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Career Planning Websites

  • Career Information - Bureau of Labor Statistics: Select a career based on your interests and hobbies. Links to career information from the Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • CareerOneStop: Identify your interests, explore careers, learn how to get work experience and find education opportunities.  This site includes occupation information, industry profiles, salary and benefit information, resume help and more
  • Career Zone: Explore careers related to your strengths, skills and talents, or browse through a list of all occupations.  In addition to a description of the occupation, the skills and education required,  wages and job outlook,  this site provides information about the work context and style, links to colleges offering degrees needed, forms for a resume, cover letter,  job application tool, and links to available jobs in NYS.
  • College Majors & Career Search: You can browse career profiles by category, or search by keyword or interest.  This site is sponsored by The College Board.
  • My Next Move: The U.S. Department of Labor's career search tool: My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. My Next Move has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers.
  • Search for a career by field of study, by industry, by type of work or by career trait.  This site also includes information about military careers, the highest paying careers, and help building your resume.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH): the OOH is the  Nation′s premier source for career information.  Hundreds of occupations are profiled, including What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more.
  • College Toolkit - Career Homepage: Search for,  or browse Careers and job profiles. In addition to basic information, this site contains a Day in the Life series for certain careers to help you get a sense about what it's really like to work in a that career.
  • Resume Tutor: This program from the University of Minnesota is designed to walk you through the steps of formatting your resume
  • Find summer jobs and seasonal jobs in great places
  • Find summer jobs and seasonal staff positions with camps, amusement parks, resorts, national parks, hotels, environmental organizations and more.

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College Planning Websites

  • Campus Tours: View thousands of virtual tours and interactive college maps, along with college profiles and additional information
  • College Navigator - National Center for Educational Statistics: In addition to giving college profiles, this interactive website is designed to help you find the right college for you.
  • College Search - Fastweb: Includes profiles of thousands of colleges, financial aid and scholarship information and a video tour.
  • College Toolkit: Free interactive site for college search, scholarship programs and career exploration
  •'s Facebook Page: Weekly tips, info and links from  the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Colleges That Change Lives: Change Lives, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process
  • CUNY Schools: This is the main website associated with the City University of New York.  Each CUNY school can be researched in depth, including campus virtual tours, college statistics and much more.
  • EduTrek Comprehensive and Neutral College Search Engine: This site provides a free searchable database including all colleges in the United States.  In addition, there is information about the risks and rewards of attending college, college majors, paying for college, and test preparation.
  • Federal Student Aid: Topics include: How to Prepare for College, Applying for Aid, Who Gets Aid, FAFSA Apply for Aid, and Repay Your Loans
  • GoCollege: This informative site contains information about financial aid, the admissions process, education options and college survival.
  • Index of American Universities: This site provides links to the home page of most colleges and universities in the United States
  • Official Student College Planning Tools from the College Board: Search for colleges by type, location, campus, major, sports and more.  This site also provides step-by-step advice and interactive tools to help you start navigating the college planning process, career information and financial aid information
  • Online Colleges - Accredited Online College Directory: Search through a database of over 1500  accredited schools, based on a variety of criteria, to find the online college that best meets your needs
  • Peterson's College Search Guide: Search colleges by major, college type, state or use their college compatibility tool to find the college that is right for you. This site also includes application essay tips, financial aid information and other informative articles.
  • SUNY (The State University of New York): Information, on-line applications, links to all the SUNY campuses
  • The Common Application: The Common Application is a not-for-profit organization that provides an admission application – online and in print – that students may submit to any number of participating colleges.
  • Videos From Inspiration and stories from real students to help you achieve your college dream. Sponsored by from the U.S. Department of Education.

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Extra Help

  • Infoplease: This site by the publishers of the Information Please Almanac is the world's largest free reference site, combining the contents of an encyclopedia, a dictionary, a thesaurus, an atlas, and several up-to-the minute almanacs. It is loaded with statistics, facts, and historical records--the ultimate fact finder.
  • Paradigm Online Writing Lab: Help with choosing what to write, organizing ideas and revising and editing drafts
  • The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL): Information sheets on the following topics: Grammar, Spelling Rules, Correct Formats for Different Styles of Letters, Advice on Coping with Writer's Block, Proofreading Tips, ALA and MLA Format
  • WebMath: Webmath is an interactive  math-help web site that provides computerized step by step tutorials on most individual problems in almost any math topic. It is designed to give students immediate help with the particular math problem they are working on.

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Middle School Assessment

  • Intermediate Test Prep Center: This site was put together by teaching professionals to help students, teachers and parents gain more information and preparation for the New York State middle school assessments. Each testing area provides lessons, practice activities, teacher resources, and sometimes literature tie-ins.  

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Regents Prep

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  • College Board's Full Practice test: Free official 2012-12 SAT practice test.  Other tests available for purchase
  • Dome SAT: Offers free study guides, vocabulary drills and practice tests. Other modules available for purchase.
  • I Need A Pencil: The nonprofit CK-12 Foundation offers 60 lessons, more than 800 practice exam questions, and a score projector (which predicts how the user will score on the real SAT)
  • March 2 Success: This site, a collaboration of the U.S. Army and the publishers of Peterson Guides, offers 7 full-length practice tests for the SAT and ACT and 25 decks of flash cards--20 verbal and 5 math ranging in difficulty from easy to hard
  • This site offers free online test prep courses  for the SAT, ACT and GRE.  You must enroll to access these customized courses.
  • ProProfs: Build and Test Knowledge: Provides free practice exams, study guides, flashcards, quizzes, cram sheets, articles, links and tips to help you succeed on the SAT exam!
  • Quizlet: Quizlet claims to make simple tools that make studying anything easier.  The prep materials for the SATs, PSATs, ACTs, AP tests and more, are located in the "Standardized Tests" section.
  • SAT Question of the Day: There's anew question every day, complete with a strategic explanation and hint.
  • Study Guide Zone: This site offers free resources for a wide variety of tests including the SAT, PSAT, ACT and GED.  In addition to test study guides, flash cards and practice questions, there is a "College Tips" advice section.
  • The ACT - A Student Site for ACT Test Takers: Provides information to students taking the ACT

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