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College Board

This is a comprehensive website used to register students for SATs, SAT preparation, college planning and searches, scholarship searches, financial aid, and more.

SATs

This is a comprehensive website used to register students for SATs, SAT preparation, college planning and searches, scholarship searches, financial aid, and more.

ATTENTION STUDENTS AND PARENTS:

North Star High School has been approved to be a testing center for the Scholastic Aptitude Test, also known as the SAT’s.

When students register for the SAT’s, North Star High School’s testing center number is 39153.

Testing can be stressful; plan to take the SAT’s in an environment that you are used to and is close to home – North Star High School.

Stop in the Guidance Office if you have any questions.

ACTs

This is a comprehensive website used to register students for ACTs, ACT preparation, college planning and searches, scholarship searches, financial aid, and more.

Education Planner

This website is used to explore careers and search for post-secondary institutions.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

This website is used for any student who will need to apply for financial aid for post-secondary education. 

Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA)

PHEAA is an organization that helps with the financial aid process and services in regards to student loans.  This website has other links that will be helpful with the financial aid process and scholarship search. 

U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

This is where you’ll find the Occupational Outlook Handbook.  For hundreds of different occupations, this website lists the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, and working conditions.  In addition, the handbook gives you job search tips and links to information about the job market in each state.

ASVAB Test Preparation

More information about the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), and useful resources including practice tests, a study guide, and preparation tips.

NCAA Eligibility

Division I and II colleges/universities require students to complete an application online to determine eligibility with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). An *official transcript is required at the time of application and upon graduation.  SAT scores need sent directly from the CollegeBoard website to NCAA.  The code is 9999.
 
*An official transcript is that which is signed by one of the school counselors or the principal, has the school seal imprinted on it, and is sent directly from our guidance office. 

Making It Count

This website is designed to help students focus on personal attributes and to offer them techniques and strategies in the transition from high school to college to a career.  It also focuses on important money management skills. 


FastWeb

A free scholarship database that uses a personalized search to compare your background and qualifications with more than a million different scholarships.


Salary.com

Research careers and compare salaries.  You can compare salaries in multiple ways, including by job title, level of education, ZIP code, company size, and industry.

Campus Tours

This website allows you to take a virtual tour of colleges and universities.