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John Adams High School Library Media Center: College and Career

Financial Aid

FinAid Financial aid guide for students and parents.

FAFSA   - Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation.

My College Calendar - College admissions planning for students and parents.

 

Career Links

RWM Vocational School Database  -- Directory of Vocational & training programs. 

Technical Schools USA   -- Tech schools, careers, and technical  certifications.

Roadtrip Nation    -- Connect with individuals who have discovered their own roads in life. 
 
New York State's Career Zone 
 
Bureau of Labor Statistics - Careers based on your interests.  Click on the student tab.
 
Department of Defense - Careers related to military services
 
 
Occupational Outlook Handbooks (New York State) - Gives an overview about different careers
 
O*NET Online (U.S. Dept. of Labor)
 
Career Outlook - Compares income and education by career
 

Gap Year News

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Partial content used with gratitude to Ms. Nesi of Girls and Boys High School

CUNY Application

SUNY App

Common App

Useful Links

College Navigator - An excellent guide to help choose the right college and major for the applicant.

Bottom Line College Success Register here for personal college counseling in a step-by-step process.  Closed to this year's seniors.  

National Association for College Admission Counseling - Guidance to help students and families with the application process.

NYC College Line - A site designed by the Department of Education, CUNY, and community organizations to help students apply to college.

The Book of Majors and the A-Z index This website can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

College Score Card - This website will help you compare colleges.

The National Center for Education Statistics For basic at-a-glance information, NCES is a little more detailed, but if you have patience to read through the data it's really comprehensive.

Big Future - From the College Board

 

 

 

 

Books for College Available in the Library

Useful Forms

Applying to College - A Roadmap to Success

There is much to consider before applying to a college.  You need to be certain of your interests and strengths.  Your goal should be to find a college that offers programs that suit your personal interests.  Once you know what your interests are then you can begin your search for the right college.

The forms below are to help you with the process of applying to college.  Be sure to print College Planning and the Blank Student To Do List first to keep track of important deadlines.

Use the forms below to create a list of colleges based on how suitable they are to your interests, affordability, and admissibility.

Use the forms below to assist in your college essay and other writing requirements.

Now that you have compiled the recommendations and essays, you can now look into obtaining financial aid.

Miscellaneous

College News

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