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Resources/Scholarship Guide

School Counseling Department Mission Statement:

The mission of the Curie High School Counseling Department is to ensure that all students have the opportunity to attain academic, college/career and personal/social success. Moreover, we will use ongoing student assessment, professional development opportunities, stakeholder collaboration, and research and data to help our students become empathetic citizens, productive members of society and life-long learners.


Other helpful sites:

www.petersons.com Standard college search site
www.supercollege.com
www.ctcl.com Loren Pope's Colleges that Change Lives resource page
www.acm.edu Associated Colleges of the Midwest resource page
www.collegesofdistinction.com
www.privatecolleges.com
www.catholiccollegesonline.org
www.cappex.com Does a “college match” search for you based on individual preferences
www.hbcu-central.com website for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities
www.whatwilltheylearn.com interesting site that offers a different search process –check it out!
 

Financial Aid:

www.fafsa.ed.gov Government Financial Aid clearinghouse – EVERYONE should complete a FAFSA!
www.chooseyourfuture.org CPS financial aid and scholarship website
www.fastweb.com National scholarship search database
www.managingcollegecost.com -- (New site!) Free parent resource database with informational videos intended to help educate parents on financial aid
www.salliemae.com Student loan information
www.zinch.com Site which does "social networking" to link students to scholarships
www.studentaid.com
www.scholarships.com
http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/ College Navigator is a site developed by the Department of Education to provide statistics on student financial aid offered by colleges and universities.
 

ACT/SAT testing and test prep:

www.actstudent.org ACT website – use to prepare and register for the tests
www.collegeboard.com SAT website – use to prepare and register for the SAT and SATII subject tests
www.revolutionprep.com
www.princetonreview.com – private test prep and tutoring options
www.number2.com – free test prep
www.whatsnextillinois.com also has free test prep!
 

ACT REGISTRATION
Register for the ACT at http://actstudent.org/regist/index.html