College & Career Resources

College Resources

College Board  Register for SATs, take SAT practice tests, search for colleges, apply to college — all from here!Common Application Online  One application, one essay, 255 colleges and universities that will accept it!

LearningExpress Library – College Prep Center offers practice ACT, PSAT, SAT, and AP exams Answers why you should go to college, what steps you need to take, and how to pay.

FAFSA Free Application For Student Aid

Occupational Outlook Handbook Published by the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, this comprehensive source provides detailed information on any and all careers, including required education, salary ranges, description of duties, and related sources.

Peterson’s College Planner Resources for finding the right college or study abroad program; studying for the SAT or ACT; finding the right college or university, exploring financial aid.

Sallie Mae Information on how to fund your college education.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

FAFSA on the Web (English and Spanish) Changes for the 2017-18 FAFSA
Connecticut Department of EducationConnecticut Office of Higher Education – Paying for College Student Aid Guide
CHESLA (Connecticut Higher Ed. Supplemental Loan Authority) Federal Student Aid ResourcesFinancial Aid Calculators

Career Help

Occupational Outlook Handbook– Complied by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this handbook offers a huge collection on career information, including working conditions, earnings, required education, and more. Discover hundreds of potential careers at your fingertips!LearningExpress Library – Take practice tests for specific careers and access resources that will prepare you for career success, from the job search to interviewing and beyond.

Jobs for Teens HQ – Download a free job search guide, look up jobs available for ages 11-18, get resume and interview help, and learn more about labor laws and work permits.

Other job search engines:

America’s Armed Services

Air force
Coast Guard
NavyGuide to Understanding ROTC Programs – From the website: ” The acronym stands for “Reserve Officers’ Training Corps,” and its goal is to train college students for future service in branches of the U.S. military; the Army, Air Force, and Navy each have their own ROTC programs.”Americorps – The National Civilian Community Corps. An opportunity for 18-to-24-year olds to serve communities across the country while earning money for college.My Future – A resource developed by the U.S. Department of Defense, this guide covers options for life after high school. Military, non-military, internships, and volunteer work are covered.Today’s Military – Produced by the U.S. Department of Defense, this website will help you weigh the opportunities and benefits military service has to offer. Information on all the military service branches is located towards the bottom of the homepage.ASVAB Practice Test – provides a full length practice test with sample questions from each section designed to simulate the official ASVAB test questions


Volunteer Match

Volunteer Solutions Great resources for finding the right volunteer opportunity for you.

College Bound

Connecticut Colleges & Universities
Connecticut Colleges & Universities
Community College in CT
CT Conference of Independent Colleges
Campus Visits
Next Step U
Unigo (College reviews by students)

Vocational/Technical Schools

Is it for me?
Technical Schools
Vocational Career Information
Exporing your options

Finding a Job

My First Paycheck – Employment help and jobs for teens