College and Technical Schools
U.S News & World Report ranks best colleges, graduate schools and online programs
2014 Best Online Program Rankings U.S. News & World Report
Skills Every College Student Needs U.S. News & World Report
What is a 21st Century Liberal Education? Association of American Colleges and Universities, be sure to read their pdf: Essential Learning Outcomes
Blogs and Such
College Knowledge Centers
Applying for College U.S. News & World Report site
College.gov prepare for college
College Planning Center Fox Business
Homeschool College USA for home-schooled high schoolers to work on college credits
Peterson's college, grad school, continuing ed., and international students
Goodcall Scholarship engine
FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Federal Student Aid
FinAid powered by Monster
Paying for College U.S. News & World Report site
Survival Guide to Personal Finance for College Students provides tips for students on how to manage their finances before, during and after college. It explores questions such as “When Should I Fill Out My FAFSA?”, “How Do Student Loans Work?” and “Should I Consider Early Investing Options?”
LoveYourMoney a money site geared toward college students
How to Succeed in College a free Coursera.org course from the University of Kentucky
Technical Schools and Training
CNAclasses.org These people worked with 50 state health agencies to create several features including:
1) a comprehensive list of training facilities
2) career and job information
3) practice test resources
4) specific training information.
This site also has a page providing information specific to certification in each state.
Tests and More Tests
Economist GMAT Tutor offers preparation materials and tutoring services. Click on their ad if you are interested in reviewing their services.
ACT Test Prep a tutorial from Sophia online learning
What is the GRE? several webpages of answers to GRE questions, includes sample questions
What's on the GRE? Princeton Review free resources
GMAT Graduate Management Admission Test for those who are aspiring to hold an MBA
The Princeton Review a market leader in test preparation which offers SAT, ACT, GMAT, LSAT, GRE and MCAT courses and tutoring to help students improve their scores on admissions tests.
Spark Notes free test prep for SAT, ACT, and GRE
College Test Prep free from U.S. News and World Report
Virtual Math Lab prep for the GRE, THEA, and Accuplacer
Approved Colleges a premier provider of online education resources, courses, degree programs and skill assessment tests with one of the web's largest catalogs of higher education data serving both businesses and consumers. I have placed an ad here for you to click on if you are interested in reviewing their resources.
Accredited Institutions and Programs U.S. Dept of Ed. database
Calculate your GPA
College Navigator is our National Center for Educational Statistics. It Includes information on programs offered, retention and graduation rates, prices, aid available, degrees awarded, campus safety, and accreditation.
College Toolkit.com info on the search for colleges and scholarships
Frugal Dad find the most affordable online colleges
Healthcare Virtual Career Network provides career exploration and training tools to help job seekers prepare for healthcare careers. Identify education and training programs and search for jobs. From the U.S. Dept. of Labor.
InternMatch.com also has a blog and forum
Rate My Professors check out what students have to say
study.com low-cost online courses for all academic levels
- Resources and a searchable database of post-secondary education programs for youth with intellectual disabilities
- This site includes resources for students, family members, and professionals
- Think College! is speech-enabled. Your computer can read the site aloud.
Transferology multi-state online tool which helps you determine course/credit equivalency when transferring
U.S. College Search also has financial aid info and an occupations guide
World Mentoring Academy these guys probably have a free course related to every major you are considering. Check out their course list, sign up for one and see if it really interests you!
Check these out at your local public library -- woohoo! (insert more fanfare here!) or purchase a copy online from one of these booksellers.
Barron's Pass Key to the GED by Murray Rockowitz 2011
The Best 371 Colleges by Robert Franek 2010
The Best Value Colleges by Robert Franek 2011
College Unzipped: an all-access backstage pass into college life from all-nighters and exam nail-biters to tuition fees and getting your degree by Cynthia Lerardo 2007
Community College Companion: everything you wanted to know about succeeding in a two-year school by Mark Rowh 2011
Cracking the ACT by Geoff Martz 2009
Cracking the New GRE 2012 by Doug Pierce 2012
Debt-Free U: how i paid for an outstanding college education without loans, scholarships or mooching off my parents by Zac Bissonnette 2010
Fiske Guide to Colleges 2010 by Edward Fiske 2010
GRE: a graduate record examination by Sharon W. Green 2007, 17th ed.
GRE for Dummies Woldoff and Kraynak, 2012
Homeschoolers' College Admissions Handbook: preparing 12-18 year olds for success in the college of their choice by Cafi Cohen 2000
How to Win at College Cal Newport
K & W Guide to Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities or ADHD by Marybeth Kravets & Amy Wax 2010
Master the SAT Peterson's
Major in Success: make college easier, fire up your dreams, and get a great job! by Patrick Comb 2007
Master the ASVAB Basics (Peterson's) 2010
Master the SAT 2010
Own your education! A student's guide to greater success in school and life by Megan Stone
Prepared Parents Operational Manual by Marie Pinak Carr 2009
The Secrets of College Success by Lynn Jacobs 2010
Secrets to Winning a Scholarship by Mark Kantrowitz 2011
Teens Guide to College and Career Planning (Peterson's) 2011