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Colleges and Scholarships Pathfinder

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College & Scholarship Search Sites

 

 

Remember that website addresses change frequently and without notice. 

If these are inaccurate, please give updated address to Librarian. Thanks!

 

 

 

*** All this financial aid information is FREE.***

 

You should NEVER have to PAY for scholarship information.

 

 

1000+ College Admissions Essay Samples

http://www.cracksat.net/college-admission/essays/?doc

 

 

 

American Graduate 

Provides a variety of resources aimed at assisting students in graduating

https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/american-graduate-collection/?to#.WnS1YUxFyUk

 

 

 

Apply Texas 

Apply for admission to any Texas public university, as well as to participating community and private colleges

Copy a submitted application to another institution

https://www.applytexas.org/adappc/gen/c_start.WBX

 

 

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Even though you might not qualify for federal grant money (money you do not have to pay back), you still need to apply for FAFSA to be eligible for get low interest student loans.

https://fafsa.ed.gov/index.htm

 

Financial Aid Tool Kit

https://financialaidtoolkit.ed.gov/tk/resources.jsp

 

 

Financial Aid Shopping Sheet

https://www2.ed.gov/policy/highered/guid/aid-offer/index.html

 

 

College Scoreboard

Gives general information about US colleges and universities, including average cost per year and graduation rate.

https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

 

Big Future

Gives general information about US colleges and universities, including average cost per year and graduation rate.

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/

Compare three colleges side by side

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/compare-colleges

Find information for a specific college (After typing in the college of interest and clicking "Go", you can click on the "Paying" tab to get a breakdown of the estimated yearly cost to attend

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/find-colleges

 

Loan Specifics

http://www.finaid.org/loans/

 

 

The College Board has links for SAT, PSAT, ACT, TSI (formerly known as Accuplacer) review, college matchmaker, scholarship searches and more.

 

 

Khan Academy Courses and Test Prep

https://www.khanacademy.org/   

To view the courses and test prep help selections click on the Courses tab at the top of website page                                                              

 

ACT

 

ACT Test Prep

http://www.crackact.com/act/english/

http://www.crackact.com/act/math/

http://www.crackact.com/act/reading/

http://www.crackact.com/act/science/

Note concerning the four above:  If you click on a test and look under the "Test Information" section, there will be a tab for viewing all questions for that set of tests.  (Every 15 questions represents the next test).  When you click on a specific question, the answer and 

an explanation for that test question will be given.

 

 

SAT 

 

SAT registration & information

 

Earn a $1,000 scholarship by practicing for the SAT

https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/about/practice?SFMC_cid=EM204487-&rid=61877565

 

SAT Online Practice Tests

http://www.cracksat.net/index.html

 

Khan Academy SAT Prep

https://www.khanacademy.org/sat

 

Real SAT Tests Download

http://www.cracksat.net/sat-downloads/?doc

 

Provides several practice tests for individual sections

http://www.majortests.com/sat/

 

 

 

ASVAB 

ASVAB practice tests and information, through Military.com 

 

 

CLEP

 

CLEP Overview

Test CLEP Subject Areas.pdf

 

CLEP (College-Level Examination Program) receive college credit by exam

https://clep.collegeboard.org/

CLEP offers 33 exams in five subject areas, covering material taught in courses that you may generally take in your first two years of college.By passing a CLEP exam, you can earn 3 to 12 college credits. Exams cost approximately $87.

https://clep.collegeboard.org/exam

 

CLEP Benefits

 https://clep.collegeboard.org/clep-benefits

 

The link below can be used to find out which CLEP tests individual colleges except and how much credit will be given for individual test:

https://clep.collegeboard.org/school-policy-search

Note: The amount of credit given for an individual CLEP test can differ from college to college.  Also, if you are going to transfer from a junior college to a

         university, check to make sure that the credit(s) received for CLEP tests taken at a junior college will transfer to the university.


CLEP Brochure

https://clep.collegeboard.org/develop-your-clep-program/inform-students/order-free-clep-materials

 

CLEP Testing Info. for Kilgore College 

(Scroll down the page until you see the section for CLEP)

https://www.kilgore.edu/future-students/student-services/testing-services/testing-center-kilgore

 

CLEP Tests Practice

https://www.modernstates.org

On main screen, click on "Course Catalog"

On the "Course Catalog" screen, scroll down until you start seeing AP classes prep     

 

 

AP (Advanced Placement)

 

AP Exams Prep

http://www.crackap.com

 

AP Online Practice Tests

http://www.crackap.com/ap/

 

https://modernstates.org/

On main screen, click on "Course Catalog"

On the "Course Catalog" screen, scroll down until you start seeing AP classes prep     

 

https://www.khanacademy.org/

To see which courses off AP practice, click on the "Courses" tab.  Create a free account to keep up with course(s) progress.

