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Resources: Life After High School
About.com: Test Preparation
A well-organized and exhaustive index to test preparation, including links to different sample test types and levels of test-taker.
LearningExpressLibrary.com offers online academic, civil service, GED, military, and professional licensing and certification practice tests to help you reach your academic and career goals. Immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and individualized analysis of your score are provided.
About.com's Career Planning Page
Features links on occupations, career choice, resume writing and job interviews.
Located here in Austin, American YouthWorks provides various services to help youth complete their education, prepare for employment, and improve their life skills.
This national service program gives you education, job training and skills, a living allowance, health insurance and money for college or vocational training.
About.com: College Admissions
This resource page includes short articles on changes in the realm of college admissions, timelines for college application, and guides on each step of the college application process.
Adventures in Education
Information on planning a career, selecting and paying for school.
AISD CollegeReady / Project Advance
Project Advance helps with expert advice on selecting the right college or university; admissions requirements; cutting the cost of college (via scholarships, grants and loans); and the FAFSA application.
College for All Texans
This site (available in both English and Spanish) provides everything a Texan needs to know about preparing for, applying for, and paying for college or technical school.
Lets you search for schools by type, location, and/or by program.
Higher Education Locator Map
This site tells you where Texas colleges are located. Using the clickable map, you can choose the region you want for a list of public and private colleges, community colleges, technical schools and health related education institutions.
Online common application for hundreds of American colleges and universities.
Texas Common Application
Online common application for all public Texas universities.
Scholarship, financial aid and colleges searches.
Information on loans, scholarships and military aid.
Student Guide to Financial Aid
Guide to financial aid from the US Department of Education. Also in Spanish.
Military Scholarships (ROTC)
- Air Force: http://www.afrotc.com/
- Army: http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/
- Navy/Marines: https://www.nrotc.navy.mil/
The military will give you money for college in exchange for service after college; go to http://www.airforce.com/, http://www.goarmy.com/, http://www.uscg.mil/default.asp, http://www.marines.com/, or http://www.navy.com/.
- Austin Community College
- Concordia University
- Huston-Tillotson University
- St. Edward's University
- Southwestern University (Georgetown)
- Texas State University (San Marcos)
- University of Texas at Austin
Last updated September 2011