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College Planning

It's never too early to start planning for college! Although you're still in middle school, with the college admissions process becoming increasingly competitive, it is more important than ever to begin your college planning early using the Naviance program. The earlier you start the process, the more time you have to plan a course of studies that will best prepare you for college. The counselors are available to help navigate you through the planning process, and can assist you with developing future career goals. Below are a list of websites which will aid in the college planning process. Through Home & Careers classes, students visit this site and engage in various college and career searches. Students create an electronic portfolio that they can re-visit throughout middle school and high school. The websites listed below include: multiple college search engines, information on different colleges, virtual college tours and information on the application process.

Naviance Family Connection
Research potential careers and colleges by completing Career Plans and interest inventories.

U.S. News Online
Search for and compare colleges, take a college personality quiz and financial aid information.

College Board
Information on college entrance exams, career search, college search, scholarship search, and financial aid calculator.

Peterson's Education Center
College search, test preparation and scholarship search. Learn about different types of colleges.

Princeton Review
College testing preparation, explore careers, majors and colleges. Set up account and see listings of top ranked schools in numerous categories.

Campus Tours
Explore college campuses via virtual college tours, webcams, campus maps, college videos, movies and pictures.

The Long Island Regional Advisory Council on Higher Education
LIRACHE is a consortium of the colleges and universities on Long Island. This site has links to each of the colleges on Long Island.

College Net
College search, financial aid, scholarship search and apply to colleges online.

College View
College search, scholarship search, financial aid and list of schools with a discussion forum.

College ClickTV
College search, virtual tours and video clips from students about life on campus.

College Confidential
College discussions, college search, admissions information, college life, interactive chats with admissions representatives from assorted colleges.

New York Private Colleges & Universities
Information on New York private colleges and universities, open house information, financial aid and campus profiles.

State University of New York
News and information, campus search and maps, program search, applications and financial aid.

City University of New York
News and information, campus tours, applications, scholarship opportunities and academic program search.

American Association of Community Colleges
Community college search and information.
Through Premier Agendas, students can access comprehensive and personalized college and career planning tools. Find colleges, research careers, explore majors, tips on applying to college.

Trade Schools, College & Universities
Program directory, listing of locations and trades including culinary schools, arts & design schools and automotive schools.

Art & Design Schools
Art and design schools and program directory including programs in art therapy, animation and game design.

SUNY Open Houses

New York Private College & University Open Houses

Common Application
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