College and Career Information

This link provides a plethora of information on almost every college & university in the US

These links list a number of neat web sites that provide different perspectives on US colleges & universities as well as financial aid:

PeerLift has links to Scholarships, Internships, Summer Programs, College Fly-ins, and Study Abroad

GoingMerry.com lists lots of local scholarships

Cappex offers a variety of ‘Fly In’ opportunities

There are multiple channels through which to apply to colleges these days:

  • Common Application (accepted by 600 colleges)

  • Universal Application (accepted by 45 colleges)

  • Coalition for Access, Affordability & Success Application (accepted by 58 colleges)

  • System-wide applications (such as HBCUs, ApplyTexas, and University of California application)

  • An individual college’s own application

If you want to know a bit more about the CFAAS Application, this document from Eden Prairie School provides a succinct description

Click here for a concise description of Early Decision (ED) and Early Action (EA)

Click here for a quick early Decision self-assessment tool

Click here for a great listing of accelerated MD programs

Here are three excellent college guides:

  • Fiske Guide to Colleges (objective evaluations from professionals)

  • The Insider’s Guide to the Colleges (subjective evaluations from on-campus students)

  • Colleges That Change Lives (50 great, small colleges)

College Fair Links

Click here for 600+ on-line college visits.

NACAC & MOACAC college fairs are the biggest and broadest. They also have specialty fairs (e.g., performing arts). The MOACAC link also lists some local St Louis college fairs:

Infinite Scholars has several excellent (though smaller and more regional) fairs, with a minority student orientation

Colleges That Change Lives is a group of 44 small colleges. CTCL comes to St Louis every year in August or September

Exploring College Options is a group of 5 highly competitive universities that tour together. They come to St. Louis annually:

Parkway, Burroughs, MICDS, Westminster and other schools and districts conduct their own college fairs as well. Contact them directly for information

Useful Books to Read

The College Finder, Fourth Edition, by Steven R. Antonoff, Ph.D.

Admission Matters, Fourth Edition, by Sally P. Springer, Jon Reider, & Joyce Morgan

Looking Beyond the Ivy League by Loren Pope

Colleges that Change Lives by Loren Pope

Acceptance by David L. Marcus

The Insider’s Guide to the Colleges 2015, 41st Edition, by the Yale Daily News

The Enlightened College Applicant by Andrew Belasco & Dave Bergman

Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018 by Edward B. Fiske

ACT/SAT Test Prep Info & Programs
  • Click here for a list of free, on-line ACT/SAT test prep resources

  • Click here for an article discussing the differences between the current SAT and ACT

  • Click here for access to ACT test prep and courses

  • Click here for access to SAT practice tests and test prep

  • Click here to access Testive.com

Naviance Training Links
Apprenticeship Links
  • SLATE (St Louis Area Training & Education Apprenticeships Directory)

  • Click here for the U.S. Department of Labor, St. Louis Office of Apprenticeship Map of Available Apprenticeships

  • Here is the link to the St. Louis Community College List of Programs

  • Click here for Ranken Technical College Programs, Certificates & Degrees

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