Resources

see also: FCPS Scholarship Database

“2012_13 Senior College Night Presentation

“College Testing Information Night: SAT/ACT/PSAT/ACT Explore, Jan. 10, 2012”

Jobs & Summer Programs

Useful PDFs

Websites for College Information and Financial Aid

Career Connections
http://www.fcps.edu/dis/SchoolCounseling/CareerConnections
This website contains a wealth of information on careers, colleges, financial aid, test preparation and the military.

College / University CEEB Codes:
http://apps.collegeboard.com/cbsearch_code/codeSearchCollege.jsp

College Board
http://www.collegeboard.com/
A good place for SAT information and financial aid information

COLLEGE NAVIGATOR
http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

Princeton Review
http://www.princetonreview.com/
Contains a powerful college search tool , with college application and financial aid advice

College NET
http://www.collegenet.com/
Do an online search using geography, tuition levels and more for college. College applications and scholarships search is also available

College View
http://www.collegeview.com/
An online search service with profiles of over 3, 500 colleges and universities, virtual tours, electronic applications, financial aid info, career planning tools and more.

National Association of College Admissions Counselors
http://www.nacac.com/
A mother load of links to get you started on colleges, financial aid and much more.

Minority On-Line Information Services (MOLIS)
http://finaid.org/otheraid/minority.phtml
Provides information on minority programs, colleges and financial aid.

Peterson’s
http://www.petersons.com/
Provides college guides and financial aid info and other cool links.

College Application
http://www.collegeapps.com/
Tips for filling out the college application, sample essays, scholarship and financial aid info.

Virginia College Quest
http://www.vacollegequest.org/
For special needs kids, parents, teachers, counselors, etc.

Practice Tests

Practice tests are now available online from Fairfax County Public Library. There is a wide variety of interactive online tests and tutorial courses designed to help students and adults succeed on academic or licensing tests including ACT, SAT, and several AP tests. The program provides immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and individualized analyses of your results. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library, click on Databases in left-hand column; click on by title on the right; click on L-O; scroll down to Log On in the Learning Express box. Some personal information will be required, including your public library card number.

ACT Test Questions
http://www.acttestquestions.com
A variety of ACT sample questions

National Collegiate Athletic Association
http://www.ncaa.org/
Check out the qualifiers to play sports in college, checkout Rules & Eligibility and Education Outreach

Number2.com
http://number2.com/
Free test preparation for Sat and ACT

Military Career Guide
http://www.militarycareers.com/
Details on 152 enlisted and officer occupations. Describes training, advancement, and educational opportunities within each of the major Services -- Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.

My Future
http://www.myfuture.com/
Gives military info, as well as financial aid, looks at opportunities after high school and career opportunities. Good information

Occupational Outlook Handbook
http://www.bls.gov/oco/home.htm
Learn about jobs and what it takes to get into the field.