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Resources for College and Career Planning

College Testing

The ACT is a standardized test used for college admissions in the United States. ACT is a mission-driven, non profit organization dedicated to helping people achieve education and workplace success. We are trusted as a national leader in college and career readiness, providing high-quality assessments grounded in nearly Sixty years of research. While millions of individuals take the ACT test each year, that's just one aspect of our work. From elementary school through career, ACT offers individuals a uniquely integrated set of solutions designed to provide personalized insights throughout their life.
The SAT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States. The test measures the same skills and knowledge in ways that make sense for different grade levels, so it's easier for students, parents, and educators to monitor student progress.

College Test Prep

Khan Academy
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.
ACT Test Prep
Test prep, delivered by the experts, designed to fit your study preferences and financial needs.

Financing College

The Federal Student Aid office provides grants, loans, and work-study funds for college or career school.
The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) is a national provider of student financial aid services, serving millions of students and thousands of schools through its loan guaranty, loan servicing, financial aid processing, outreach, and other student aid programs.
An FSA ID gives you access to Federal Student Aid’s online systems and can serve as your legal signature.

Scholarship Opportunities

While NEED comes from a historical background of struggle and turbulent times, the organization has developed a legacy that includes valuable college and career access for our region’s youth, as well as powerful mentoring and workforce diversity programs and an established educational tour to Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
The Pittsburgh Foundation
The Pittsburgh Foundation works to improve the quality of life in the Pittsburgh region by evaluating and addressing community issues, promoting responsible philanthropy, and connecting donors to the critical needs of the community.
PHN Charitable Foundation
Its mission is to build and support programs in the PHN service area that increase access to healthcare services and to assist, through scholarships, with the pursuit of medical and allied health careers.
Community Foundation of Western PA & Eastern OH
The Community Foundation of Western PA & Eastern OH has one guiding purpose, that is to help individuals give back to a region for which they care about deeply.
The Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association
Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association (PenSPRA) was chartered in 1969 and is an organization of school public relations professionals whose goal is to improve educational communication and support student achievement through systematic, proactive, and responsible public relations programs.
York County Dollars for Scholars
Dollars for Scholars chapters and local school district education foundations reach out to meet the educational needs of students throughout York County.
Cappex American Scholarships
Universities (colleges) in the United States are offering exclusive scholarships to non-U.S. students who apply for admission to undergraduate programs through Enter your information to get your university and scholarship matches and apply for free. Millions of students have graduated from a U.S.A. university and so can you!
Find a clearer path to college, earlier. Earn micro‑scholarships from colleges for your achievements as early as ninth grade.
The American Legion Scholarship Programming
Samsung Scholarship, Legacy Scholarship, Baseball Scholarship, Oratorical Contest, Eagle Scout of the Year, and Shooting Sports Scholarship.
Scholarships 360
Rather than bury our viewers in a database of billions of scholarships with no place to start, the team behind Scholarships360 has been carefully selecting quality scholarship opportunities since December 2010. By profiling a select number of reputable scholarships, our readers can focus on what applies to and appeals to them, significantly increasing their chances of winning these scholarships!

College and Career Search Tools

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.
Big Future: College Board College Search
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. A proud partner of the american job center network.
HBCUs - A UNIQUE List of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
My Next Move
My Next Move is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration, and developed by the National Center for O*NET Development.
Pennsylvania CareerZone
Pennsylvania CareerZone is a proven, successful career exploration and planning system designed especially for students. Jobseekers, educators, and counselors will also benefit from the wealth of information on 900 occupations from the Occupational Information Network (O*Net) database.
The Peterson’s databases includes over 50,000 accredited Schools and Programs, and over 5,000 Scholarships. Use our search tools to find the school, program, or scholarship that’s right for you.
The Princeton Review
Resource to test your knowledge, admission Counseling, and College Testing.

Playing a Sport in College

The National Collegiate Athletic Association is a member-led organization dedicated to providing a pathway to opportunity for college athletes.
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics are the experts in the business of small college athletics.