GEAR UP

Other College Preparation Links

Career Assessment
College Planning
College Testing
Financial Aid
GEAR UP
Parent College Planning Resources
Scholarship Searches

Career Assessment

Career Cruising

Career Cruising is a leading developer of online career guidance resources for the North American marketplace. Established in 1997, Career Cruising is currently used by over eight thousand institutions across North America, including schools, employment agencies, libraries, colleges and universities. Students and Adults can take on-line career assessment and much more. www.careercruising.com

College Planning

Mapping your Future

College planning resources for middle and high school students. http://mappingyourfuture.org/

Knowhow2go

College planning resources for middle and high school students. www.knowhow2go.org

Adventures in Education

Planning for college and how to get financial aid for college. www.adventuresineducation.org

College Testing

College Board (SAT)

The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity.  SAT college exam, Test preparation, career/college searches, preparation and planning for beyond high school. www.collegeboard.com/splash

ACT

General information about the ACT college entrance exam, college planning, preparation for the ACT, financial aid and career planning for students. www.actstudent.org/

Financial Aid

FAFSA

Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded or federally guaranteed financial assistance for education beyond high school. www.fafsa.ed.gov/

Financial Aid

FinAid was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service. This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools -- on or off the web.

Access to FinAid is free for all users and there is no charge to link to the site.

It is a guide to financial aid, scholarships and college planning. www.finaid.org/

State of Washington Higher Education Board

The Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board is a state agency governed by a 10-member citizen board. We are charged by state law with representing the "broad public interest" in higher education and are dedicated to helping students succeed. It also has created a Gear Up web page for college/career preparation. www.hecb.wa.gov/Paying/index.asp

GEAR UP

Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Department of Education. www.ed.gov/programs/gearup/index.html

National Council for Community and Education Partnerships

NCCEP seeks to help improve public K–16 education by:

  • creating education/community partnerships,
  • linking schools and communities,
  • developing new research-based college access programs, and
  • supporting the implementation of proven educational strategies.

www.edpartnerships.org

State of Washington Higher Education Board - GEAR UP Website

The Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board is a state agency governed by a 10-member citizen board. We are charged by state law with representing the "broad public interest" in higher education and are dedicated to helping students succeed. It also has created a Gear Up web page for college/career preparation. www.gearup.wa.gov

Parent College Planning Resources

College Parents of America

College Parents of America is the only national membership association dedicated to advocating and to serving on behalf of current and future college parents. www.collegeparents.org/cpa/index.html

Knowhow2go

College planning resources for middle and high school parents. www.knowhow2go.org

Mapping Your Future

College planning resources for middle and high school parents. http://mappingyourfuture.org/

Scholarship Searches

FASTWEB

Scholarship and college searches on the internet. www.fastweb.com