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College and Financial Aid Resources

Websites

Learning Express Library
Offers SAT & ACT preparation, Advance Placement (AP) preparation, PSAT/NMSQT preparation, help with test-taking skills, help with college admissions essay writing, finding a college and more.  To log in, use your Warwick Library card as the username.


The College Planning Center of RI
Search for colleges, financial aid, college info, and careers.  Also offers free one-on-one council sessions at the Warwick Mall.

 

The CollegeBoard
Contains pratice tests, SAT registration, test dates, and online college application links.  Also find information on CSS Profile

 

Department of Education: Student Guide
Look here for preparing for college, paying for your education, internships, repaying loans, and more.

 

FAFSA
The place to go for financial help.

 

Joint Admissions Agreement
A program designed to continue yoru education at Rhode Island College (RIC) or University of Rhode Island (URI) while attending Community College of RI (CCRI).

 

Peterson's College Help
Search for colleges, test prep help, writing the college essay, and more.

 

The Princeton Review
Links to colleges and scholarship pages.  Contains advice for choosing the perfect school.

 

Rhode Island Scholarships
Sponsored by RI Student Loan Authority.  Search for scholarships by keyword or catergory. 

 

The New SAT
All you need to know about the SAT.

 

US News & World Report - Education:  Colleges
An amazing amount of information including college rankings, financial aid, and college life.

 

Books

These are just some of the books that can be checked out.  Calls numbers shown are only for the Warwick Public Library.

Barron's Profiles of American Colleges EDUCATION L 901 B37
The Best...Colleges (Princeton Review)  EDUCATION L 901 B4
The College Handbook (The College Board)  EDUCATION LA 226 C6
The Community College Advantage    EDUCATION LB 2328.15 U46
Getting Financial Aid    EDUCATION LB 2337.2 G47
Paying for College Without Going Broke EDUCATION LB 2337.4 C465
Peterson's How to Get Money for College EDUCATION LB 2337.4 P48
Confessions of a Scholarship Winner EDUCATION LB2338 E46  or  TEEN LIFE LB 2338 E46
The Ultimate Scholarship Book EDUCATION LB 2338 T36
The Naked Roomate: and 107 other issues EDUCATION LB 2343.3 C62
Campus Visits and College Interviews EDUCATION LB 2350.5 S345  or  TEEN LIFE LB 2350.5 S345
The Ultimate Guide to America's Best Colleges 
EDUCATION LB 2350.5 T36
Write Out Loud: Use the story to college method  EDUCATION LB 2351.5 B37
Admission Possible TEEN LIFE LB 2351.2 S53
How to Prepare a Standout College Application EDUCATION LB 2351.52 U6
College Application Essay EDUCATION LB 2351.52 U6 M277

 

Student Activity Profile

A Student Activity Profile is a way to keep track of student's activities during High School.  Here is a sample of what one could look like.