GEAR UP Resources

Students.....Are you ready to GEAR UP for college?
Here are a few resources to help you get there!


College Prep for The SAT Link


Affordable Degrees Online Link


www.youniversitytv.com Link


Big dreams and good grades aren't enough to get into college. KnowHow2GO is a national public service campaign designed to inform young people about the actual steps they need to take to make their college dreams a reality. The campaign includes television, radio, print, outdoor and interactive advertising. It is sponsored nationally by the American Council on Education, Lumina Foundation for Education and the Ad Council. For more information visit KnowHow2GO.org Link.


www.micron.com/k12 Link - For students, teachers and parents. Includes a student site for career awareness, lesson plans, "how -to" information on implementing an e-mail mentor program and more.


www.number2.com Link - Number2.com's online test preparation courses are free! Includes user-friendly tutorials, practice sessions that dynamically adapt to each student's ability level for the ACT, SAT and GRE.


www.actstudent.org Link and www.act.org - Information on ACT testing


www.fafsa.org Link Information, practice forms and online application for federal student aid.


www.fsa4counselors.ed.gov Link - a site for counselors to help guide students, answer


www.studentaid.ed.gov Link - Your source for free information from the US department of Education on preparing for and funding education beyond high school. Find the links for elementary, middle and high school students.


www.college.gov Link- Everyone is college material!! A new, student-focused web site designed to inspire and motivate students to continue their education beyond high school.


www.mappingyourfuture.org Link - A Web site for students and parents with information on financial strategies, career options and college planning. Great for middle school.


www.collegetoolkit.com Link


www.collegegoalsundayusa.org Link -Line-by-line FAFSA in English, Spanish and Somali.


www.studentaid.ed.gov Link -For counselors. Contains financial aid night materials, tested w/low income families.


www.showmethefuture.com Link -Online life skills and financial literacy game. Helps students learn basic skills in financial planning, goal setting and decision making.


www.campuscareercenter.com Link -Information on entry level jobs, internships and more.


www.adventuresineducation.org/Middle School/index.cfm Link -College prep for middle school students.


nces.ed.gov/ipeds/cool/ Link -Information on admission requirements at each school or university in the US.


www.nacacnet.org Link - State of College Admission Summary. Students Rights and Responsibilities

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