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FreeCollegeAdvice is your one-stop college and career online resource guide! We feature free and downloadable resources, links to useful information, and expert advice on:
The college admissions process doesn't have to be painful. Our team answers many general questions in our FAQs and encourages you to contact us if you need help locating certain information or would like to submit a question. For students seeking a comprehensive overview of the US admissions process, a free course from UPenn on Applying to US Universities is also featured and includes videos and suggested reading material. The concept of "Student Fit" is addressed here. We also recommend a number of free resources specific to international students in this section.
The College Search Process
Deciding where to go to school can be a daunting task. This section features resources to get you started on your journey. You may want to begin with an online planner. If you decide to start by using popular lists and rankings, we try to help you to understand how to effectively make use of this information. Are you looking for advice about a specific major or about a featured college or university? You can use special features on college list builders to compare schools according to your own priorities. After compiling a list of 30 schools, get a closer look at some featured institutions through virtual college campus tours.
Many students find it easier to start their college journey with their end goal in mind. This section offers students the opportunity to research career information, including current information on employment trends, projected growth, unemployment rates, and salary scales.
Writing your college essay requires proper training. Explore this section if you are looking for great advice and assistance in writing the most effective college essays possible. You can also find 2014 Common Application Essay prompts and tips for tackling them one at a time. For a more personalized service, we recommend contacting us or our partners at CollegeEssayOrganizer. Don't forget to mention FreeCollegeAdvice for a discount on their service!
Community Service Projects
Community service offers tremendous opportunities for change! This section introduces the concept of community service and offers a list of organizations that work with FreeCollegeAdvice to give students the chance to make a difference. Here you will also find more information about the 525Movement and how you can get involved.
Looking for something different to do this summer? There are tons of great summer program options featured in this section. You may even consider joining our founder on his new venture. Spend the summer taking part in regional campus tours, standardized test preparation courses, community service projects, exciting internships, and college admissions application workshops in NYC for 2015!
Many students dread taking tests in general and when it comes to standardized tests, some students wish they could hide their heads under their desks and have someone else take the exams for them! No matter how one feels about these exams, they are a necessary requirement for college admissions. For more information regarding the nature of the SAT I, SAT II, TOEFL, or ACT exams or for online resources and links to test preparation centers, practice exams, tips and other materials, browse through the tabs that are posted under the Standardized Testing section featured on this website.
The Financial Aid Process
Most financial aid forms such as the FAFSA and CSS/ Financial Aid Profile are now completed online. Our Financial Aid FAQs aim to answer commonly asked questions about the financial aid process while our useful links include a comprehensive guide to financial aid, grants, and scholarships.
Do you have a thirst for knowledge that is not being satiated by your current institution's curriculum? Do you want to review material you have learned in class in a fun and interesting way? There are a number of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) that offer short and long term classes in virtually every subject. These courses are free and are accessible anywhere to anyone with an Internet connection. A comprehensive list of these courses and the institutions that offer them can be found here. Site reviews for Coursera, Khan Academy, and featured TED Talks can be found here.
Information for Parents & Guardians
We know how important the role of an informed parent or guardian can be in shaping a young person's life. This section includes information geared specifically towards parents and guardians who wish to take a more active role in their child's future. Did you miss the live seminar we offered at your child's school? Don't worry, we save these presentations for you! Also featured are useful links for parents and guardians.
Information for Counselors
We are adamant about sharing resources with other counselors for the mutual benefit of our students. Many resources featured in this section were created by our founder and are free to use for non-commercial purposes. This section includes the lesson plans, presentations, and links associated with FreeCollegeAdvice's College and Career Readiness course designed for the World Leading Schools Association. Enquiries for purchasing any of this material for commercial purposes can be directed here.
FreeCollegeAdvice is currently seeking benefactors or partners to continue the dream of providing a one-stop free college and career resource guide to millions of students around the world. We intend to level the playing field and grant a greater variety of students the opportunity to make well-informed decisions about their future. A detailed business proposal, including short and long term projections, is available upon request for anyone interested in investing in this unique start-up. In the meantime, while we are waiting for that dream to fully manifest itself into reality, our team at FreeCollegeAdvice offers paid services including:
1-on-1 College Advising for International and Transfer Students on-site or online
1-on-1 Tutoring for Standardized Test Preparation including the SAT I, SAT II, ACT, TOEFL and AP subject exams
K-12 Placement Services in top schools around the world
Study Abroad, Summer Program, Gap Year, Community Service and Internship Placements and Advising in featured locations
Corporate Services such as hosting conferences, delivering guest lectures, organizing college fairs, and conducting counselor training workshops
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