Resources

While the following websites may contain valuable information, College Search Navigators, LLC does not specifically endorse the sites or the information they contain.

ACT Test

http://www.actstudent.orgThe website to register for the ACT test and check your scores.  The site also includes information on financial aid, college planning and test prep.

Antonoff, Steven R., College Match

https://www.amazon.com/College-Match-Blueprint-Choosing-School/dp/0692835385/ref=dp_ob_title_bkThis is a great book about how to match the student to “great fit” colleges.

Campus Security Statistics

https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety/#/This site gives campus security statistics based on criminal offenses reported to campus security and local police agencies.  It is sponsored by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education.  You can obtain data from one institution/campus, or aggregate data from a group of campuses.

College Board

http://www.collegeboard.comYour source for PSAT, SAT and SAT II registration, score reports and study resources, as well as a database of information about colleges to assist in your school search.

Niche Best Colleges in America

https://www.niche.com/colleges/search/best-colleges/This site contains rankings of the top 200 schools in the U.S. in various categories including academics, athletics, transportation, computers, nightlife and dining.

Common Application

http://www.commonapp.orgLink to the Common Application, accepted at 391 colleges for the 2009-10 application year.

FastWeb

http://www.fastweb.comThis site contains scholarship information, as well as news and general information relevant for both high school and college students.

FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid

http://www.fafsa.ed.govFAFSA on the web, the easiest way to apply for Federal Student Aid programs.

Hillel

http://www.hillel.org/indexHillel is the Foundation for Jewish Life on Campus.  This site contains information about Hillel at over 500 college campuses.

Income Based Repayment (IBR) information

http://www.ibrinfo.orgThis is an independent, non-profit source of information on federal student loan repayment and forgiveness programs. It also includes a repayment calculator.

Don’t Let Summer Pass You By!

While many think of the summer as a time to relax, hit the beach and do anything but something academic, summer is the best time to explore potential academic majors and careers. You can learn more about this at your local library. Take advantage of the down time to up your game. You will be glad you did.

 

In Memory of Diane Gallo

We are deeply saddened by the passing of our co-founder Diane Gallo. Diane, a beloved independent educational consultant who went above and beyond for the students she served and their families, will be greatly missed. She was a great colleague and friend to all. If you had been working with Diane, please reach out to her husband Michael Gallo with a written request for a refund of any monies that may be owed to you at 43 Hillside Avenue, Glen Rock, NJ 07452.

 

Did You Know?

Imagine only sending your best SAT scores to colleges and deleting the rest. Well, you can! Since March 2009 the College Board has offered Score Choice. You can choose one SAT sitting to send to colleges, and hide the rest. This also applies to SAT II Subject tests. Needless to say, college admissions officers have mixed feelings about the program. Some agree that it will take some pressure off high school students, while others will still demand that applicants submit all of their SAT or ACT scores.  To read more click here.

 

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