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College

 

College Supersites
 

Collegeboard.org http://www.collegeboard.org/
Sign up for the SATs, send your SAT scores to a college, find scholarships, fill out a college application, and more.

SuperCollege.com http://www.supercollege.com/
Get information on colleges and find your perfect match.  Also includes advice, tips and secrets and a scholarship database.

What Can I Do With a Major in... http://uncw.edu/career/WhatCanIDoWithaMajorIn.html
Possible careers for different majors.


Choose a College

 

Affordable & Accredited Online Colleges
www.affordablecollegesonline.org
In-depth resources to help students find accredited, budget-friendly online college and university degree programs.

Colleges That Change Lives
www.ctcl.com
Features author Loren Pope’s choices for the top 40 liberal arts colleges and universities, based on his years of research as a journalist, as well as his direct interaction with students and graduates of the CTCL schools.

CollegeNet
http://www.collegenet.com/
The CollegeNET search engine helps you find the ideal college quickly.

NJ Virtual University
http://www.njvu.org
Distance-learning opportunities at NJ colleges and universities.

U.S. News & World Report – College Rankings
http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/eduhome.htm
Includes a step-by-step guide to college admissions.


How to Pay

 

FAFSA
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
Apply for Federal financial aid online.

 

FastWeb Scholarship Search
http://www.fastweb.com

NJ Stars
http://www.njstars.net/
New Jersey high school students who graduate in the top 20 percent of their New Jersey high school class may be eligible  up to five semesters of tuition and approved fees at their local community college.


Tests

 

4Tests.com
http://4tests.com/
Free online practice for tests such as the SAT, GED and GRE.

ACT Prep
http://www.number2.com/
Tutorials and practice questions.  Also includes prep for the SAT and GRE.

Free Official SAT Practice
https://www.khanacademy.org/sat

SAT practice questions
http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/prep_one/practice.html

Varsity Learning Tools
http://www.varsitytutors.com/practice-tests
Thousands of practice tests across 150 subjects.
 

Living on Your Own

 

Moving On
http://www.wikihow.com/Move-Out-of-Home-Into-Your-First-Apartment
How to move out of home and into your first apartment.

Seven Rules for Living on Your Own
http://www.moneymanagement.org/Community/Blogs/Blogging-for-Change/2015/...
...and not going broke!

Jump Start - Reality Check
http://www.jumpstart.org/reality-check.html
Imagine you've just graduated from high school, and you're about to embark on your life as an independent, adult consumer. Answer simple questions about what you think your lifestyle will be. When you're done click "See Reality..." and find out what kind of income you'll need to support your adult lifestyle.


Your First Car
 

Auto Shopping 101
http://www.dmv.org/how-to-guides/buying-first-car.php
Your first car?  Advice on how not to get a lemon.

NJ Dept. of Motor Vehicles Driver's Manual
http://www.state.nj.us/mvc/pdf/license/drivermanual.pdf

Teen Driving.com
http://www.teendriving.com/
Many tips for new drivers.


Cooking
 

Check out a cookbook from the library with easy recipes.  Search for Cookbooks

Recipes for the Beginner Cook
http://www.food.com/recipes/beginner-cook
From Food.com

Quick and Easy Recipes
From allrecipes.com

Quick & Easy
From the Food Network
 


Money
 

Money Talks: Money Tools for Teens
http://moneytalks4teens.ucdavis.edu/
Advice on your money personality, saving, car costs, banking, working and more.

Avoiding Online Scams
https://www.channelone.com/blog_post/3-types-of-online-scams-tips-to-avo...  
3 types of online scams and tips to avoid them.

Careers

 

Choosing a Career

Next Step After High School if You Don't Want to Go to College
https://www.livecareer.com/quintessential/college-alternatives

Quintessential Careers - For Teens
http://www.quintcareers.com/teens.html

Occupational Outlook Handbook -- from the Dept. of Labor
https://www.bls.gov/ooh/

Career One Stop
http://www.careeronestop.org/studentsandcareeradvisors/studentsandcareeradvisors.aspx


The Military
 

Military Careers
https://todaysmilitary.com/working

Air Force
http://www.airforce.com/

Army
http://www.goarmy.com/

Coast Guard
https://www.uscg.mil/

Marines
http://www.marines.com/

Navy
http://www.navy.com/


Volunteer Work

AmeriCorps

http://www.americorps.gov/
This national service program gives you education, job training and skills, a living allowance, health insurance and money for college or vocational training.

Peace Corps
http://www.peacecorps.gov/
Peace Corps Volunteers serve in 72 countries, working in areas like education, youth outreach and community develonformation technology.

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