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College 101: What You Need to Know
Before You Go

College Comparison
College Planning Worksheet
College Packing List
 College Student Budget Worksheet
10 tips for new grads entering the workforce
Resume Writing & Job Search Tips

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ACT Student Site -ACT test prep, register for the ACT, find ACT test dates, view and send your scores, college planning, & financial aid
Adventures in Education -College planning, financial aid information, and career guidance
BlackCollegeSearch -Your go to guide to America's historically black colleges
College Board -SAT Prep Center (print practice test), register for the SAT, find a SAT Test Center, get and send SAT scores, find your college match, apply to college, and search for scholarships
College Source -Access more than 27,000 college catalogs, course descriptions, and websites. To access the database, use the following information
Username: desoto, Password: the first 5 digits of your DeSoto Library card.
Common Application Online -Apply simultaneously for colleges that use the common application form. You must register to use this site.
Council on International Educational Exchange -Study, work, & volunteer abroad (Choose from 60 study abroad programs in 30 host countries)
Educational Testing Service -Practice questions for AP, SAT, GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, and LSATs, info about financial aid, colleges and careers
Federal Student Aid -Find colleges, info and resources about planning, preparing, and paying for your education
HBCUs Historically Black Colleges & Universities - review and compare a comprehensive listing of all HBCUs
Mapping Your Future -Middle and High School students prepare yourself for life after High School

Financial Aid

FAFSA: Free Application for Student Aid - Apply for Pell Grants, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, and work-study, among other programs

Your University's Scholarship Offers and Individual Department Offers
Look at the scholarships the colleges of your choice offer their incoming and current students. Once you know what you want to major in, look in that major's department for scholarship and grant opportunities. Many organizations and clubs offer scholarships as well.

Scholarship Search Engines
HBCU Connect

Scholarships offered by companies such as:
For more information check out 25 Great Scholarships for Scholars

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