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College Search and Planning Information

ACT  Offers various tools for educational and career planning (including a link to DISCOVER). The Web site includes test centers, dates, registration, scoring, and information about having past test scores sent.

Campus Visit colleges and universities without leaving home! This site, a clearinghouse for college and university Web sites, provides virtual campus tours.

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

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

Hobsons CollegeView  Examine more than 3,800 schools to find the college that is right for you. 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.

Peterson's Education Center  Provides a gateway to extensive information and services related to researching educational opportunities.

Illinois College and University Resources

iTransfer (The Official Web site of the Illinois Articulation Initiative)  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 Web site highlights the IAI General Education Core Curriculum (GECC) and major recommendations.

iTransfer - Oakton Community College  Links directly to the Oakton Community College General Education Core Curriculum.

The Illinois Higher Board of Education (IBHE) Links to colleges and universities in the Chicago metropolitan area and the state of Illinois

The Illinois Virtual Campus The Illinois Virtual Campus (IVC), a partnership of Illinois colleges and universities, provides easy access to the online courses and programs available as well as support services for online learners throughout the state.

Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)  Links directly to information regarding certification and degree requirements to teach in Illinois. Illinois  See how the courses you have taken or will take transfer from one Illinois college or university to another.

College Rankings

U.S. News and World Report Provides national and regional college rankings, along with rankings by academic field. Compare/contrast colleges and find out information about financial aid.

Online/Alternative Education Programs

Online College Search Engine  Traditional and non-traditional programs, colleges and majors.

Graduate/Professional School Search and Information

The Princeton Review  Explore various colleges by completing a survey that will match the results with appropriate schools. The site also provides information regarding the SAT including test centers, dates, registration, scoring, and having past test scores sent. Good source for financial aid info, including a scholarship search link.

General Interest

College Net  Connect to the Web pages of colleges and universities all over the United States.

Graduate School Guide  Provides a comprehensive online guide to doctoral, master's and professional degree programs.

University Links  An online educational resource for students, teachers, parents, and counselors.

College Admission Office E-mail Addresses  Provides a comprehensive list of college and university admission offices' e-mail addresses. Use the hot linked e-mail addresses to request college and university catalogues, videos, applications, and information on scholarships and financial aid.


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