Fermilab LInC Online

College Search Made Easy

Are you looking for colleges that will prepare you for your career goals? Do you want to find more information about colleges and universities that best suit your needs and personality? The web sites listed below are great places to start gathering information.

Mrs. Joan Nammari, Guidance Counselor at Carver Area High School, Chicago, IL is here to help you. If you haven't mastered navigating the World Wide Web, don't worry. It's easy to learn. Our group will be working in pairs and sharing information. As you progress, your list of useful web sites will grow. Keep a list of the web sites you visit and keep a record of the colleges and universities that you are considering. For the first two weeks we will be working with the web sites below.

Note that College View's features include the opportunity to e-mail admission questions directly to experts.

Selecting and applying to colleges:

College Express

College Net

College View

College Link

The College Guide

The ISAC Info Cafe (colleges in Illinois)

Mapping Your Future

During the next week three weeks you will find links to individual college web sites by using the sources listed below. As the saying goes, "Web sites are like potato chips -- devouring one leads to another and another and then another." Start exploring! Keep a list of your URL's. Copy important information on your own floppy disk.

Linking to Individual College Web site

Community Colleges Web Search

Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic Serving Instutions

U.S. Universities and Community Colleges Page

Other Helpful Sites:

National Association of College Admissions Counselors

iTransfer(Illinois Articulation Initiative for transfer students)

Illinois State Board of Education

State of Illinois

ACT Testing Information

Financial Aid Information Page

Easy Access for Students and Institutions:Financial Aid Site

During the fourth week you can focus on finding more information about the particular schools that you're zoning in on. You can use the search engine listed below and enter the university or college names to define your search.

Search Engines:


Alta Vista




During weeks five through ten, you can correspond via e-mail to your particular college's admissions representatives and counselors, as well as students on campus at particular colleges and universities. Some of the schools include the sources below as starting points, and others will be added to the list as you keep a list of e-mail addresses. You can also link on to College View listed above to get more e-mail addresses.

Eastern Illinois University

Northern Illinois University

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

University of Illinois Chicago(e-mail admissions representative)

Western Illinois University

Western Illinois University(e-mail admissions representative)

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Created for the Fermilab LInC program sponsored by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Education Office, Friends of Fermilab, United States Department of Energy, Illinois State Board of Education, and North Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium which is operated by North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL).
Author(s): Joan M. Nammari (palcomp@flash.net)
School: Carver Area High School, Chicago, IL
Created: October 18, 1997 - Updated: January 10, 1998
URL: /lincon/f97/projects/jnammari/student.htm