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College Preparation Resources . . . Find them in the SchoolQuest.org Library!

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10/23/2013 Published by: Suzanne

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Categories: Your Child's Ages & Stages, Student 2 Student Programs Worldwide, Transition to College

Preparing for college can seem like a daunting task.  You may be asking, “Where do I want to go?”, “How can I afford college tuition?”, and “Are there any scholarships out there that I qualify for, and if yes, what can I do to make my applications competitive?”  No matter what your question, the SchoolQuest.org™ Library “College Preparation” section is filled with resources to help you get started with your search for answers.  Here is a brief overview of each of the resources you will find there:

College Board Resources:

*Provides a list of links available through the College Board website that assist in planning for, applying to and paying for college

Paying for College: 

*Gives students and families information on the many options available such as scholarships, grants, essays, loans, work and family financial assistance

College Comparison Tools: 

*Offers tools to assist you in learning more about colleges and universities, some of which provide the opportunity to compare schools side by side

Tips for Scholarships, Grants & Essay Searches:

*Step by step guidance on finding scholarships, applying for them and what to keep in mind if awarded one

College Ratings and Rankings:

*Provides several ranking categories with representative lists as well as what to keep in mind when looking at them

Military Affiliated Scholarship Search Engines:

*Provides links to six different search engines that specifically search for scholarships meant for military-connected students

*NOTE:  Remember all military-connected high school students have FREE access to the Scholarship Finder available on SchoolQuest.org™.  Find the link in our “SchoolQuest College Planners” section in the bottom right corner of our home page.

Instate Tuition and Waivers:

*Gives guidance on whether a student might be eligible for in-state tuition at a college or university due to their connection to an active duty service member in one of the armed forces

College Transfer Students:

*Some students have college credit they’ve already earned (whether through Advanced Placement classes in high school, or previous college experience) and they’re looking for guidance on how to get those credits to apply to a new school.  You’ll find guidance to get you started here.

National Math and Science Initiative:

*Information on how the non-profit organization the “National Math and Science Initiative” is working to encourage more students to pursue math and science education

**Help us get the word out about SchoolQuest.org™ by liking us on Facebook!  SchoolQuest.org™ is an initiative of the Military Child Education Coalition® (MCEC®).   Follow us on the MCEC® Twitter feed . . . for the sake of the child!

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