 

 

 

GED (General Equivalency Diploma)

https://ged.com/

 

GED Practice Tests

https://ged.com/study/free_practice_test/

 

 

 

TSI

 

TSI Exemption Information

 

http://www.collegeforalltexans.com/index.cfm?objectid=63176344-FFFA-217B-60C9A0E86629B3CA

 

For the link below, refer only to the information from the chart (the other information is college specific):

http://www.vernoncollege.edu/resources/testing/tsi%20exemptions.pdf

 

(Note: The STAAR EOC exemption requirements are not applicable to Gilmer students due to the tests (indicated) not being given on the campus.)

http://www.collin.edu/shared/shared_admissions/pdf/0809_ARO-TSInotes.pdf

 

 

 

 

TSI Practice

 

http://www.tsipracticetest.com/

Answers and explanations are given after each question.

 

https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/sites/default/files/accuplacer-texas-success-initiative-assessment-sample-questions.pdf

Answers are given at the end of the document.

 

https://www.mometrix.com/academy/tsi-test

After clicking on the link above, click TSI Practice Test

On the screen that appears, you can choose to take a reading, math, or writing practice test. 

The answers (for each test above) will be given at the end of each test.

The links below provide guided practice tests (using video) for reading, math and writing: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCSGyHMbVmU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjbJMJydaNo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4jLwtubK-E

 

 

Practice Quizzes - 5 Math, 5 Reading, and 4 Writing

Answers and explanations are given at the end of each quiz.

https://www.test-guide.com/TSI/?gclid=CMGojbLe29ECFYERgQodGfcDhw

 

 

http://www.testprepreview.com/texas-success-initiative.htm

Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find practice by subject areas and subtopics.

 

Algebra I

From TestPrepReview.com - Algebra I

At the end of the practice questions, a break down is given for the categories of questions that are on the test and how many questions will be under each category.

 

Printable High School Geometry Math Posters

https://www.mathworksheetsland.com/algebra/posters.html

 

 

 

 

“The SmartStudent™ Guide to Financial Aid” is a comprehensive site with information on loans, scholarships and savings plans. Look for “Maximizing your aid eligibility” and interactive calculators.

 

 

2019 College Rankings - Niche

https://www.niche.com/colleges/rankings/?utm_source=gPPC&utm_medium=paidsearch&utm_campaign=gPPC_sitelinks&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIsOiOj7aO3wIVkLXACh0-4wukEAAYASABEgKgEvD_BwE

 

 

2019 Best Value Colleges in America _ Niche

https://www.niche.com/colleges/search/best-value-colleges/?utm_source=gppc&utm_campaign=gppc-value&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIsOiOj7aO3wIVkLXACh0-4wukEAAYASAAEgLCffD_BwE

(Searches can be customized by using the filters along the left side of the screen.)

 

 

2014 College Career Guide

http://freebizmag.tradepub.com/p=w_aaaa3020&w=d&email=woodsc@gilmerisd.org&key=fAO5UJYYdL7W9lG3PgOT&ts=31621&u=0672161110791400072962&e=d29vZHNjQGdpbG1lcmlzZC5vcmc=

 

 

Ten Step College Guides

http://www.supercollege.com/guide/guide.cfm

 

 

College and Career Readiness Resource Center

http://www.txccrsc.org/

 

 

How to Build Good Credit in College

http://www.thesimpledollar.com/how-to-build-good-credit-in-college/

 

 

Fifteen Majors with Highest Starting Salaries

Payscale, the creator of the world's largest compensation database, recently looked at the starting pay for millions of professionals and sorted the results by college major. Salary potential shouldn't be the sole thing that attracts you to a major in college; things like passion, interest, and aptitude should also be considered. But it's still nice to know which degrees pay off the fastest. (2-24-15)

http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/careersandeducation/15-college-majors-with-the-highest-starting-salaries/ss-AA9jCGZ

 

 

Ten Best U. S. Cities for Engineering Jobs as of 11-20-15

http://hpac.com/galleries/10-best-us-cities-engineering-jobs?utm_rid=CPG04000000900068&utm_campaign=5352&utm_medium=email&elq2=cfd799400261448abc3975587bf2e819&pk=UM_53AA&elq=cfd799400261448abc3975587bf2e819&elqCampaignId=4597&elqaid=5352&elqat=1&elqTrackId=fdccf96913d64cbe8c3d3fb59e84eb3a#slide-9-field_images-18721

 

 

 25 Highest Paying Jobs with the Most Openings as of 3-01-15

http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/careersandeducation/the-25-highest-paying-jobs-with-the-most-openings-right-now/ss-BBhIo62

 

 

 

Search by major, state, region and/or school type through CollegeView to find the college that’s right for you. Career center, financial aid, virtual advisor and campus multi-media tours.

