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College Info Sites

Includes info regarding planning for college, taking the tests, finding the right college, getting into college and paying for college.

Also provides info for the student regarding SAT test dates, sample test questions, college search and even provides for Online SAT Registration.

Peterson's Homepage

College search identifies colleges by location, major institution, sports etc.

Financial aid research scholarship, loans and other financial information.

Details on every U.S. accredited two and four year colleges and university.

Test preparation with Peterson's online practice test.

Hobson's College View

Examine more than 3,800 schools to find the college that's right for you. Take a virtual campus tour, apply on line and more.

College Net

Helps you quickly find the ideal college. Narrow down by region, college sports, major, tuition and several other criteria. Hotlink from your search list directly to homepages of the schools in which you are interested. Reveiw, compare and sort schools according to exclusive details provided by ACT.

Go College

The number one college bound web site on the internet.

Covers finding your dream school, great tips on financial aid and has the largest scholarship database in the country.

College Source Online

The World's College Catalog.

20,484 college catalogs in compelete cover to cover original format. Education : College

The rankings of Americas best colleges for 2002.

College Information For Students With Learning Disabilities

This is national clearinghouse on post secondary education for individuals with disabilities.

Campus Tours

Virtual college tours, campus maps, web cams and college videos.

Financial Aid Information

Finacial Aid - The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid

Access to this site is free for all users and there is no charge to link to the site. Best place to begin a search for financial aid info. Site is dedicated to providing objective guidance for Financial Aid. for college

Discusses what you need to know about how financial aid works, about finding scholarships and financial aid, about FAFSA, info regarding aid awards, about applying for loans, etc.

The Student Guide to Applying for Financial Aid

Information for the U.S. department of Education. This site contains a tremendous amount of information for students filling out FAFSA forms. Also there is quite a lot of other student loan and scholarship information present.

Completing the FAFSA

Financial Aid from the U.S. Department of Education
This website explains how to complete the 2002-2003 FAFSA. It explains the purpose of the FAFSA questions and has direct links to several other FAFSA related sites.

FAFSA on the WEB

Your free application for Federal Student Aid to file online.

Federal Student Aid

The Federal Student Aid programs are the largest source of student aid in America, providing over $60 billion a year in grants, loans and work-study assistance. This site will help you find information to aid you in every stage of the financial aid process.

2002 Colleges, College Scholarships and Financial Aid Page

This site is designed to offer college bound students, parents, and counselors easy access to information on :
1. Colleges and Universities throughout the U.S.
2. Free college scholarships and financial aid searches
3. SAT and ACT test preparation

College Essays

Writing Your College Essay

This is the most comprehensive admissions essay help course on the internet. This company had edited tens of thousands of admissions essays from college applicants. As a result they created the ultimate course for students seeking an extra edge in writing their essays.

College Admissions Essays - Help from Personal

This is a pay service - $75.00 - but it seems to be a worthwile service.


Occupational Outlook Handbook 2002-2003

Provides valuable information about the work world and the qualifications that will be needed to fill those jobs.

What Can I Do with a Major In.....?

Presented by University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Career Pathways

This site comes from the school-to-work website of the Seattle Public schools. A pathways is a sequence of learning, experience and development that enables you to progress to higher levels of capability and achievement in the world of work.


If you need help in deciding on a career, or choosing a college or finding the money to pay for college stop in the library and check out one or two of the following titles. They are kept over by the windows on the short bookcases (Next to copier). Books may be checked out either overnight or over the weekend. Also make sure you check the links in the COLLEGE INFORMATION section of the Aquinas Library Home Page.


CAREERS 373 GUI Guide for Occupational Exploration Solid research supports exploring career and learning options based on your interests. Developed by a team of researchers from U.S. Dept of Labor. The GEO uses an intuitive process to go from your general interests to specific career and learning options. Approximately 1,000 job descriptions are included.

CAREERS 373 ONE 150 Great Tech Prep Careers. Contains accurate and up-to-date info on occupations that require on-the-job training, an apprenticeship, a certificate or an associate degree. Includes job descriptions, education requirements, advancement opportunities, workplace conditions, advice on starting out and current salary statistics and employment outlook.

CAREERS 602.3 EXP Exploring Tech Careers: real people tell you what you need to know. This book profiles individual technicians and technologists who do more than 110 “technical” jobs.

CAREERS 331.7 OCC Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2002-2003 Thorough description for over 260 jobs, covering about 90% of all workers. Information on labor market trends plus the following details on each job: earnings, training and education needed, working conditions, skills required, advancement opportunities, projected growth, related jobs, sources of additional information including WEB sites.

CAREERS 331.7 ONE O*NET Dictionary of Occupational Titles, 2nd ed. Completely updated descriptions for 1, 094 jobs, covering almost 100% of the workforce. Thorough, accurate descriptions include new data on earnings, growth, and number of openings, education and training needed. Based on all new data from the U.S. Dept of Labor.


CAREERS 378.73 PET Peterson’s guide to Four Year Colleges, 2002. Comes with CD-ROM Profiles more than 2,100 Four Year schools in the U.S. and Canada. Countdown calendar featuring key dates in the College planning process. Financial advice for middle-income families. Plus much more. CAREERS 378.73 PET Peterson’s guide to Two Year Colleges, 2002. Profiles more than 1700 junior and community colleges in the U.S. and Canada. College costs are discussed in detail.


CAREERS 378.1 SAT SAT Success. Offers a unique combination of practice tests, test taking strategy and subject review. Begin by taking a diagnostic test. Receive instruction on how to save time during the test and throughout the student’s study period of preparation. Math and Verbal reasoning skills are reinforced, plus much more.

CAREERS 378.1 ACT ACT Assessment Success. A comprehensive test-prep program with sound advice, practice exams, and skill building exercises to help college-bound students reach score goals and gain acceptance into their first choice college. Includes multiple full length tests, test-taking strategies & study plans, plus a CD-ROM with additional practice tests.


CAREERS 378.1 COL College Money Handbook, 2002. Profiles of 1,600 schools and the financial aid they grant. An introduction to the financial aid process. A state-by-state listing of state-funded scholarships and grant programs. Worksheets and tables for measuring and estimating college expenses. A College Cost Chart to help you easily compare expenses.

CAREERS 378.1 COL Peterson’s 2003 Scholarships, Grants and Prizes CD-ROM included. Describes scholarships and other financial aid awards available from private source- foundations, corporations, religious organizations and civic organizations. Eligibility requirements, application deadlines, contact names and award amounts are all up to date. Information on merit-based honors scholarships is included.


CAREERS 025.06 WOL Quick Internet Guide to Career and Education Information. Use this book to help you choose the right college and apply online; find out about financial aid options available to you. Link directly to thousands of schools; explore career alternatives. Put your online resume into the hands of hiring managers, and much more. Home