Where do we go?
If you are at that important academic junction - you have graduated and would like to explore options of studying abroad - the net is the place for you. Here are sites that give you a wealth of details from applications, tests, fees structures and aid to virtual tours of universities.
FOR STUDENTS finishing college, summer is the ideal time to explore academic, professional and scholarship opportunities. Browse through these useful sites regarding college admissions and financial aid and make the most of your time during this summer.
College view's app zap
http://www.collegeview.com/appzap/: Now you don't have to worry about your applications getting lost in the mail. Apply online. This site provides links to over 1,600 online applications for colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.
http://www.commonapp.org: Applying online is preferable for many colleges and universities as they try to eliminate as much paper from their offices as possible. The common application is the recommended form of 227 selective, independent colleges and universities. It is available for download.
http://www.essayedge.com: The essay is the most dreaded aspect of the application process for some students. The editors will correct your essay with an objective eye, ensuring its perfection. This is a fee-based service but they do offer great free advice.
http://www.fastweb.com: Recommended by more than 18,000 guidance counsellors and financial aid officers, FastWeb is the most trusted college resource on the web. The site helps students make the decisions that shape their lives: choosing a college, paying for college and finding jobs during and after college. This excellent site provides free personalised scholarship and college searches.
US news and world report college rankings
http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/college/corank.htm/: US News has perhaps the most anticipated lists of college rankings each year. This site is by far the most comprehensive of its kind. Search for schools by geographical region, subject area, major and more.
http://www.princetonreview.com: The Princeton Review helps millions of students each year navigate standardised tests and the college and graduate school admissions process through its courses, books and software. Get great tips on everything from test preparation to interviews.
Educational testing service
http://www.ets.org: Educational testing service is the world's largest private educational testing and measurement organisation and a leader in educational research. ETS is the company that develops the SAT, PSAT, GRE and many other familiar tests. Visit their page for students to learn more about their tests and register online.
http://www.kaplan.com: Kaplan is one of the premier providers of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Visit the test lab to take a free practice ACT or SAT online.
Financial aid tips
http://www.collegeview.com/financial_aid/understanding/index.html: If you are looking for very useful hints and tips for applying for financial aid then you have found the right site. Find information about financial aid basics and resources to help you determine the costs of college.
http://www.campustours.com: Why not take a virtual tour of a prospective campus? Virtual tours provide far-flung students with an opportunity to learn about a college prior to a campus visit. You may choose colleges alphabetically or geographically and even see campus maps and live web cam shots.
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