College Planning


Education Planner

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·Find a career that interests you and develop a plan of action for your educational future. Also, get the practice you need for the tests that will help you get into college.

·Find comprehensive descriptions of thousands of campuses and higher education programs. Search by program type, desired degree, or other factors. Learn what to look for in a school, how to plan a transfer to a new school, or make a return to campus after years in the workforce.

·Online applications, essay writing tools, even a glossary of admissions office terms—this is your complete guide to the admissions and application process for postsecondary institutions.

·Get the scoop on what admissions, acceptance, and award letters really mean. Learn what to do and what NOT to do when you're ready to choose the school for you.

·Money, money, money—we'll help you manage the financial aid maze and explore all the options available to help you afford higher education.

·Sources for financial aid and living expenses


·Online applications to numerous colleges, in and outside of the U.S.

·Link to sites that will help the user learn more about test prep.

·Helpful, user friendly and information




·Comprehensive source of help for the college-bound junior or senior

·Profiles of 1000s of colleges

·Virtual tours of 100s of campuses

·A college search by name or criteria

·Narrow your choices using this website, before you plan college visits

·Online applications, student services, careers and  financial aid information

·Excellent info for Pa colleges

·Available virtual tours

·Geographic distance

·Financial aid estimate availability, types of aid, help with the FASA, and help understanding award packages

·Career Planning self-assessment, career matching and links to resources



·Helps with organizations for filling for financial aid

·Helps you begin the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

·Fills out form and follows up

·Includes loans, grants and work study

Helpful 800# for information

·Offers additional resources for aid

·Must be register

·Over 600,000 scholarships

·Asks relevant information to match student with scholarship opportunities

·Must follow up to apply for listed scholarships

·Continues to send scholarship opportunities

·Should begin using early-before senior year


The Common Application


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·Enables students to fill out one application, which is accepted by over 250 colleges

·Offers web enabled version to apply electronically or to print hard copy

·Student can download the application to hard drive

·Can access college supplements to the Common App

·Search engine for 2 and 4-year schools

·Gives career info

·Online applications

·Financial aid info ability to estimate costs for a school, deadlines for school's financial aid forms, and an explanation for financial aid letters

·Identify colleges by location, major, costs or activities

·Offers practice tests for the SAT's

·Contains financial aid database

·Tips on writing admissions essays

·Daily updates on virtual tours of colleges

·Good starting place to select schools


















·Sample SAT questions

·Register online for SAT's

·Online evaluation of college essays for a fee

·Good information for college planning

·U.S. government sites for students with all kinds of info on college planning and federal and state aid

·Fair source for college planning

·Excellent source for program, tax credits, etc.

·Very good explanation of all loan programs

·Provides access to FAFSA with the ability to file online