There is no shortage of resources when it comes to planning for college. If anything, the amount of information available can become overwhelming. Below is a collection of resources that we put together. You’ll find useful websites for skills and interest assessments, college research, information regarding different majors, and more. Click on the links below to visit the individual websites.
- OLMA School Profile
- Naviance Family Connection: Family Connections from Naviance is a Web-based service designed for students, parents and counselors. It is a comprehensive website that you can use to help make decisions about courses, colleges and careers. Family Connection provides up-to-date information that’s specific to students at Our Lady of Mercy Academy, such as local scholarships and important announcements. Naviance provides many useful tools for families throughout the college search process. It can serve as a direct link to college websites and even match your/your daughter’s criteria to find the school that is the perfect fit. To access a Naviance student account, please use the following information:
Login: First letter of first name plus last name (Ex: Sally Smith = ssmith)
Password: OLMA plus graduation year (Ex: OLMA2017)
Parents may also register for an account through Naviance.
- www.collegeboard.org – In addition to information about the SAT test and test prep, search for information about colleges, do college searches, and learn about different majors.
- www.actstudent.org – In addition to information about the ACT test and test prep, search for information about colleges, majors, and financial planning.
- http://www.aie.org/ – Informative site about college admissions, financial aid, job searches and resume writing.
- http://www.zinch.com – Find information about schools, programs, preparing for college, and tons of free webinars on how to apply for financial aid, college admissions decisions, and SAT/ACT prep.
- www.catholiccollegesonline.org – Search for Catholic colleges and universities.
- http://www.petersons.com/ – Peterson’s assists students in the college search and gives admissions information.
- http://www.mymajors.com/ – This site asks questions about your interests, college characteristic preferences and personality in order to match you with majors and colleges.
- http://mappingyourfuture.org – This site allows you to explore careers, colleges, and learn about managing finances.
- http://careerservices.rutgers.edu/PCCPinterests.shtml – This is a free interest assessment offered by Rutgers University that will match your interests with careers and majors.