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10/14/2009

Websites for College Bound Students

Test Prep and Registration College Board- http://www.collegeboard.com/ If your a college bound high school students, odds are that you're already familiar with College Board. Visit College Board to register for your SAT, PSAT are other important exams. They all have a extensive listing of universities and colleges as well as practice tests and prep and help articles. GRE- GRE Website For graduate school bound students, most colleges require that you take the GRE to pursue your masters degree. Log on to ETS GRE website for more information and to register. Princeton Review- http://www.princetonreview.com/ One of the premier test prep companies. Also provides access to information on over 400 colleges/universities. Financial Aid and Scholarships FAFSA- http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ If your applying for financial aid, you will need to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as the FAFSA. Every accredited college requires that you do so. Submit before the deadline for the most amount of funding possible. FastWeb http://www.fastweb.com/ One of the premier sites to search out scholarships, grant and funding for college. Also a good website to search out jobs and internships. Fast web provides opportunities according to your profile. Check out the HOT 97 scholarship listing for ... Read Full Story
10/14/2009

Supplemental Education Services

"Supplemental Educational Services (SES) is a Federally funded program that provides academic tutoring in reading, English language arts, and mathematics, free of charge to eligible students in eligible schools. The tutoring occurs outside the regular school day – before or after school, or on weekends. Tutoring is offered at home, in schools, in community centers, online or at provider centers. During the 2008-09 school year 188,332 students were eligible for SES and 85,478 students participated in the program. Parents should consult the SES Parent Guide/Directory which is updated annually, and contact providers directly to determine which program is most appropriate for their child. Provider Directory To determine whether your child’s school is eligible for SES, contact the Principal or Parent Coordinator. A listing of school phone numbers is available by dialing 311." Click HERE for additional information Read Full Story
10/14/2009

First Year College Students

Your First Year in College Topics that Spark College covers. Click HERE to read the full story 1 We’re Here to Help 2 Arriving on Campus 3 The First Night 4 Orientation 5 Your Student ID 6 Finding Your Way Around 7 Classes: The Reason You’re Here 8 The First Day of Classes 9 Buying Your Books 10 Grades and Your GPA 11 Dorm Life 12 Campus Life 13 The Greek System 14 Drinking 15 Drugs 16 Sex and Dating 17 Sexual Assault 18 Physical Health 19 Mental Health 20 Sexual Health 21 Money 22 Studying 23 Your College Identity 24 Handling Your New Independence 25 A Final Note Read Full Story