Resources & References

College Guidance welcomes the opportunity to acquaint all 9th and 10th grade students with our College Guidance Department and what we can assist them with now. For this reason, February has been declared College Guidance Awareness month for all 9th and 10th graders.

Mrs. Szaluta, a College Guidance Counselor, will discuss and familiarize your child with the many functions of the College Guidance Department, such as tutoring, scholarship information, summer internships, career information, college advice, Alumni Day, Principals’ Honor Roll, National Honor Society, PSAT, SAT/ACT and AP exams.

Students who are interested in learning more about the College Guidance Department should contact Mrs. Arlette Miller for an appointment. Mrs. Szaluta will be working with small groups of students Monday – Thursday from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm during the month of February. We prefer students scheduling an appointment during their lunch break (they would be able to eat in the College Guidance office) so they do not miss any of their regular classes. This meeting will take approximately 15 minutes.

College Guidance looks forward to the prospect of introducing your child to the many helpful resources that are available to them in the College Guidance office.

 

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Below you will find some links to very useful documents and websites.  We encourage our parents and student to make use of these links for reference throughout the college admission process.

 

Documents:

 

College Handbook

College Checklist & Calendar

 

Publications:

 

Fiske, Edward B., Fiske Guide to Colleges. Sourcebooks Inc., 2009.

Robbins, Alexandra.  The Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Power Kids. Hyperion, 2007.

Wolf, Karen. Cliffsnotes Roadmap to College. Wiley, 2009.

 

General College Search/Application Web Resources:

 

College Board:                 www.collegeboard.com

College Link:                    www.collegelink.com

College Review:              www.collegeview.com

GoCollege:                     www.gocollege.com

Hillel Organization:         www.hillel.org

My College Options:       www.mycollegeoptions.com

Peterson’s:                     www.petersons.com

Princeton Review:           www.review.com

Wired Scholar:                 www.wiredscholar.com

 

Application Web Resources:

 

The Common Application         www.commonapp.org

Virtual Campus Tours:             www.campustours.com

 

Standardized Test Web Resources:

 

ACT:                                    www.actstudent.org

College Board:                 www.collegeboard.com

 

Financial Aid Web Resources:

 

FAFSA:                             www.fafsa.ed.gov

Fastweb:                           www.fastweb.com

Financial Aid:                   www.finaid.com

Student Aid:                     www.studentaid.ed.gov

 

Career Information:

 

Career Assessment:       www.mymajors.com

Portfolio Planning:        www.nycareerzone.org

Career Assessment        http://careerkey.org