Web Sites to Enhance Your College Search Process
Please use these web addresses to enhance your college and career searches. Be aware of the fact that web sites change periodically. You may find that a web site has moved or is no longer in use. Stop in the guidance office and share other college/career sites that you have identified and find helpful and we will add them to our list.There is no replacement for a meeting with your guidance counselor who will personalize your search. Please attend the "College Information Session" and "Financial Aid Meeting" for your class level and avail yourself of scholarship information and college rep visits.
Making college accessible and affordable for Illinois students.
Mapping Your Future
for a comprehensive list of each topic available on the site. This will save you time when searching for specific information.
College Tool Kit
This site offers: college searches, scholarship searches, career exploration, interactive calculators and more. There is also an essay scholarship for students 14 and older.
U.S. News College Search
Online college search that enables a student to utilize a large college database to search for colleges that possess the unique factors necessary for a good college match.
This site links the user to the home pages of over 1,000 American universities and well as links to community college, international and Canadian university lists.
Access “Parent and Student Info” and find out about the dates for upcoming online college fairs.
Peterson’s Colleges and Universities
Search for colleges in various ways, by interest or by matching your goals and aspirations to college graduates. Information is also available for study abroad programs, visual and performing art schools, and scholarship search.
The Princeton Review
Go right to the site map to look for college and career searches as well as “best” school rankings. This site contains interesting information on graduate school programs in law, business and medicine as well as testing information in many areas.
This is a connection to a Canadian college list.
Everything you need to know about art as a career, major and the schools that can help a student achieve his/her goals in the field is available on this site. Good information on portfolios.
This site will search for community colleges.
NCAA Eligibility Center Prospective student athletes who want to compete in Division I or II College Athletics must fill out the NCAA eligibility forms. This site will provide students with information about initial eligibility, high school core requirements, and the Guide for the College Bound Student Athlete.
This site provides an informative "Prep Guide for Parents", college planning checklists for students in grades 9-12, an opportunity to sign up for the STEPS college exploration program, and lots of great information on loans.
This is an interactive site for students who wish to plan for college. Information on college search and financial aid is available for students of all high school grade levels. There are informative videos which are a lot of fun to watch.
This site has everything a student or parent needs to know to plan, apply, and attend the college or university of his/her choice. It also contains comprehensive financial aid and career planning sections.
Cappex provides profiles, student reviews and videos for 3,000 colleges. Selected colleges provide scattergrams which may be used for student comparisons. This site also contains merit scholarship information. The site is user friendly.
Post Secondary Choices
College options and assistance for students with special needs.
Post Secondary Choices
College search, college videos as well as scholarship information.
MSEP: Midwest Student Exchange Program
Over 100 colleges and universities offer tuition discounts for students living in the Midwest. Go to www.mhec.org or call 612-625-4368 for more information.