Resources and Useful Links

 

General College Search Resources

  • The federal government has put together the College Scorecard site which allows families to compare and sort colleges based on different criteria, including cost, grad rates and income after college.
  • Search colleges, explore careers, make a plan, learn what you need to apply and more at Big Future
  • Peterson’s Guide University Search – the narratives are provided by the colleges themselves
  • Colleges That Change Lives – a small group of colleges that provide outstanding student-centered undergraduate education
  • Colleges of Distinction – website that promotes colleges with engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities, and successful outcomes
  • National Survey of Student Engagement – Provides information on what happens to students once they attend colleges and universities, not the high school statistics of entering freshmen. Results may be publicized by individual colleges in their own material, but you can see the criteria and list of participating institutions here.
  • E-Campus Tours shows 360 degree views of notable spots on participating college campuses
  • The Common Application for over 400 colleges and universities
  • The Education Conservancy offers practical suggestions to reduce the college application frenzy.
  • The online Guide to College Internships offers advice on how to find, apply for, and accept internships.
  • The Summer Program Finder website is an easy to use resource to find academic summer programs, internship and research opportunities, community service and study abroad options.

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Financial Aid Resources

Athletics

  • NCAA Division I and II – students interested in participating must register with the NCAA
  • NAIA – Student interested in participating in any division must register with NAIA
  • 1v1 Highlight Videos – Highlight videos for athletes in the college recruitment process

Online Guides

  • Student discounts – Site has links to various discount programs for students, everything from discounts on tech stuff to student Groupons.

Local Resources

  • Spokane Test Prep – has sites on both Northside/South Hill for SAT test prep
  • Sylvan Learningtutors in various subjects and offers ACT/SAT and state exam test prep
  • College Financial PlanningDrew Schaefer, FMI Wealth, drew@fmiwealth.net or 509-443-5174

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