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Helpful Websites

 

HELPFUL WEBSITES

 

ACT TESTING       

ACT Registration and Information

www.actstudent.org “ frequently asked questions; test-taking tips & sample

test questions; registration.  Our School Code:  172-670

 

Free online ACT test prep; vocab builder

www.number2.com

 

Free Practice Questions

www.free-test-online.com

 

Free Practice Test

www.4tests.com

 

Free ACT practice test

www.HighFiveScholarships.com  free ACT practice test and strategy guides,

scroll to the bottom for the free test and feedback

 

CAREER INFORMATION

Occupational Outlook Handbook - great source!!

www.bls.gov/oco

 

Kansas Career Navigator

www.kscareernav.gov - Click OCCUPATION & COLLEGE PROGRAMS to access the top 10 high demand, high wage occupations in your local area. Take the helm in learning more about wages, job openings, education and work experience expectations, access provider listings,and forecasted vacancies.

 

Career Zoom

www.kansasworks.com/ada/services/CareerZoomLanding.cfm- search information on career technical education training opportunities from 26 Kansas public institutions, find out which schools offer which programs

 

American Careers - online magazine

http://carcom.com/site/KS_ACHS_2011_12.html - put out by the KS State Dept. of Ed, this online magazine has articles from all 16 career clusters with job information in each, plus much more helpful information.  Worth checking out!

 

LifeWorks and Health/Medical Sciences

www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/magazine/issues/summer11/articles/summer11pg24-25.html - information on health and medical science fields, interviews with people in the field; e-mentors.

 

My Future

www.myfuture.com œTop 10 Lists of fastest growing; highest paying; in-demand careers in each career pathway, occupation search and information, resume help

 

Job Shadow

www.jobshadow.com  read real interviews from people as they talk about the jobs they do and the careers they have

 

My Next Move

www.mynextmove.org  GREAT site for career exploration, part of o*net online

 

Career One-Stop

www.CareerOneStop.org - search occupations by green careers, fastest growing, largest employment, most openings, highest paying by education level, resume help and more

 

O*Net Online

www.onetonline.org a detailed descriptions of the world of work, find occupations using keywords, job families or career clusters

 

My Skills

www.MySkillsMyFuture.org - enter current or past job and find jobs with similar skills/career matches

 

Careers by Major -“ What can I do with a major in . . .  .?

http://whatcanidowiththismajor.com/major/ - information includes what jobs are available for different majors, what industries employ certain majors, required skills and specialized training by major

 

Job Search Help

https://uptowork.com/blog/job-interview-questions-and-answers - common job interview questions and answers

https://uptowork.com/blog/how-to-make-a-resume - how to make a resume, a step-by-step guide

https://uptowork.com/blog/optimize-your-linkedin-profile - working through LinkedIn for job hunting

 

ATHLETICS AT NCAA DIVISION I AND II

Information for any student interested in playing at this college level:  how to register with the Clearinghouse, academic requirements, and the process

http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/future

 

FIND A COLLEGE

College.gov

www.college.gov “ college planning/resource guide

 

Kansas Board of Regents: List of Direct Equivalency Transfer Courses

http://kansasregents.org/transfer_articulation - courses approved to transfer to any of the 32 insititutions of higher learning in Kansas

 

Private Kansas Colleges

www.Proud2BPrivate.com - interactive resource site to showcase Kansas' 18 private colleges

 

Online Kansas Colleges

http://www.onlinecolleges.net/kansas/ - a description and search help for accredited online colleges in Kansas, rankings and scholarship info

 

Peterson's

www.petersons.com/ugchannel - find schools based on major by using keyword search function, can help locate specialized programs

 

Princeton Review

www.princetonreview.com/college - research colleges by best rankings or by specific criteria such as major, cost, location, and more

 

US News & World Report

www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/college/cohome.htm - college rankings

 

Cappex

www.cappex.com - college & scholarship search, profiles/reviews, tips and tools to help your college search

 

Accredited Online College Programs


www.accreditedonlinecolleges.org- several comprehensive databases that allows anyone to search for accredited online schools in Kansas or throughout the nation, and specific online degree programs.

 

Go College

www.gocollege.com - information on finding a college and financial aid

 

SCHOLARSHIP SOURCES & SEARCH ENGINES

 

www.fastweb.com - largest free scholarship search 

www.college-scholarships.com/free_scholarship_searches.htm - links to more than 50 free scholarship search sites!

www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov/scholarship     

www.wiredscholar.com

www.StudentScholarships.org

www.HighFiveScholarships.com

www.scholarships4students.com

www.collegeanswer.com

www.scholarships.com

www.scholarships101.com

www.brokescholar.com

www.fastaid.com

www.scholarshiphunter.com

www.supercollege.com

www.findtuition.com/scholarships

www.studentaid.ed.gov/sites/default/files/scholarships-for-military.pdf - Scholarships for Military Families

www.ksamlegion.org - scholarships through the American Legion

 

Scholarship Scams

www.finaid.org/scholarships/scams.phtml

 

Scholarship Help

 

www.thesimpledollar.com/college-scholarship-guide/

www.scholarshipexperts.com

www.scholarshiphelp.org

 

 

FINANCIAL AID

 

FAFSA

www.fafsa.gov -“ the official free site to apply for Federal Financial Aid, which includes Pell grants, loans and work study

 

PIN

www.pin.ed.gov - get your PIN (Personal Identification Number) needed to sign the FAFSA, need one for parent and one for student.

 

12 Common FAFSA Mistakes

https://blog.ed.gov/2016/09/12-common-fafsa-mistakes/?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=&ep_mid=11309393&ep_rid=38391621

 

Financial Aid Guide

www.finaid.org -“ guide to Financial Aid information including scholarships, loans, military aid, cost calculators, and more

 

Understanding the FAFSA

http://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/fafsa/ - overview with sample FAFSA

 

FAFSA4caster

www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov -“ get early estimates of federal financial aid eligibility

 

Kansas Board of Regents

www.kansasregents.org -“ information/application for state of Kansas aid programs

 

Federal Student Aid

www.studentaid.gov -“ planning for college, paying for college, and repaying student loans.  Guide/information to federal aid programs, tools & other resources.

 

FINANCIAL LITERACY TOOLS

 

Love Your Money.org

www.loveyourmoney.org/ - a seven module self-paced financial literacy program

 

CardRatings.com

www.cardratings.com - help choosing between credit cards

 

MyMoney.gov

www.mymoney.gov -“ U.S. government website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education

 

Federal Trade Commission

www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft - Identity Theft Protection Tips

 

 

 

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