College & Career Resources

College and Career Resources
 
The Texas Education Agency launched a new free online college and career planning website for Texas students, parents and educators. The Texas College & Career resource site provides information about college options, academic and financial preparation for college, higher education admissions and career research.
The Texas College & Career is a one-stop, no-cost college and career planning resource site for all Texas secondary students, parents and educators!
 
The website provides portfolio building tools that include: a career interest and values survey, career profiles with emphasis on high-growth career paths, college awareness, college search and match tools, resume building, interviewing skills, college application and essay guidance and college admission portfolios. 

Available in English and Spanish, the site provides resources to accommodate unique populations such as students living in foster care and English language learners.

Education and College Support Resources

 
The following links and resources will provide you information about colleges and universities. If you have any questions, please see your counselor.

www.giftedstudy.org/educators/ - Summer Institute for the Gifted is celebrating their 29th year of providing the highest quality summer programs for academically advanced students.

www.accreditedonlinecolleges.org - comprehensive college directory with resources useful to those interested in advancing their education

www.texascollegeandcareer.org - provides information about college options, academic, and financial preparation for college, higher education admissions and career research.

http://www.myeducationmysuccess.org 
This website is to provide Texans a tool to simplify one of the common barriers to a post-secondary education: navigating through the process. 

College Navigator - Is a free consumer information tool designed to help students, parents, high school counselors, and others get information about nearly 7,000 Post Secondary institutions in the United States. www.asktacac.com

Texas Association College Admissions Counseling's College Information Hotline
 
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
A comprehensive site allowing access to online colleges, TASP information, financial aid info, admission requirements and more.

Texas Common Application - Apply online to Texas colleges (Apply Texas).

College Board - 

The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity.  Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education.  Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT and the Advanced Placement Program. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools.

http://www.act.org - At ACT—a nonprofit organization—we are driven by our mission, our vision, and our values. Our mission is to help people achieve education and workplace success. Our vision is to impact lifelong success for individuals, as they define it. We value learning, diversity, excellence, sustainability, leadership, and empowerment. We understand the urgency of education and workplace success in today's world. This is why we embrace the opportunity to advance lives. It is in this role that we look forward to the opportunity to help shape the world.


MyMajors.com can provide useful advice on college and university majors that a high school senior with your interests and achievements might do well in.

 Texas Colleges and Universities
Listing and links of Texas Colleges and Universities:

ACT College Search

Peterson's College Search
 
University Links

Campustours - CampusTours builds video tours, photorealistic interactive campus maps, mobile walking tours and custom data-driven multimedia applications for education, non-profit and government clients worldwide. Click below to learn more about individual projects or visit our Productions Section for more information.

College Board College Search - The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity.  

 Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education.

Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT and the Advanced Placement Program. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools.


Go College - GoCollege.com offers helpful information for current and soon to be college students. The site was formed in 1997 to guide students on the complexity of the admissions and financial-aid process. GoCollege is also an early adopter of harnessing the power of the Internet. The site offered one of the first online search engines for scholarships and grants.


Princeton Review - 

We offer test preparation programs for all the major admissions exams, including the SAT®, ACT®, SAT Subject Tests, AP® Exams, MCAT®, LSAT®, GMAT®, GRE®, DAT® and OAT®. Our flexible course options and tutoring programs are designed to fit students' schedules, learning styles and academic goals. Princeton Review teachers are simply smarter, more dedicated and better trained. We have the most rigorous and predictive practice tests, and our programs are uniquely engineered to produce higher scores.

The Princeton Review's line of 150+ books -- all published by Random House, Inc. -- includes more than 75 test-prep guides, 16 books on colleges and graduate schools, and 25 study aid books. Among the most popular: Cracking the SAT (the only test-prep guide ever to be a New York Times bestseller), Word Smart (of which more than 3.5 million copies have been sold), and The Best 377 Colleges(known for its 62 categories of college rankings).

Our website, PrincetonReview.com, is the ultimate resource for college research and admissions advice. With school rankings and profiles, financial aid and scholarship information, insiders' admissions advice, planning tools and more, this unique hub is specifically designed to help students find and get into their best-fit schools.



Community College Web -  Community colleges are centers of educational opportunity. They are an American invention that put publicly funded higher education at close-to-home facilities, beginning nearly 100 years ago with Joliet Junior College. Since then, community colleges have been inclusive institutions that welcome all who desire to learn, regardless of wealth, heritage, or previous academic experience. The process of making higher education available to the maximum number of people continues to evolve at 1,167 public and independent community colleges—1,600 when branch campuses are included. This section is your resource for community college statistics, historical information, and facts.


U.S. Universities and Community Colleges - Find the right University or College for you.
 

Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology - ACCSC’s scope of recognition with the U.S. Department of Education includes the accreditation of postsecondary, non-degree-granting institutions and degree-granting institutions that are predominantly organized to educate students for occupational, trade and technical careers.

 Historically Black Colleges and Universities We focus on serving the needs of our audience by providing a platform for networking, professional opportunities, educational opportunities and connections with the saavy organizations that are looking to hire from or brand themselves with this tight knit community... We are the best at what we do for several reasons, but mostly because we really CARE about those we serve and the future of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities. 

Consortium of Liberal Arts Colleges - The Consortium of Liberal Arts Colleges (CLAC) is an organization comprising many of the top liberal arts colleges in the United States, chartered to explore and promote the use of information technology in the service of our liberal arts educational missions.

http://www.collegeanswer.com - saving, planning and paying for college

http://www.zinch.com - scholarship information

http://www.cappex.com - scholarship information 

http://www.legion.org/needalift/ - college information and funding

http://www.findtuition.com - 

http://www.fastweb.com/

 

 

ONLINE EDUCATION LEADER SINCE 2006

OEDb is a comprehensive online education directory for both free and for-credit learning options. We offer up-to-date, detailed program information from accredited online colleges for degree seekers and categorize free online college courses from well-known universities and providers.

 
 

Advice to Guide You

Find college advice for online students, including tips for picking a school, saving money, and studying hard.