College Corner

Resources for Students and Parents

2018 College Acceptances

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School Profile

Tests

College Board – Info on the SAT Reasoning, SAT Subject Tests, the CSS Profile, college searches, and much more.
ACT – In addition to registering for the exam, you may conduct college searches.
Fairtest - This national non-profit works to ensure standardized testing is used properly. They also maintain a list of schools that do no require standardized tests for admission.

Applying

Common Application – Accepted by 300 colleges, this is a great option to simplify the process.
Pathways – The central server for those applying to the UC system.
CSU Mentor - The central server for those applying to California State schools.

Financial Aid

FAFSA – The free federal form required by almost all colleges. File online and save weeks in notification time.
FSA ID – The FSA ID has replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN and confirms your identity when you access financial aid
CSS Profile – The College Board form utilized by many private colleges and universities.
Finaid – A broad overview of everything related to financial aid: loans, grants, etc.
Fastweb – A comprehensive search engine for scholarships of all types.
Nelnet – a college planning service with an emphasis on the financial aid aspects of college.
Sallie Mae – tips on managing student loans and financial aid in general. See also Wired Scholar.
Hawai'i Community Foundation – online portal for applying to scholarships for students from Hawaii.

Ultimate Guide to Student Loans – A comprehensive list of informational websites that give you in-depth information on taking and repaying student loans to help finance your college education.

Guides/Rankings

Colleges That Change Lives - An organization focused on introducing great schools that may be lesser known. Great resources for parents too!
Kaplan – Search tools and information on their test prep courses.
Peterson’s – The publisher of well-known guidebooks offers a variety of tools for students.
The Princeton Review – Search tools and information on their prep courses and guidebooks.
US News & World Report – Articles, a search engine, and those notorious college rankings.

Scholarship Listings and Search Engines

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Student Athletes

NCAA – The largest and most well-known collegiate athletic organization in the nation.

NCAA Clearinghouse - The first step in playing college sports, student-athletes must register with the clearinghouse at the end of their junior year.
NAIA – Another collegiate athletic organization.

Over 100 college Admission Officers visit Le Jardin Academy annually to meet with groups of interested students and/or to conduct individual interviews. Students are encouraged to devote considerable energy to their applications and essays as they refine their self-presentation, and to make thoughtful decisions about the many exciting opportunities available to them in higher education. - Scott Liedtke,
Director of College Counseling