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This page is designed to help students and parents with the college search and application process. It has many links in the various categories listed below.


For more information, contact Helen Burke Montague, Lincoln School College Counselor at 401-331-9696, ext 3141 or hmontague@lincolnschool.org


Visit College and University Websites Directly

"Virtual visits" to college and universities can be an interesting and informative experience.

 

College Search and Application Resources

Naviance Family Connection: Lincoln School Family Connection
https://connection.naviance.com/family-connection/auth/login/?hsid=lincolnschool

The Common Application: The Common Application is the recommended form of 195 selective, independent colleges and universities for admission to their undergraduate programs. Many of these institutions use the form exclusively. All give equal consideration to the Common Application and the college's own form.
www.commonapp.org/CommonApp/default.aspx 

The College Board: College and Career Planning
https://myroad.collegeboard.com/myroad/navigator.jsp 

Peterson's Education From college guides to guidance software to the biggest WWW education resource, Peterson's has been establishing essential information links between students and education for 30 years.
www.petersons.com 

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
www.sdbp.com/hbcu.html 

Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD)
www.aicad.org 

Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU)
www.ajcunet.edu 


Testing

The College BoardMany links with information for everybody Parents and students, andmission and financial aid staff of schools, counselors, etc.
www.collegeboard.com/testing/ 

ACT links for test prep, registration and sending scores to colleges.
www.actstudent.org 

FairTest A national research and advocacy organization working to ensure fairness in standardized testing.
www.fairtest.org

Test of English as a Foreign Language Online (TOEFL)
www.toefl.org

 

Financial Aid and Scholarship Resources

The College Planning Center is funded by the RI Higher Education Assistance Authority. With offices in Warwick and Woonsocket, the center offers hands-on assistance to help you complete the CSS Profile and FAFSA forms. There is no charge for their services. www.CollegePlanningCenter.org

This is the U.S. Department of Education site on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which is required for any student aid application.
 www.fafsa.ed.gov/

This is the site at which you can register for the College Scholarship Service Financial Aid PROFILE (CSS Profile).
profileonline.collegeboard.com/index.jsp

This is the index page of finaid.org which is sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) so it contains reliable information on all aspects of the financial aid question.
www.finaid.org 

This is Yahoo's page on financial aid. Remember that Yahoo's materials are reviewed by humans, not just collected by computers. 
www.yahoo.com/Education/ Financial_Aid 

This is the U.S. Government's information page on financial aid.
http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/index.jsp 

Gap Year and Interim Year Resources


Playing Sports in College

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
http://web1.ncaa.org/ECWR2/NCAA_EMS/NCAA.jsp 

 

Planning Your Future

Special Interest
Isaac Black:  African American Student’s College Guide
Mitchell:  The Multicultural Student’s Guide to Colleges
Student Athletes’ Guide to Colleges and Universities
Peterson’s Guides:  Summer Opportunities for Kids and Teenagers
St. Martin’s Press:  The Teenager’s Guide to Study, Travel and Adventure Abroad

Majors
The College Board:  Index of Major
Ruggs:  Recommendations on the Colleges 

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