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After High School

Planning for College

Indiana University High School graduates have gone on to dozens of prestigious colleges and universities, many of which you'll find listed at Colleges that Accepted IUHS Students.

Still, there's no doubt that planning for college can be a daunting task; and it's one you should begin early in your high school career. If you are an Indiana University High School senior, review the Checklist for Seniors.
 
Also, there are plenty of resources on the Web to help guide you. We've listed a few of them below.

Collecting Information about Colleges

  • Zinch at zinch.com. Zinch is a tool that allows high school students to showcase their talents, skills, and passions to colleges and universities, well in advance of the actual application process. It lets students show colleges that they are not a "test score," but rather individuals who have names, passions, and background differences that make them unique and desirable recruits.
  • Peterson's Education Center at www.petersons.com. Information about educational programs at all levels and searchable databases of college and academic programs.
  • College Board Online at www.collegeboard.com. The most comprehensive college information site. Includes College Board tests, programs and online registration, a searchable database of colleges, financial aid information, career planning information, and a fee-based essay evaluation service.
  • U.S. News Online at www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/eduhome.htm. Information on searching for colleges, undergraduate and graduate programs, college rankings, financial aid, skills assessments, career inventories.
  • Princeton Review Online at www.princetonreview.com. Extensive college and career information site. Includes timed tests, essay hints, internship database, career lists of salary and industry, career profiles, and APPLY! (an online application aid).
  • College View at www.collegeview.com. Profiles 3,800 colleges and universities, virtual multimedia tours of selected schools, electronic applications, financial aid information, and career planning tools.
  • Campus Tours at www.campustours.com. Virtual tours of more than 8,000 colleges.
  • Common Application (AASP) at www.commonapp.org. 191 selective schools use this one common form for admission.
  • Trip to College at www.triptocollege.org offers college planning information.

 Financial Aid

  • U.S. Department of Education Student Financial Assistance (SFA) information page at studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/student_guide/index.html. Links to financial aid information and how to apply for it. Includes instructions for completing FAFSA application.
  • Student Guide/FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Use this site to complete and submit the FAFSA Application for federal student aid.
  • FinAid: The Financial Aid Information page at www.finaid.org. Sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, this site provides links to many sources of information about financial aid. Includes information on Scholarship Scam Alert (www.finaid.org/scholarships/scams.phtml).
  • FastWeb at www.fastweb.com. Students may register for scholarships on one of the Internet's largest free scholarship search sites.


Also see Selecting a Career.