Helpful College-Related Websites
Choosing a college and other miscellaneous college and/or career information
Naviance- Metea's primary tool for career assessments, college profiles, college visit schedules, a scholarship database, college application tracking, course planning, and more.
- Username: Full School Email Address (firstname+last 3 letters of last name+last four digits of ID#+@firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Password: Computer network password
Adventures in Education- Many good sources and tools for college planning, financial aid, career guidance, etc. Available in Spanish.
Career Information-Career descriptions, qualities, education and skills needed.
College Confidential- Discussion forums about college searches, financial aid, testing, etc.
College Rankings-Compiled by UIUC, this site offers different ranking categories.
College Results-Check graduation rates for nearly any four-year college or university.
Colleges That Change Lives-Based on the book, this site offers more insight into forty schools.
College View-Includes college searches, financial aid, career planning, test information and students links.
College Zone- Illinois Student Assistance Commission - Information on financial aid and scholarships.
Common Application-College application used by over 415 colleges in 2010-11.
Council for Higher Education Accreditation-Excellent list of accredited programs.
Education Planner-Lots of information about finding, choosing, and paying for college. Available in Spanish.
First in the Family-Comprehensive information for first generation college students.
Occupational Outlook Handbook-Employment and job information - includes job descriptions, salaries, majors.
Peterson's-Includes college searches, financial aid, career planning, test information and student links.
Princeton Review-Includes college searches, financial aid, career planning, test information and student links.
Unigo -Several different college resources.
Work Colleges-Links to the colleges that integrate work and education. Some are TUITION FREE!
NAIA- National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Information on NAIA teams and NAIA athletic scholarships.
NCAA- This is the National Collegiate Athletic Association's website. In includes statistics, divisions listed by sport (Division I, II, and III), athletic schedules and links to the clearinghouse site.
NCAA Clearinghouse- For college bound DI & DII athletes. This is the site where students register with the clearinghouse; includes initial eligibility and requirements.
ASPIRA- Resources specifically designed for Puerto Rican and Latino students and parents. Type in College Opportunities on the site's search engine.
Center for Student Opportunity- Clearinghouse of college programs and admissions information serving first generation and historically under served student populations.
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities-List of member institutions and HACU programs.
Hispanic Caucus Institute- Excellent resources for Puerto Rican and Latino students.
Historically Black Colleges- Links to home pages of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
College Answer- Lots of information about planning and paying for college, owned and operated by Sallie Mae.
College Athletic Scholarships- Information about how to pursue an athletic scholarships.
CollegeToolkit- Comprehensive scholarship site.
Education Planner- Lots of information about finding, choosing and paying for college. Available in Spanish.
FAFSA- Free application for federal student aid information. Available in Spanish.
FAFSA4CASTER- Direct link to the FAFSA estimator.
FASTWEB- Free searchable scholarship database.
Financial Aid- Financial aid, scholarship information and early financial aid estimators.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund- Scholarship information for Latino students.
Latino College Dollars- Scholarship search. Available in Spanish.
Managing College Costs- Overview of financial aid process, affordable college options, scholarship information, etc.
Questbridge- Connect low-income students to some highly selective universities as well as scholarship opportunities.
ACT-ACT registration, sample tests, additional test scores report requests.
College Board- Useful information on colleges, AP tests and SAT registration. Click on "Find your Match" to search for colleges that are a fit for you. Lots of other great college planning resources on this site.
Test Optional Colleges-Lists of all test score optional colleges and universities.
See Metea's ACT/SAT Test Prep Resource Sheet test prep options and testing dates and deadlines.
Virtual College Tours
Virtual Campus Tours-Virtual tours of college campuses.
eCampus Tours- Tour campuses using virtual images. Requires registration.