Helpful links for planning after high school
College and Career Planning
COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITIES LISTINGS
CAREER EXPLORATION & PLANNING
- http://www.nhes.nh.gov/elmi/career/index.htm - New Hampshire Career Resources - a great self-assessment and career exploration site.
- https://www.mappingyourfuture.org/ - Nice site with search, planning, financial aid info
- http://www.allnursingschools.com - Nice site that features nursing programs only. Not all-inclusive.
- Pharmacy School Locator
- http://www.allculinaryschools.com - not all inclusive
COLLEGE SEARCH, APPLICATION & FINANCIAL AID PROCESS
- http://www.collegeboard.com - Register here for SAT to start, search for colleges, $ too
- http://www.act.org - Register here for the ACT
- http://www.commonapp.org - THE site for common applications
- http://www.princetonreview.com/ - Online applications, school match program, test prep, scholarship search
- http://www.petersons.com/ - Just like Princeton review above
- http://campustours.com/ - Virtual tours
- http://www.number2.com - SAT/ACT prep site
- http://www.studyhall.com - Another SAT/ACT prep site
- http://www.powerprep.com - Another prep site
- http://www.maxthetest.com/ - Fee-based prep site with free intro.
- http://uncw.edu/career/WhatCanIDoWithaMajorIn.html - What can I do with a major in*?
- http://www.mymajors.com - Take a quiz and find a major
- http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges - College rankings
FINANCIAL AID HELP
- http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ - The U.S. govt.’s online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- http://www.pin.ed.gov/ - To complete the FAFSA above, both parent and student must acquire a Personal Identification Number (PIN)
- http://www.nhheaf.org - NH's source for financial aid help.
- https://studentaid.ed.gov/ - U.S. government's site for student aid.
- http://finaid.org - Voluminous site for financial aid information
SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH ENGINES
- http://fastweb.com - Free scholarship search site
- http://www.princetonreview.com/college/finance - Direct link to their scholarship search site.
ALTERNATIVES TO COLLEGE
- Leap Now - Leap Now is a source for internships, volunteer positions, work exchanges, and experiential academic programs in 129 countries and the United States.
- Americorps - AmeriCorps is the national service program through which 40,000 people Each year tackle community problems from disaster relief to tutoring. Find out how you can join AmeriCorps.
- City Year - City Year is a national youth service organization that unites diverse young people ages 17-24 for a demanding year of full-time community service, civic engagement and leadership. For their work, corps members receive a weekly stipend of $175 and upon graduation are eligible for a $4,725 post-service award to be used for educational pursuits.
- Gap Year - Interested in taking a year off and traveling before starting college? This site is for you.
- http://www.militarycareers.com/ - Site for all things military
- http://www.uscg.mil - U.S. Coast Guard
- http://www.af.mil - U.S. Air Force
- http://www.marines.com - U.S. Marine Corps
- http://www.army.mil - U.S. Army
- http://www.navy.mil - U.S. Navy
- http://www.usmma.edu/ - U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
NURSING CAREER GUIDES
- Nursing Career Information: http://www.registerednursing.org/nursing-careers/
- Nursing Salary Information: http://www.registerednursing.org/rn-salary/
- Nursing Resume and Job Application Advice: http://www.registerednursing.org/guide/resume/
- Interview Tips and Advice for Nurses: http://www.registerednursing.org/guide/interview/