Planning for college - advice tips and resources
There’s a lot for a college-bound student to consider before ever setting foot on a
college campus. What major should I choose? Should I stay in-state or attend an out
of state school college or university? What are my options in terms of financial aid?
Many college-bound students consult with their school guidance counselors for help.
For more assistance, you can find the answers you need right on the Internet.
www.EducationPlanner.org is an online resource provided by American Education Services that is
a one-stop career and college planning site. The website helps guide students and families
through many of the tough decisions - from choosing a career path to completing the college
application to repaying student loans. The website breaks down the entire process into six
manageable sections: Discovering, Preparing, Selecting, Applying, Deciding and Paying. The
following is a brief overview of the information provided:
Discovering: This section will help you figure out what kind of learner you are and what kind of
skills you possess. Determining your natural skills and interests will help you choose your study
major and the best possible career path.
Preparing: This section has information and advice on getting ready for the college search
process and entrance exams, including assessing career options and developing study skills.
Selecting: Includes advice on what to look for in a school, how to plan campus visits and
choosing a major. This section also includes a comprehensive database of accredited colleges
and universities throughout the United States and Canada.
Applying: Contains application Do’s and Don’ts, tips on essay writing, applying online and how to
ace the college interview.
Deciding: Includes tips on how to sort through the acceptance letters and determine which
college is best for you.
Paying: This section contains information on financial aid, work-study programs, education loans
and more. The section also has a database listing college scholarships for students who need
Future college students can use this and other valuable online resources and be
assured that they have chosen the right school, submitted the best application
possible and developed a sound strategy to pay for their college education.
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