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College Zone

This site takes a student from choosing a college as a senior to finding success on a university campus as a freshman.

Common Application

Visit this site to access the Common Application accepted by 255 colleges and universities. The application can be downloaded to a paper copy or filled out as an on-line application. You can also access information about the 255 schools that use this application.

Essay Wizard

This commercial site is rich in free information that a student should consider in writing an essay for a college application and offers suggestions and strategies, as well as suggesting other books to read.

Illinois Mentor

The Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities has created an information management system for college bound high school students. It has sections on admissions, financial aid and college preparation, very comprehensive.


This site offers course selection information for students who plan to attend a community college and transfer to a university in Illinois. It identifies schools that are members of the Illinois Articulation Initiative and have agreed to a common core of general education courses that will transfer.


Test Prep on line. The site includes college application software, career info, self tests, plus many more topics.

Mapping Your Future

On this site you'll find information to help you plan your career, select a school & plan for your future. It has very useful information for students from middle school through adult.

My Majors

Take a short quiz on this site and it analyzes this information and suggests six majors to think about because they match your interests and high school experience. It can also give you more information about what these majors are, what type of courses you would take to get a degree and what jobs are available to graduates with various degrees.

My Road

A comprehensive, for fee site allows you to explore majors, find a college and research careers. A searchable database of 900+ career fields, 6000+ vocational schools, colleges, and universities and links of scholarships, sources of loans, financial aid and advice. My Road membership is $19.95 and is provided by the college-board.

Peterson's Education Center

The Education and Career Center includes consistently organized information about educational opportunities at all levels. It also gives the ability to search Peterson's databases and share information with others. On line

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