Career Explorations Webquest
To access the webquest created from the PA Career Guide, click on the link below:
Information for New Student Registration. Please print out this information, complete it, and bring it with you to your registration. Click below.
*How to obtain a Copy of your Transcripts:
Please allow at least two weeks for transcripts to be delivered to your college/university.
*ATTENTION PARENTS OF STUDENT ATHLETES!!!
There have been some major changes regarding NCAA Eligibility. As of the 2006/2007 school year students who are planning on attending a four year College or University and plan on playing a Division I, II, or III sport must be taking COLLEGE PREP LEVEL courses. Career Prep Level course will NOT be acceptable for NCAA purposes and cannot be used to fulfill NCAA initial-eligibility requirements. In short, you must be taking ALL COLLEGE PREP courses. Note that all Career Prep courses taken prior to the 2006/2007 school year will count towards your students eligibility. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact your coach or the High School Counseling Office. For more information visit the NCAA website at: www.ncaa.org
*Post Secondary Planning Guide-this is a fantastic resource for parents and students as you begin to plan for your plans after high school.
Useful Web Sites
www.collegenet.com CollegeNet: Two and four year college searches available.
www.collegeview.com College View: Good explanation of self assessment tests.
www.aessuccess.org American Education Services: Education planner.
www.passhe.edu Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education: Information about the 14 state universities.
www.petersons.com Peterson’s Guide: College planning, scholarships, resume builder.
www.princetonreview.com The Princeton Review: College searches, practice tests available.
www.usnews.com/education U.S. News & World Report: College rankings and career information.
www.bigfuture.org Free website that improves college planning for students, families, and educators.
http://www.aie.org/ An excellent site with tons of links to college information, taking a gap year, study abroad, and making the most out of high school
http://www.ucan-network.org/ Great resource for checking out private colleges.
http://www.dearadmissions.com/ Great resource to write your college essay. “The Art of the Personal Statement,” is available for download here. It’s a free full-length book, featuring advice and sample essays, each followed by comment and analysis.
http://collegedirectory.schooltheatre.org online searchable database for about 270 colleges theater programs.
www.Schooltheatre.org The official website of the Education Theatre Association.
http://whatcanidowiththismajor.com/major/ Gives information and future careers that fall within a specific major in college.
Financial Aid/Scholarship Sites:
www.fastweb.com FastWeb: Scholarship and college searches.
www.finaid.org SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid: Scholarship searches, college cost calculators.
www.studentaid.ed.gov Federal Student Aid: Scholarship searches, other aid resources.
www.fafsa.ed.gov Federal Student Aid: Download and complete the FAFSA forms here.
www.ftc.gov/bcp/bcpfp.shtm Federal Trade Commission: Check if scholarship claims are legitimate.
www.salliemae.com/plan SallieMae Education Investment Planner: Planning and paying for college.
www.pasfaa.org/docs/toc_stufam.html Pennsylvania Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
www.act.org ACT, PLAN and ASSET test registrations and dates. Practice tests available.
www.collegeboard.org SAT, PSAT, AP and CLEP test registrations and dates. College searches.
www.asvabprogram.com Career Exploration Program: ASVAB test, explore careers.
www.march2success.com SAT/ACT practice tests and flashcards. Test preparation.
www.lcctc.org Lancaster County Career and Technology Center: Vocational training opportunities.
www.bls.gov/ooh/ Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook: Premier source for career information.
www.papsa.org Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators: Trade and technical school searches.
www.nextstepu.com NextStepU: Great resources on planning for careers after high school.
www.educationplanner.org Education Planner: College planning, resume tips, how to prepare for life after high school.
http://www.iexploremanufacturingcareers.com/ Website devoted to learning more about manufacturing careers.
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