Planning for college - advice tips
Thereís 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
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.
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
many of the tough decisions - from choosing a career path to completing the
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:
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.
This section has information and
advice on getting ready for the college search
process and entrance
exams, including assessing career options and developing study
Selecting: Includes advice on what
to look for in a school, how to plan campus visits and
major. This section also includes a comprehensive database of accredited
and universities throughout the United States and
Applying: Contains application
Doís and Doníts, tips on essay writing, applying online and how to
the college interview.
Deciding: Includes tips on how to
sort through the acceptance letters and determine which
college is best
Paying: This section contains
information on financial aid, work-study programs, education loans
more. The section also has a database listing college scholarships for students
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
developed a sound strategy to pay for their college education.
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