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Refer your students to sites that will help them prepare for college


May is a very busy month for high school students. Seniors are reviewing financial aid packages and making final college choices. Juniors are taking college admissions tests and are acutely aware that it is time to think about college. Underclassmen are busy planning next year's course selections. The following sites may be helpful to you and your students:

Adventures In Education
Are you directing students and parents to the very site that brings you Counselors Network? Don't forget that students and parents can receive weekly e-mails (AIEmail) that give them reminders of important events, deadlines and general information.
www.AIE.org

Common Application
The Common Application is accepted by more than 400 colleges and universities for admission to their undergraduate programs. Some of these institutions use the form exclusively. All give equal consideration to the Common Application and the college's own form.
www.commonapp.org

Federal Trade Commission — Scholarship and Financial Aid Scams
This is a Federal Trade Commission Web site that alerts students and parents to scholarship scams. It provides an opportunity to register a complaint online and a list of defendants in federal fraud cases that may help parents avoid certain mailings that come to their homes.
www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0082-scholarship-and-financial-aid-scams

US News & World Report
This site has several helpful features for the students involved in the college search process. Enter the "Education" section and many topics and articles are available that can help your students in the college search process.
www.usnews.com