 

 

Explore college programs, find scholarships, ask Gen & Kelly questions at SuperCollege. Use our free Recruitment Service to help colleges find you.” Some pop-ups. 

 

Embark is a gateway for exploring colleges, online applications, and more.

 

 

Try EdSoup's college matching service.

 

 

Also, try the GHS Library pathfinder for Career information.

 

Tips for applying for scholarships:

1) Make sure that you apply for the scholarship by its deadline.

2) Check the scholarship's requirements carefully. (For example, if a scholarship you are considering applying for is for someone majoring in math and you are majoring in English, then you would not apply for that scholarship. Also, look and see how much time it will take to complete the scholarship.  If it will take you more time to complete it than you have to invest (or want to invest), find some that you feel comfortable completing.

3) For scholarships that require essays, make sure before you submit the essays that you have at least two people read over each one (preferably, one being your English teacher).  Then, make corrections and have the two people (or two other people) read over them again and make your final corrections. It is very important that essays are well written!

4)  When filling out applications for scholarships CAPITALIZE PROPER NOUNS!

 

More Tips and Strategies for applying for scholarships:

https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarship-application-strategies/

 

 

The Best Scholarship Search Platforms

https://www.reviews.com/jobs-and-education/education/best-scholarship-search-platforms/#cappex

 

FastWeb is good for finding schools with different majors, certain size, geographic location, etc. Also matches student profiles to database of 60,000 scholarships. Can alert student to application deadlines or new scholarships by e-mail. Some pop-ups.

 

Scholarships.com includes access to scholarships, ability to sort by deadline or amount, customized request letters, and notification of new scholarships. Scroll down to the bottom of it's screen to see a variety of topics that it has information on. Click on a topic to pull up it's information. (After the information comes up, look on the left side to see subtopics.)

 

Professor E.A. Rogers Award provides a full tuition scholarship to the prestigious Junior Statesmen Summer School. The program is offered each year at Yale, Princeton, Stanford, and Georgetown universities. One full scholarship and twenty partial scholarships will be awarded to high school students (all grade levels) interested in history, politics, and leadership.

 

http://www.scholarships4students.com/

 

http://www.discusawards.com/

 

Fun and Unique Scholarships for High School Students

https://www.pdx.edu/ubets/sites/www.pdx.edu.ubets/files/Scholarships%20for%20Students.pdf

 

Scholarships for Underrepresented Students – Many of these 25 scholarships are for students who will be the first to graduate in their family.

http://collegeapps.about.com/od/grantsandscholarships/tp/scholarships-for-underrepresented-students.htm

 

Scholarships by Grade Levels:

For Seniors:

https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-grade-level/high-school-scholarships/scholarships-for-high-school-seniors/

For Juniors:

https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-grade-level/high-school-scholarships/scholarships-for-high-school-juniors/

 

 

No Essay scholarships for High School Seniors

http://boughtoncredit.com/10-no-essay-scholarships-for-high-school-seniors/

https://colleges.niche.com/scholarship/apply.aspx?source=discus (Can enter monthly for this scholarship)

 

College Xpress - A free resource for finding colleges and scholarships

http://www.collegexpress.com/

Note: To search for colleges in Texas - Click on the "College Search" tab on the website or http://www.collegexpress.com/college/search/

On the left side (under State), find "Texas" and click on "Search" at the bottom.

 

Register at https://www.collegexpress.com/reg/signup to be eligible for a $10,000 Scholarship if you will be attending one of the colleges listed on the following

link:  http://www.collegexpress.com/college/profiles/-featured/#

 

 

 

The Cappex Easy College Money Scholarship

Amount: $1000 - Applicants must be currently enrolled in high school or college, or plan to enroll within the next 12 months. A short explanation regarding why you deserve the scholarship and a Cappex profile are required in order to apply. Six are given out monthly. Application Deadline: the last day of each month.

http://www.collegexpress.com/scholarships/1000-cappex-easy-college-money-scholarship/2013901/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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