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College Exploration:

Alphabetic List of US Universities - List of U.S. universities, ordered alphabetically.
American Universities - Links to the home pages of many American Universities.
BA-MD Programs - Information on colleges offering combined bachelors/medical degrees.
Braintrack - Index to universities all over the world, organized by continent and country.
Campus Tours - Virtual college tours, interactive maps, college web cams, movies & pictures.
College Base - Collection of college stories, and evaluations rom the student's perspective.
College Board - College Search.
College Compass - Links to careers, majors, colleges, financial aid, scholarships, test preparation, and summer programs.
College Confidential - Guides you through researching colleges to getting in and paying for them.
College Opportunities On-line - National Center for Education Statistics site to help students and their parents understand the differences between colleges their costs.. Has a tool to search for a college based on its location, program, or degree offerings either alone or in combination.
College Planning Center - Includes planning calendars, downloadable application forms.
College Prep 101 -  Takes you through applying to, selecting and transitioning to college.
College Profiles -features in-depth college profiles with information about academic programs, athletics, campus life, facilities, expenses, and finanial aid.
Colleges That Change Lives - Based on the book by Loren Pope. Information and first hand experiences offerinf a unique perspective on forty remarkable liberal arts colleges.
Collegeview – Free online college search service with profiles of 3,500+ colleges & universities, sites, virtual tours, electronic applications, financial aid info, career planning tools, and more.
Culinary Schools - Links to top cooking school in the US and around the world.
My College Guide - Quick College search; provides links to various colleges.
My Road - A searchable database of 900+ career fields, 6000+ vocational schools, colleges, and universities. Take a personality assessment to get a detailed report on your personality type.
New York's Colleges & Universities - Complete listing of every private college in NY.
Peterson's Education Center - Well organized information about colleges.
Preparing Your Child for College - US Department of Education site explains the benefits of a college education and about ways to put college within reach academically and financially.
Princeton Review - College information and comparisons, financial aid information, online applications, practice tests and College Rankings.
Students.gov - U.S. Government site with has links for information on: planning and paying for your education, internships, community service, career development, and military service.
SUNY - State University of New York official site.
Super College - College guidance site has sections on searching for a college, admissions & tests, and scholarships.
Two Year Colleges in the United States - A listing of the Two Year Colleges in the United States.
U.S Department of Education - Search for the college that's right for you by geographic region, state, city, type or major.
US News & World Report - Annual rankling guide of the best colleges.
Vocational Schools - Info on professional/technical programs throughout the U.S.
Wired Scholar - SallieMae site tlaks about selecting a college and financial aid.
Women's Colleges - Information about women's colleges  with links to web sites.
XAP - Plan, explore, and apply to college using this website's tools.
College Application Essay Writing:

Collegeboard Essay Writing Tips - Includes tips and samples
7 Writing Tips – Tips about college entrance essays. (tries to sell their service)
Berkeley Personal Statement - Includes essay structure and writing process.
Carleton Essay Tips - Carleton College Top 15 Essay Tips

College Applications:

Apply Web- CollegeNet application website.
CollegeApps.com - Shows collegebound students how to personalize that very sterile college application form and market themselves to gain admission.
The Common Application - Can be used to apply to any of the approximately 250 participating colleges for no surcharge beyond the regular application fee for each school.
SUNY Applications State University of New York Applications 

Info for Students with Special Needs:
Association on Higher Education and Disability -  Resources, events, workshops
Heath Resource Center - online, web based resources on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities
LD Resources - College programs and services for Learning Disabled students
National Center for Learning Disabilites -  Multiple types of education choices explained
Wall Street Journal Article - Finding a College That Suits Students With Special Needs 
The POBJFK PTA web site contains links to other internet resources. While we attempt to offer only high-quality links, we cannot be responsible for the evolving content on any other sites. Links are provided as a service only, POBJFK PTA is not responsible for the content of third-party sites.
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SUNY Statewide Student Financial Aid Days
SUNY's Statewide Student Financial Aid Days are offered as a service to all prospective college students and their families. The programs are designed to answer questions and provide assistance regarding the financial aid application, types of aid available, and the award process.  Assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be available.

More Info: https://www.suny.edu/student/event_listing/index.cfm
Students planning to apply to college next year should learn from the experience of this year's seniors and not wait until the December 31st deadline to apply. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/01/education/01apply.html?ref=internet
FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION: 

College and Financial Aid Search
www.myfootpath.com - myFootpath specializes in college admissions. Students and parents can subscribe to free newsletters and see the latest articles on college admission, from researching to preparing to applying. For a fee, users can access Inside Admissions reports, which explain how admission works at top colleges and universities, and what you can be doing to increase your chances of admission.

FAFSA on the Web. The web site for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This form must be submitted in the senior year (after Octobber 1) for families applying for need based aid. Students may complete it electronically at this site.
www.fafsa.ed.gov.

FastWeb. Extensive information on merit-and need-based scholarships and aid.
www.fastweb.com.
www.scholarshipexperts.com
www.scholarships.com


National Collegiate Athletic Association is the organization through which the nation's colleges and universities speak and act on athletic matters.   www.ncaa.org

Here are listings of colleges and universities sponsoring each of the sports in which the NCAA conducts a championship. Each list contains hyperlinks to information on each school, including address, athletic department contacts, other sponsored NCAA sports and conference affiliations.  www.ncaa.org/sponsorships

Sports scholarships, financial aid and college search resources for students and student athletes.  www.athleticaid.com





Standardized Tests:

www.act.org - The official ACT Web site allows students to register on-line. It also gives information on the ACT test, including test questions and test preparation. This site also provides information on college searches and applications.

www.collegeboard.org - The official SAT Web site allows students to register on-line. It also gives information on the SAT test, including test questions and test preparation. 



General Web Sites:

Campus Tours: Virtual College Tours. Virtual tours with still pictures and descriptions, webcams, campus maps, and videos of hundreds of colleges in the U.S.
www.campustours.com

Virtual tours of colleges. Useful for its 360 degree views of dorm rooms and other buildings.
www.ecampustours.com

U.S. Department of Education. The federal government's Web site is easy to use and an excellent source of information on financial aid, much of it in Spanish as well as English. Look for two signature publications here: Funding you Education and the STudent Guide: Financial Aid from the U.S. Department of Education.
www.ed.gov

Scholarship search
http://weeklyscholarshipalert.com/weeklylist.html


National Association for College Admission Counseling 
http://www.nacacnet.org/Pages/default.aspx




SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION:

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is awarding scholarships to 250 deserving students. Apply online at www.coca-colascholars.org


Visit www.axa-achievement.com to find out more information on AXA Achievement Scholarships.

The KFC Colonel's Scholars Program is dedicated to assisting students with financial need who plan to pursue a bachelor's degree at a public institution within their legal state of residence. To qualify, a student must be graduating from high school this academic year, maintaining a minimum high school cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher, enrolling in a  public, in-state college or university, pursuing a bachelor's degree,  and being a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.  Students complete their application online at  www.kfcscholars.org.
















Colleges visiting POBJFKHS

New York State Higher Education Services Corporation's special FAFSA Assistance Hotline, 1-800-808-1790, offers live help for your students and their parents each Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 5:00 pm.  Visit HESC's website hesc.com for more financial aid information.