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General College Search and Planning Information

bullet ACT
Offers various tools for educational and career planning (including a link to DISCOVER). The web site for information regarding the ACT including test centers, dates, registration, scoring, and how to have past test scores sent.

bullet Campus Tours.com
Visit colleges and universities without leaving home! This site is a clearinghouse for college and university web sites that provide you with virtual campus tours.

bullet College Board online Check out in-depth college planning, testing, and financial aid information.

bullet College Source Online Links to more than 27,000 college and university catalogs.

bullet Hobsons CollegeView
This site provides a college search where you can examine more than 3,800 schools to find the college that's right for you. You may also research resources for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU). In addition, this site offers a career center, financial aid resources, a virtual advisor and multimedia campus tour capabilities.

bullet Peterson's Education Center On-Line To The Future - a gateway to extensive information and services related to researching educational opportunities.

Illinois College and University Resources

bullet iTransfer (The Official website of the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI)
iTransfer supports the Illinois Articulation Initiative's (IAI) mission to facilitate student transfer from one participating Illinois college/university to another in order to complete a degree. iTransfer's goal is to make planning and gathering transfer information simple. The iTransfer website highlights the IAI General Education Core Curriculum (GECC) and Major recommendations.

bullet iTransfer - Oakton Community College
Link directly to the Oakton Community College General Education Core Curriculum

bullet The Illinois Higher Board of Education (IBHE)
Links to Colleges and Universities in the Chicago Metropolitan area and the state of Illinois

bullet The Illinois Virtual Campus
The Illinois Virtual Campus (IVC) is a partnership of Illinois colleges and universities designed to provide students with easy access to the online courses and programs available and to provide support services for online learners throughout the state.

bullet Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)
Links directly to information regarding certification and degree requirements to teach in Illinois.

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See how the courses you have taken or will be taking trasfer from one Illinois college or university to another.

College Rankings

bullet U.S. News and World Report
National and regional college rankings. Colleges/Universities also ranked by academic field. Allows students to compare/contrast schools, and offers information about financial aid, including the expected family contribution.

Online/Alternative Education Programs

bullet Online College Search Engine
Traditional and Non-Traditional programs, schools, majors, etc.

Graduate/Professional School Search and Information

bullet The Princeton Review
Affords students the opportunity to explore various schools (has survey that will match the results of a self report survey with appropriate schools). The web site for information regarding the SAT including test centers, dates, registration, scoring, and how to have past test scores sent. Good source for financial aid info, including a scholarship search link.

Other Links of Interest

bullet College Net is a wonderful place to get connected to the Web pages of colleges and universities all over the United States. Through College Net you can get a list of the colleges and universities located in any state, along with connecting links to the available Web pages.

bullet Graduate School Guide is a comprehensive online guide to Doctoral, Master's and Professional Degree programs.

bullet University Links is an online educational resource for students, teachers, parents, and counselors.

bullet College Admissions Office Email Addresses A comprehensive list of college and university admissions office email addresses. You may use the hot linked email addresses below to request college and university catalogues, college and university videos, college and university applications, and information on scholarships and financial aid from colleges and universities throughout the United States.

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