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Career Exploration and Self-Assessments, Information about Majors: What to Study? Informal Assessments

College Search and Applications Process:

College Visits:


FAFSA- Free FAFSA Web Resources

Financial Aid

International Students:

  • Education USA – website from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and has everything you could ever want to know about studying in the United States, including finding a school for undergrad or graduate education, Fulbright programs, scholarships, visas, and the application process. It’s a one-stop shopping site.
  • AMIDEAST – is a non-profit organization that helps international students to study in the United States. They offer educational advising services, English-language instruction, access to Fulbright scholarships, administration of the YES program for high school exchange students, and in some locations, administration of TOEFL exams. They have offices throughout the Middle East and work in coordination with the U.S. Department of State.
  • Education USA Testing  – is the link for an explanation of the TOEFL exam, including those who can apply for a waiver if they have been educated in English.
  • Educational Testing Service for the English – The official site from the Educational Testing Service for the English language test used in college admissions
  • Exam Practice  – free online TOEFL exam test practice
  • Exam Practice  – free online TOEFL exam test practice
  • International Scholarships – This website provides scholarship information for international students. Search awards by award type, location, country, the field of study.
  • Funding Us Study – extensive database of scholarships maintained by the International Institute of Education (IIE). International students can find scholarships based on the field of study, region, location in the US, or by name of the scholarship program
  • NAFSA-financial aid for international students
  • Resources for International Students – Lists a variety of resources for international students such as international student loans, travel, phone cards, insurance, tax returns, scholarships, etc.
  • Homestay Placement – Homestay placement programs for international students in Northern California, Southern California, and Hawaii
  • US Department of State – U.S. Department of State website for international student visas
  • US Immigration System Student Process Steps: How to Navigate the U.S. Immigration System – this is a step by step guide

Learning Disabilities, Special Education, and Disabilities:

Online Colleges that are Accredited:

Parent Resources:

  • – Gear Up resources clearinghouse offers a parent college awareness menu.
  •  – “College Parents of America (CPA) is the only national membership association dedicated to helping parents prepare and put their children through college easily, economically, and safely. CPA is a resource, advisor, and advocate for more than 32 million households with parents of current and future college students throughout the U.S.”

SAT/ACT Tests and Preparation:


Scholarship Scams and what to watch out for

Student Athletes: