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Great site for college search, financial aid, career exploration, and more: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/ Information for post-secondary planning and financial aid: http://www.pheaa.org/college-planning

What Can I Do With a Major In… (From Cal U of PA) http://www.calu.edu/current-students/career-services/career-resources/what-can-i-do-with-a-major-in/index.htm

College search tools, scholarship searches, pages of articles about choosing a college, getting into the college you want, how to pay for it, and much more. Also a discussion community related to college admissions:  http://www.collegeconfidential.com/

Explore Advanced Placement (AP) information and courses: www.apstudent.collegeboard.org

Assess career interests, college information, career acquisition and more: www.pacareerzone.org

For help finding a school and college information: http://www.petersons.com/

Website for National Association of College Admissions Counseling, parent/student resources: http://www.nacacnet.org/studentinfo/Pages/Default.aspx

 O*Net has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, students, and more: http://www.onetonline.org/

The Bureau of Labor Statistics website. The profiles featured here cover hundreds of occupations and describe What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more. http://www.bls.gov/ooh/home.htm

US News and World Report College Information: http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges

US News and World Report Education information section: http://www.usnews.com/education.

The purpose of this website is to provide youth, young adults, parents, and professionals with secondary transition resources to facilitate a young person’s progress toward the attainment of post-secondary goals related to education, employment, and community living. : http://www.secondarytransition.org/

College and Career Planning: http://www.collegecareerlifeplanning.com/

Interest and Career Exploration: http://www.mynextmove.org/

Learn about Pennsylvania’s state-owned universities: www.passhe.edu

Information on financial aid, interest surveys, and more: www.educationplanner.org

For free SAT prep and practice, visit: http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/ for practice tests, question of the day, SAT Skills Insight, and more

Great website for information on college majors: http://collegemajors101.com

Information for the union building trades’ apprenticeship programs: www.buildersguild.org 

For help with college searching and scholarships, please visit: www.questbridge.org.  Thanks to this program, a 2009 KHS senior received a FULL TUITION scholarship for all 4 years of her college career!

www.studentaid.ed.gov/collprep is the College Preparation Checklist.  This explains how to prepare academically and financially for college through “to do” lists aimed at elementary and secondary school students and their parents, as well as adult students.

Young men who are 18 years of age or will soon turn 18 must remember to register with Selective Service.  This is a requirement for financial aid.  Registration can be done online at: www.sss.gov.