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:
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.
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)