Virtual College Tours

  • YouVisit - Searchable database of Virtual Tours at colleges/universities across the US

College Testing

  • ACT - Widely accepted college entrance exam and more.   ACT provides educational and career planning for students and teachers at every level.

     

    College Board (SAT) - The College Board helps high school students make a successful transition to higher education. This site provides extensive information, services, and products for students and parents as well as for professional educators in both secondary and higher education.

     

    Educational Testing Service - Educational Testing Service Network is the gateway to definitive information about college and graduate school admission and placement tests including Advanced Placement (AP), SAT, GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, and PRAXIS. The site provides sample test questions, test preparation, test registration, teacher certification, college and university links, financial aid and guidance and college planning information.

     

    Kaplan - The Kaplan homepage is designed to help prepare students for the GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, TOEFL, SAT and PSAT.

     

    Princeton Review - The Princeton Review site offers software, books, courses, support and job opportunities for the company. Preparation tests other than the LSAT are offered, including the SAT, MCAT, GRE and GMAT.

     

     

Volunteering

  • Corporation for National Service- This site provides information concerning how students can make a difference by serving with an AmeriCorps, Learn and Serve America or Senior Corps program.

     

    Landmark Volunteers- Consider the opportunity this offers to see if you would like to spend two weeks of the summer volunteering for an adventure of a lifetime. This 1999 season 52 nationally renowned nonprofit historic landmarks, cultural institutions, environmental programs and social service institutions located in 20 states will host Landmark Volunteers.

     

    Volunteer Center of Bergen County - This site is run through the Bergen County United Way, providing an opportunity for students to make a difference by volunteering locally.

Financial Aid / Scholarships

  • Most scholarship search sites are free.  You should not have to use any site that charges.  In most cases you will receive information on scholarships; you will not be able to apply for the scholarship(s) directly over the internet, but you will be provided with information on how to apply.
     
    Avoid being scammed by checking the legitimacy of scholarship search services or individuals.  For information about financial aid scams, and tips to avoid being scammed, visit these Web sites:


    U.S. Department of Education - USDOE Student Financial Aid Scam Info
     

    Better Business Bureau - www.bbb.com
     

    Free financial aid and scholarship sites:

     

    www.fafsa.ed.gov- Use this site to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online, also known as FAFSA on the Web. It’s a fast, free, secure and easy way for students to apply. Students who apply online will get their application results 7 to 14 days faster than if they mail a paper FAFSA. Students can print a paper copy of the FAFSA to use as a worksheet. The FAFSA is also available online in Spanish.

    www.HESAA.org- Higher Education Student Assistance Authority's (HESAA) mission is to provide students and families with the financial and informational resources for students to pursue their education beyond high school.

    www.FinAid.org- The Financial Aid Information Page, also known as the FinAid Page, is the most comprehensive free resource for objective and unbiased information about student financial aid on the World Wide Web.

    www.scholarships.com - This site is a leading, comprehensive source in finding scholarships and financial aid information.  It provides fast and appropriate information that is most relevant to each individual student.

    www.gocollege.com - This site is one of the oldest resources that provides information on how students can finance and succeed in college.  It provides specific information on different types of scholarships, grants, and loans.

    www.collegeboard.com - This is a comprehensive website for students and parents.  It includes information on finding a college, applying to a college, and also paying for college.  It explores the different options that are available when paying for college. 

    www.embark.com - This is a college planning website that includes information on available financing options.  It provides information on the process of searching and finding the appropriate payment options for students and families.