ASSOCIATES (vol. 3, no. 3, March 1997) - associates.ucr.edu
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_THE INTERNET GURU_ by Dr. Brad Eden Coordinator of Technical Services/Automated Library Services firstname.lastname@example.org Hope that all is going well with everyone out there! It's that time of year for those who have teenagers getting ready for college to start thinking about SAT and ACT testing, financial aid, and choosing a college/university. Last year at this time I provided a list of Internet addresses for preparing your federal and state taxes, so if you are interested in that topic, pull up the March 1996 issue of ASSOCIATES. Otherwise, here is a list of Internet resources for parents and teenagers who are on the verge of preparing for or attending a college/university. http://www.ets.org The Educational Testing Service is a nonprofit educational measurement institution. Their WWW site contains information and practice test questions for the SAT, GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, and LSAT. Register for tests online, or view the tests and services directory. Data on financial aid, colleges and universities, and even teacher tests are included. http://www.powerprep.com/ College PowerPrep - The Best in SAT Preparation is set up to help students dramatically improve their SAT scores and gain admittance to the college of their choice. http://www.radix.net/~mschelling/welcome.html The Financial Aid Section of the Missing Children Information page contains links to over fifty places on the Net where you can apply for college financial aid. You'll also find links to sites such as Collegescape (where you can apply online to over 200 college programs), Black Excel: The College Help Network, College Prep Page, and College Survival Guide. This comprehensive site is a "must see" for anyone looking for information on colleges and universities. http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/home.htm U.S. News Colleges and Careers Center can help you choose a college, apply online, prepare for testing, pick graduate schools, explore careers, and find the top jobs. They'll even help you calculate the cost! http://www.collegetown.com/ CollegeTown is "the most comprehensive school search on the Internet." Search over 10,000 institutions, from beauty schools to the Ivy League. Have college reports delivered to your email address, or study guides to the financial aid process. http://web.studentservices.com/fastweb/ fastWEB! (Financial Aid Search Through the Web) is the Internet's "largest free scholarship search." A personalized profile will be tailored to your specific skills and abilities. Complete six simple steps to find the money you need for college. http://www.ed.gov/offices/OPE/ ED Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) Home Page provides detailed information about assistance that is available from the U.S. Department of Education to help students pay for college expenses. http://126.96.36.199/college.html If you are looking for information about a specific college or university, College News is the place. You'll also find links to financial aid resources, sports recruiting coordinators, and fraternity and sorority pages. http://www.interlog.com/~vacomm/campus.html CampusBound: College Applications Academy has a 78% success rate in helping students get accepted into top U.S. colleges and graduate school programs. They'll help you prepare application essays and personal statements which will maximize your chances of admission to the college of your choice. http://www.petersons.com/ Peterson's Education & Career Center features information on studying abroad, summer programs, vocational-technical schools, graduate study, and financing education. http://www.novakint.com/colleges/ American College/University Admissions Office EMail Addresses: http://www.tgslc.org/ Adventures in Education is an interactive site that offers information and services to help you finance your education, select a school, and plan a career. http://www.collegeview.com/ CollegeView College Search is a free online college search service with profiles of 3,500+ colleges & universities, virtual tours, electronic applications, financial aid information, career planning tools, and more. http://mapping-your-future.org/ Mapping Your Future will help you plan your career, select a school, and pay for your education. http://www.education-world.com/files/univ/ Education World is another resource for universities on the Net. http://www.finaid.org/ FinAid, the Financial Aid Information Page provides a free, comprehensive, independent, and objective guide to student financial aid. http://www.mit.edu:8001/people/cdemello/univ.html College and University Home Pages features a list of over 3000 entries which you can access by alphabetical or geographical searches.