College & University Websites

Local Colleges

Bob Jones University Sherman Chiropractic College
Converse College Spartanburg Community College (formerly Spartanburg Technical College)
Furman University Spartanburg Methodist College
Greenville Technical College University Center of Greenville
ITT Technical Institute University of South Carolina- Upstate
Limestone College Wofford College
North Greenville University  

Exams & Testing

ACT:  The official site has free downloadable booklets, sample tests, tips for success, a list of sites, registration information, and more. Test Prep Review is a non-profit, educator-developed site that has free sample questions and exams for 40 tests, such as the ACT, ASVAB, COMPASS, GED, GRE, LSAT, MAT, PRAXIS, PSAT and the SAT.  They also have lots of tips, a vocabulary list, basic test-taking advice and information, and best of all--no pop ups or ads.
GED: The official site has information about what to expect from the test, sample questions, local contacts for times and registration, and more. PRAXIS: Praxis Prep Info is a free resource provided by the Graduate Educational Information Service.  This site provides sample tests, questions, and review advice.
4Tests.com has online practice tests for high school, college, professional, military, postal, medical exams and others.  There are a lot of pop-ups and advertisements, but the exams are free with no registration needed.  Includes ACT, GED, SAT, GRE, CLEP, LSAT, NCLEX, MCAT, ASVAB, etc.  

General Information

College Board has information about taking and registering for the SAT, PSAT, CLEP, & AP tests. Students.gov is an index of government websites of interest to students maintained by the U.S. Department of Education.  Topics include:  Plan Your Education, Pay for Your Education, Career Development, Community Service, Military Service, Travel and Fun, and Government 101.

Financial Aid

FAFSA The Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  This site from the US Department of Education has everything you need to complete the application online. FastWeb The Internet's leading free scholarship search service helps students make the decisions that shape their lives: choosing a college, paying for college and finding jobs during and after college.
Fin Aid The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid, has information on loans, scholarships, military aid, and other types of financial aid.  Includes a link to FastWeb's free scholarship search (requires registering online). Grants.gov is a great place to start looking for federal grant information.  Search grant opportunities by category or agency, or by keyword.  Download application packets, and find advice in their Customer Support area about applying, get answers to commonly asked questions, and find email and phone contact information.

School Rankings

Peterson's allows you to search undergraduate and graduate programs.  College Quest allows you to search by location, major, size, etc.  Best College Picks tries to match colleges to your personal interests and goals.  Other topics include:  Career Ed/Guidance, Distance Learning, Financing Education, IT Channel, Private Schools, Study Abroad, Summer Opportunities, Test Prep, Training and Executive Ed. US News & World Reports' annual rankings available online.  Includes rankings for graduate and undergraduate programs.
Embark.com and the Princeton Review jointly maintain this site that lets you locate undergraduate, graduate, and career & technical schools based on field of study, cost of tuition, location, and more.  

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this page last revised on:  09/19/2011