Posts Tagged ‘General Information’

America’s Promise Alliance

America’s Promise Alliance is a useful website to involve parents looking to help their kids and gives different ways to lessen the gap of children who are not apt to go to college.

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Be The Perfect College Applicant

At this website, find out how to be the perfect college applicant. Colleges look for a student with a challenging curriculum and those who can succeed in the difficult classes. Out of school experience and extra-curriculur involvement makes you a more well-rounded candidate and shows your dedication to activities beyond the classroom. In addition to a strong resume, be sure to have teachers write recommendations to bring character and life to your application.

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Pathfinder

The Pathfinder card game is both a prototype for an online game and a fun, educational game itself. The card game focuses on teaching high school students various strategies for both navigating the application process and preparing for the college experience in high school.

THE VISION

The Pathfinder vision is to provide a unique, multiplayer game that opens pathways to college, where none existed before.

THE GOAL

Pathfinder’s goal is simple: use games to arouse interest in, inform, and enable high school students to successfully make the journey to and through college.

KEY CHALLENGES

  • Students in overcrowded high schools often lack access to meaningful college guidance. Without adequate college counseling, many students remain oblivious of their post-secondary options, making applying to and choosing the right college incredibly challenging.
  • Most college-related online resources are passive in nature. Students have access to information about college, but seldom engage with the material beyond reading web pages.
  • Effective college outreach practices do exist, in particular when services are tailored to students’ individual situations. But college preparation programs and school-based college guidance are limited by resources. We need to reach more students. Effective practices should be made accessible to more students.

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The Santana House Blog

This site is a blog for youth in the East LA area but contains a particular post on “Help with SAT and financial aid”. Also contains information on extra curricular activities (volunteer, special events, lessons)  that might be helpful for high school students to go to.

Rank 3/4 (provides different kind of information that may be helpful for kids applying to college)

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College Prowler

This site is for students to search for more information, statistics, and fun facts about the colleges in the US based on the type of school they want to attend.

-college search (also includes reviews, rankings)

-scholarship

-can register for an account

-bookstore

Rank 2/4 (not a lot of information, basically just college search)

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Education USA

This site is sponsored by US Department of State and provides information for pursuing higher education. This site has information for US students as well as international students. For international students, it even contains information for getting visa to coming to the US to study. Also contains information about taking tests, financing, FAQ and contact sections.

Rank 4/4 (very official and organized)

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StudentReview

This site is another informative site for students that contains various college rankings, articles, information about summer university programs and internships (very unique compare with the previous sites), careers and majors (so students can get a better idea what they want to major in), advice on the application process, and a forum.

Student can also contribute their opinions about colleges and can be a member of the site.

Rank: 2/4 (site is easy to read and has a lot of information but the layout makes it hard to navigate)

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College Confidential

This site, geared for students, is one of those sites with A LOT of information. It has statistics and general information about colleges in the US, the application process, paying for college, college life, ASK the Dean section (you can ask a question and a dean will respond), college discussion forum, scholarship search, Virtual open house, group chats (with other students in the university you want depending on the events available) and articles. .

-site’s very easy to navigate and has tons of information

-Rank: 3/4

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Family Education

This site gives advice and tips related to college that parents should look out for. The audience of this is site is more for the students’ parents and what they can do to help their kids get into the college they want. College is only one section of this website, (not really applicable to us) but this site also gives advice for parents about kids at different ages.

-Tabs split into different age groups

-external links split into different sections, all group under “Expert advice”

-College search engine

-FAQ section

-very easy to read and very organized

-Rank: 3/4

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The CLIC.net

TheCLIC.net provides its readers with the necessary information to understand your future possibilities, from top universities to community colleges, and  every other aspect of the admissions process, allowing students to bring these possibilities to fruition.

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SOS College is a free online resource designed as a collection of maps for the road to college.
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