Finding The Resources

You are not alone in your search for your future. Many organizations, agencies, companies and foundations exist to help you prepare for higher education. Local, state, and national resources available to today's students are abundant. While just a few are listed here, you can find additional resources through a guidance counselor, your local library, or the Internet.

ACT - ACT, Inc., is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides more than a hundred assessment, research, information, and program management services. They can help students in the broad areas of educational and career planning.

Cincinnati Youth Collaborative - The CYC helps students realize their full potential and become strong members of their community. CYC offers a variety of programs such as mentoring, tutoring, HOSTS, Taft Career Academics, Partners in Education, College Information Center, and Educational Talent Search.

College Board - The College Board is a national association that provides resources to students, parents, and counselors regarding opportunities in higher education. The website offers information regarding college planning, tips for taking SAT/PSAT/NMSQT, searching for the right college, and paying for college.

Educational Testing Service (ETS) - ETS is a private educational organization responsible for such testing programs as AP (Advanced Placement) and CLEP (College Level Examination Program). It also conducts research on a variety of educational levels and issues.

FastWeb - This website acts as a clearinghouse for applications to many colleges and universities as well as a central database of scholarship opportunities.

GC3 Degree Finder - Searchable database housing degree program information for all GC3 member institutions.  Students and parents can search for specific degree programs offered at any of the GC3 members or for all programs offered by a specific institution.  The search results include a link to each program’s webpage on its respective institution’s website.

Mapping Your Future - Information on career planning, college selection and financial aid is clearly laid out on this website designed for middle and high school students and their parents.

Ohio Association for College Admission Counseling - OACAC is a statewide organization serving high school guidance counselors, college admission representatives, and any other person or group interacting with students regarding access to post-secondary education.

Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators - OASFAA provides information to students, parents, and guidance counselors regarding the availability of financial aid resources within the State of Ohio.

Ohio Board of Regents - The Regents have a direct, non-governing relationship with all of Ohio's colleges and universities. Working in partnership with Ohio's higher education community, the Regents lobby for higher education funding, promote the importance of a college education, and administer state aid programs.

Ohio TRiO - Ohio TRiO is a community of professionals committed to helping students who want to achieve success in school and life. They work with TRIO programs that help participants prepare for and succeed in postsecondary education. Their participants come from low-income and working families and most will be members of the first generation in their family to attend college.

Strive: Cincinnati- Northern Kentucky - Strive is a collection of community leaders representing the education, business, faith, nonprofit, philanthropic and civic sectors of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky who are committed to providing a world-class education to every child in the urban core of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

Tech Prep Consortium of Southwest Ohio - College Tech Prep combines the best of college prep and advanced technical education to create a high school and college pathways to high tech career success. Programs focus on biotechnology, health, engineering, automotive, business and information technologies.

Urban League of Greater Cincinnati - The Urban League offers a wide range of services designed to strengthen the African American community at all levels including education.

U.S. Department of Education - The U.S. Department of Education provides students an easy gateway to government information. This website contains several printable documents that parents, students, and counselors can use as reference materials when planning for college.