Helpful Links

Guidance List of Links


  • Testing
  • Goals and Guides
  • Colleges and Trade Schools
  • Colleges and Scholarships
  • College Application
  • Financial Aid
  • Careers
  • Military
  • Resources
  • Travel
  • Assistance
  • Suicide Prevention


Register and prepare for the ACT.

AP Exams
Learn about AP Courses and AP Exams.

Learn about and prepare for the PSAT.

Learn about and prepare for the SAT.

SAT Prep Courses
Tutoring and SAT Preparation Courses.

Take practice questions and print practice tests.

Goals and Guides

The College Board
The College Board is your one-stop website for everything college and college prep! You can research the PSAT and SAT, find information about AP Courses, plan your future college, career, and life goals, and research the colleges that are right for you AND how to pay for them. Take some time and check out “The Big Future”, especially
their large collection of videos and virtual tours.

Mapping Your Future
Make college and career plans.

My Road
Research colleges, majors, and careers, and learn about yourself with personality assessments and interest indicators.

Colleges and Trade Schools

College Boards
Narrow down colleges by your personal preferences and research the ones you like best!

College Bound Net
Designed for students with college information and fun links.

College View
Take virtual tours, find scholarships and financial aid information, plan your career, talk to other students, and read about making the most of college.

Digital Librarian
Links related to colleges, universities, and special academic programs. Helps students conduct research to select the colleges that are right for them.

Guide to College Success for Deaf Students
Powerpoint that provides information on student services, scholarships and financial aid for deaf or hard of hearing students, and lists other websites and resources.

New York State Independent Colleges and Universities
Links to over 100 Private Institutions.

Offering information and resources to help you on your healthcare education journey.

Peterson’s College Guide
Accredited online courses, college majors and demographics, and financial aid programs.

Princeton Review Online
College information and rankings.

Vocational Schools
Comprehensive list of vocational/technical schools around the country and advice on choosing the best one for you.

Vocational Schools Database
Comprehensive list of vocational/technical schools.

The College Net

This search engine allows you to narrow down the college pool by region, sports, majors, tuition, etc. and provides links to college homepages for further research.

Maia Learning

Colleges and Scholarships.

U.S. News and World Report College Guide
College information, rankings, and financial aid.

College Applications

Applying to SUNY

College Applications Online

Financial Aid

 Scholarship Search
College Board’s online database is searchable by specific criteria.

Fast Web
Set up a personalized profile that matches your skills, abilities, interests, and demographics to over 400,000 scholarships.

Federal Student Aid
Explains the different types of financial aid, who qualifies, how to apply, and how to pay back any loans.

Financial Aid For Specific Students
Explains the different types of financial aid available to students with disabilities, older students, athletes, veterans, and minorities.

Financial Aid Home Page
Information on scholarships, loans, and other places to find savings.

Higher Education Services Corporation
College and career planning, guides to grants, loans, and scholarships, financial aid applications, and loan management.

Indian American Scholarship Fund

Internal Revenue Service
Learn about tax benefits for college students and the parents of college students.

Minority Online Information Service
Colleges, scholarships, and resources for minority students.

New York’s 529 College Savings Program
Plan benefits, investments, resources, and necessary forms.

Next Step Magazine
A magazine filled with great articles and information on college selection, financial aid, and making the most of your experience.

Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency

 Mae College Answer
Information on financial planning, saving for college, managing your money during and after school, and paying back loans.

School Soup
Information on colleges, careers, scholarships, financial aid, and student loans.

US Department of Education
File your FAFSA, search and apply for scholarships, and research grants.




Career Search


Jobs After High School



Research almost any career and find information such as job descriptions, necessary education levels, average income, and much more!


US Department of Labor Occupational Handbook
Job descriptions and skill requirements.

US News and World Report Career Guide

Wall Street Journal


Air Force



My Future




Chautauqua Region Community Foundation
Research and apply for scholarships available to residents of Chautauqua County.

College Preparation and Access
Helpful for students with disabilities and provides links for specific subject sites.

Counseling Resources Online
Links related to colleges, careers, and financial aid.

Search for schools, send inquiries, apply online, send away for over 600,000 financial aid and scholarship opportunities, and take practice SAT tests.

Let Grow
When Adults Step Back, Kids Step Up.  At Let Grow, we believe today’s kids are smarter, safer, and stronger than our culture gives them credit for.

The Writing Web
Tips for writing college application essays and improving the general writing skills needed in college.



211 Assistance
211 is a free, confidential referral and information helpline and website that connects people of all ages and from all communities to the essential health and human services they need, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 211 can be accessed by phone or computer

How to raise kids who can overcome anxiety
Growing up means facing new challenges -- but for some kids, uncertain situations lead to anxiety that parents often seek to soothe. Psychologist Anne Marie Albano explains how constantly rushing to fix a child's problems can perpetuate a lifelong cycle of dependence and resentment -- and shares why a healthy dose of risk helps kids cultivate lasting confidence.

Savvy Ally Action Parenting Handout

Suicide Prevention

Sources of Strength

A best practice youth suicide prevention project designed to harness the power of peer social networks to change unhealthy norms and culture, ultimately preventing suicide, bullying, and substance abuse.

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