FREE RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES
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Kent State's Library College Guide:
http://libguides.library.kent.edu/t2c


Presentation on Advice for Seniors for College Success by Buffy Hamilton (may not open at school due to filters):
http://www.slideshare.net/buffyjhamilton/pearls-of-wisdom-practical-advice-for-seniors


FREE College Entrance and Admission Resources:
In the Library & Online
By Mrs. Wojtecki, District Librarian

Angela.wojtecki@nordoniaschools.org

INFOhio’s Learning Express Library Database
Practice tests for ACT, SAT, military, vocational entrance exams-this site saves test score information and shows students progress and improvement
www.infohio.org

email Mrs. W for username and password!

(Free account needed set up to take tests)
High School Library Website
Free websites listed for ACT and SAT (and AP) Practice Tests and general helpful hints for these tests
www.nordoniaschools.org Click on Students, then IMC Research Portal, then Mrs. Wojtecki’s Wiki link on left hand side (scroll down a bit)
Multnomah County Library’s College Planning Resource Website
One of my all-time favorites! Tons of websites on variety of topics for college planning, financial aid, and even study abroad!
http://www.multcolib.org/teens/college.html
College Admission Essay Help
Most of the sample essays, tips, and college guide are free to view and read.
*Some sections of site are a pay-based service.
www.college-admission-essay.com/
Peterson’s College Planning Timeline
A college planning timeline for parents and students about the best times to do certain college planning activities (broken down into seasons).
http://www.petersons.com/college-search/planning-list-students-parents.aspx
Careers and Career Information
U.S. Department of Labor’s website filled with up-to-date career information, statistics, education and training information, and more.
http://www.careeronestop.org/
Government Financial Aid and More
The U.S. Department of Education website regarding student aid and FAFSA information and assistance, college planning information and much more. A one-stop shop for all things college financial aid!
www.studentaid.ed.gov
College Navigator
The National Center for Education Statistics provides a college search tool (The Navigator) and provides many helpful links on the college application process.
http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
Fast Web Scholarship Search
One of the largest scholarship search engine online! Students create a free account and fill out a profile. They are then matched with scholarships that would apply to them (and are emailed when new ones are posted). Over $3 Billion worth of scholarships have been awarded on this site!
http://www.fastweb.com/
Sparknotes
Presents much information on the college search as well as essay writing tips.
http://www.sparknotes.com/college/admissions/
Scholarship Hunter
Free resource database with college scholarships from around the world and financial aid assistance links
*Can search by state!*
http://scholarshiphunter.com/home.html
Virtual College Tours
360° views of dorms, buildings, and surrounding community.
www.ecampustours.com and

www.campustours.com
Local Public Library
College entrance test practice books
*Akron-Summit County offers SAT and ACT Practice test programs a few times per year
Check online catalog, or call for specific holdings: Nordonia Hills Public Library, Kent Free, Twinsburg, or Stow-Monroe Falls
Essay Proofread Session with Mrs. Wojtecki
Teacher’s recommendations and suggestions for improving college and scholarship essay-grammar, spelling, and overall content check.
*Students can email me or see me and set up a time*

Angela.wojtecki@nordoniaschools.org
High School Library
Books with practice tests (current), college admission and career information, handouts, and specific college mailings.
HS IMC
Paying for College, Student Loan Advice, and Much More! Check out these sites below...from America's Debt Help Organization
http://www.debt.org/students/
http://www.debt.org/students/the-true-cost-of-college/
http://www.debt.org/students/financial-aid-process/
http://www.debt.org/students/playing-the-financial-aid-game-infographic/