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Air Force Websites
Check out these links for important information regarding Air Force ROTC and the Air Force Academy. www.afrotc.com or www.usafa.af.mil

The Common Application
The Common Application allows you to use one form to apply for college admission at many public and private institutions. Check out their website to download the application and get a list of member institutions. www.commonapp.org

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), founded in 1937, is an organization of more than 13,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education. This resource has valuable information for students and parents. www.nacacnet.org

Western Undergraduate Exchange
The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)allows students in western state to enroll in many 2 and 4 year college programs at reduced tuition levels (150% of in-state tuition). Each college sets their own entrance requirements. To see if a college is involved in the WUE program, check their website or visit with a counselor. www.wiche.edu/wue

Princeton Review Website
The Princeton Review offers a variety of services for counselors, students, and parents. The college search, student match, expert advise, and APPLY! services are easy to use. There is no fee for the services provided. www.review.com

Schools in the USA
Another career and college preparation tool available over the internet iswww.schoolsintheUSA.com

AP Test Prep Guides
AP Test Prep Guides are available from Thomson Learning. The guides include test taking strategies as well as full-length practice tests. http://schoolsplus.thomsonlearning.com

Free ACT/SAT prep is available from the following resources:
 Number2  
 Dome Prep  
Idaho Career Information System (CIS) (you will need to have your own CIS portfolio – see your counselor for help setting this up)

Learning Express – ACT/SAT Test Prep from LiLI – .  You will need to create an account.

Selective Service Registration
All young men are reminded that you need to register with the Selective Service within 30 days of your 18th Birthday. Go to www.sss.gov to register online.

NCAA Clearinghouse If you hope to participate in NCAA Division 1 or 2 athletics in college, you will need to register with the NCAA Clearinghouse at the end of your junior year or during your senior year.  The guidelines for this process can be found at www.eligibilitycenter.org. Please note that courses taken through Brigham Young University Independent Study, and Idaho Digital Learning Academy Flex Program do not meet NCAA core course requirements. Before taking any correspondence courses, please check with your counselor. Please note that to play Division 1 sports, you need to pass 10 NCAA core courses before the start of your senior year. At least 7 of those core courses must be in English, Math, or Science. After you have registered, contact Mrs. Emerich to have her send official transcripts.

2.3 or Take a Knee: The NCAA will be going to new eligibility standards beginning with athletes recruited for Division 1 sports for the fall of 2016. Go to http://2point3.ncaa.org/ for more information.

NAIA Eligibility Center Students hoping to participate in NAIA intercollegiate athletics, must register on the NAIA website found at http://www.playnaia.org. After you have registered, contact Mrs. Emerich to have her send official transcripts.

 

General College Resource Websites:

www.knowhow2go.com
www.collegemapper.com
www.nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator
www.studentaid.ed.gov

 


FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

Financial Aid Web-Sites Many students are interested in finding out information about national scholarships. Looking for scholarships can almost be like a part-time job and you have to be willing to put some time and effort into the search. The institutions you will be attending are your greatest resource for financial aid, however, there are several web-sites that can help your search.

www.collegeboard.com
www.fastweb.com
www.finaid.org
www.findtuition.com
www.getcollegefunds.com
www.meritaid.com
www.kaarme.com
www.cappex.com
www.chegg.com/scholarships
http://www.college-scholarships.com/free_scholarship_searches.htm
http://mycollegedollars.hyfnrsx1.com

 

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