Top 10 Useful College Websites
By Candace, age 18, California
It's that time of year again when summer is ending and school is about to start. The whole process of transitioning from high school to college can be difficult. These websites will make it easier.
1. Fastweb.com - To get started on this website, just fill out a profile. From there, you'll receive tons of scholarships you can apply to, as well as emails reminding you about their deadlines.
2. Nextstepmag.com - The bible of all websites relating to college, this site and magazine is specifically designed to help with the challenges of crossing over from high school to college.
3. Brassmagazine.com - This site helps with the money side of college, such as how to stay out of debt.
4. Collegeboard.com - Everything can be found here, from help picking out a major or career to signing up for a test.
5. Dealoz.com - Never fear again about buying overpriced books. This site lists over 50 used booksellers so you can find the cheapest books available.
6. Insidecollege.com - With useful categories such as "colleges where happy students go", students can find the perfect match for a school just by typing in the search box.
7. Ratemyprofessor.com - Want to make sure you never have a bad professor? Students can check a professor's name or look at the possibilities by subject.
8. Collegeoutlook.net - Containing a little bit of everything, College Outlook gives advice on everything from financial aid to extracurricular activities.
9. Careersandcolleges.com - Unlike other sites that contain useless quizzes, this website has relevant information on different types of careers.
10. Transitionsabroad.com - Surprising, but many sites do not cover the option of students taking a year off to travel. Loaded with articles and vacation spots, this website covers studying abroad.
Hopefully these websites will help answer questions students have about high school and college, so a student can continue through their academic life feeling prepared. For example, I used dealoz.com to buy my textbooks instead of my campus bookstore. The campus price for all my books was $700, but buying them used was only $300, so I saved $400!