College and Career Planning

Mapping Your Future

Students: Be sure to check out our Student Opportunities tab and our Scholarship tab under For Students on this page for many opportunities for scholarships, college visits and special events!

Seniors:  FAFSA opens on Oct 1.  Your family needs to complete this federal form for financial aid if you plan to attend a 2 yr, 4 yr, or technical college after high school.  Help completing this form is available at TCTC for free.  

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FastWeb is the nation's recognized leader in helping students make the decisions that shape their lives: choosing a college, paying for college and finding jobs during and after college. 
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This site is designed to be an important resource to help students make informed choices about class selection and higher education. Students can use the guidebook to determine salary projections for specific careers as well as what type of education, training and licenses they will need.
The College Board Online gives help with the SAT but even more. College applications online, career searches, and many other sources of information.
The American College Testing (ACT) organization offers test registration, practice tests and many others things.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) web site offers information about collegiate athletics and the requirements needed to play sports. A great information source for the prospective college athlete.
COMPARING COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES is a college search engine designed to be the most user-friendly website available to prospective college students involved in the college search process. In the process of designing the website, consulted high school guidance counselors and prospective college students to identify the problems they were experiencing when using other college search websites. set itself apart from the competition by designing its website to be free, non-biased, easy to navigate, and fast. Additionally, the awards scholarships from 4 $1,000 awards to 4 $2,000 awards per year. They have also partnered with FastWeb and will direct students to the FastWeb scholarship search once they have submitted an application to the scholarship. The link to this scholarship application page can be found at: 2/18/04, Updated 5/21/08)

IPEDS College Opportunities On-Line is your direct link to over 9,000 colleges and universities in the United States. If you are thinking about a large university, a small liberal arts college, a specialized college, a community college, a career or technical college or a trade school, you can find them all here.
CollegeNet, GoCollege, and BestColleges feature powerful search engines that let you select colleges by country, region, state, tuition, size majors, and/or sports offered. There are excellent lists of financial aid and scholarship links. CollegeNET is linked to all 600+ colleges and universities that maintain Web sites and lets students submit college applications using their PC


Princeton reviews ideas in colleges.
Information on individual colleges.
Download 2000 college applications.
College rankings and how to choose the right college.
Campus Tours offers virtual tours of selected college campuses. Users can search by state and by college. Pictures, quick time movies, maps, school websites are included.
Collegiate choice walking tour (videos).
Search for school, scholarship or a career that's right for you.
A comprehensive guide to college entrance preparation (careers, colleges, financial aid, scholarships, admission tips, etc.).

The Web's largest collection of topics and assistance for academic research projects. The site also offers a comprehensive writing center. There are also tips for job searches and resume writing.
The Internet Public Library of reference collections. The Ready Reference Collection offers links to 1000s of web sites, including basic research tools, such as almanacs, encyclopedias, and dictionaries, to more specific links.
The Virtual Reference Desk can become your connection to media from around the world. The site has links to important news services, major papers and magazines and numerous web search engines and claims to be one-stop site for all things "internety."
The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency. It contains information on countries of the world, maps, geographic coordinates, languages, political parties, political pressure groups and leaders, economy, communications and transportation of these countries.
The Occupational Information Network provides detailed information about what is necessary to perform an occupation. This site gives an overview of the general work activities of the occupation and also provides a skills- to -occupation and also provides a skills-to-occupation matching tool.

The College Scholarships, Colleges, and Online Degrees page is designed to offer college-bound, graduate school-bound, and career school bound students of all ages easy access to information about a wide variety of subjects which include:

financial aid free college scholarship and financial aid searches.
scholarship SAT and ACT test preparation tips, and more.
colleges colleges and universities throughout the United States.


Your Child's Career is designed to help parents in wise career planning with their children; specifically for parent is Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens Counties. Visit this site to learn more about: why career planning is so important, what the career developing process is, what's happening in the world of work, what employers are looking for in employees of the 21st Century, what local school schools are doing to help, and much more.

The Cyber Guidance office is a "jumping off point" for a large number of other sources. Cyber Guidance is a virtual high school guidance office created by the Chairman of Guidance Services at Stanton College Preparatory School located in Duval County, Jacksonville, Florida.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook from the Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, provides comprehensive, up-to-date information and describes employment in approximately 250 occupations, accounting for 7 out of every 8 jobs in the economy. Helpful information is given to job seekers including how to write a resume, tips for job interviews, and how to look at the want ads.
This site provides information for employers, job seekers, as well as job market trends and projections. There is a job seekers FAQ and tips on how to search. The Job Bank is searchable by using a menu of occupations, keyword or various occupational codes.
"Net-Temps, A World of Jobs Neatly Packaged"
 Job searches
Career Mosaic allows you to search among thousands of available jobs to find by your next career opportunity by using the J.O.B.S. Database. A section of Employers gives profiles of hundreds of world-class employers. In ResumeCM, you can post or update your Resume for free. International Gateway lists job opportunities around the world, and HealthOpps lists job openings and career information for professionals in the health care industry.
This site offers sports related job listings and a resume bank. Students can subscribe to a free national sports employment newsletter to receive bi-weekly updates on new jobs in the Sports and Recreation Industries.
This is the Employment Security Commission's homepage. It has links to the Labor Market Information homepage, the Palmetto Economic Analysis and Reporting System, the One-Stop Partnership, and the South Carolina Job Bank.
This is the Labor Market Information homepage. Information includes employment statistics, wage and salary information, labor force data and projections. News releases and publication information are also featured.
College Planning
Financial Planning or FAFSA help

College rankings are taken from the current edition of America's Best Colleges published annually by U.S. News and World Report. Ranking categories include national universities and national liberal arts colleges; regional colleges and universities and regional liberal arts colleges; and special undergraduate programs in engineering business, and the performing and visual arts. Ranking methodology is given along with a list of "Best Value" institutions. Selected full text articles on dealing with the high cost of higher education, finding quality honors programs, career planning, and advice from experts on the college search.
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