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Informative Links

College Visits' to any colleges, including the four local ACE coalition Colleges:
ACE presents various fieldtrip programs and other workshop events at our participating campuses.

However, you can also visit them for a tour on your own.
As always, Jrs. & Srs. can get an ACE credit for visiting any college, but are also invited and encouraged to attend the open houses offered by our four coalition colleges.
ACE Coalition Colleges Visiting  Links:
  SUNY Cortland;   Cornell;   Ithaca College;   TC3  

-Just remember, as with any other 'College Visit', to receive an ACE credit you must still complete the ACE:
'College Visit Form'


NYS Practice Tests: Both of these links will take you to pages with practice questions and tests. Use them to test yourself in any subject.  Some are in online quiz format with answers for each question, or you can print pdf versions to practice taking a whole 'paper' test.
     Regents Exam Prep Center (Oswego School District Site) Tips and Tests...Explore all the individual subject links for practice tests (more tests are under 'Old Regents Exams' see below)
     Elementary-High School NYS Tests  This NYS Ed. link has test links for Elementary, Intermediate and High School Regents practice tests. Great for printing and practicing with.


Collegeboard.com 
A great site for high school students/parents.
It has a vast assortment of fantastic information on all things college related, and multiple links on every subject.
  General college planning resources: 
      https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/
  Here are some of their specific link examples:
     PSAT/SAT; 'Know Yourself'; College 101; Parent Action Plans; Selecting a College; Choosing a Major;
    CareersPaying for college-the basics; Financial Aid PackagesScholarships; Scholarship Search; etc.

     You can go! 
Everyone was talking about going to college and I was like, “Oh, I can’t do that.”
If you think you can't go to college for whatever reason, check out these testimonials from students who thought that they COULDN'T go to college. They give a variety of reasons they believed they would not be able to attend college...(Cost, Grades, Responsibilities, etc.) http://youcango.collegeboard.org/  


Fastweb.com 
"Find your dream college and a way to pay for it" 
Another great source for info. on Scholarships, Financial Aid, Career Planning and College Search/Selection.
Search for scholarships with their free scholarship matching service, get student financial aid and find money to pay for college.


FAFSA on the Web 
Colleges require you to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) available at your school guidance office.
     ~You don't have to pay to apply for federal student aid, and you can even apply online.
     ~The FAFSA is required for all federal financial aid as well as some state financial aid programs
        (including New York State TAP grants).  
     ~ Your FAFSA should be filed after, but as close to January 1 as possible
     ~ Deadlines varyThe sooner you submit the better, in order to get available monies.
     ~ Student Aid on the Web: U.S. Dept. of Education tips and links on preparing for and funding education beyond high school.


Community Financial Aid Support - (No web links. Please call the Extension Centers directly)
Did you know...Tompkins-Cortland- Community College (TC3)
 offers
community Financial Aid support.
You do not need to be enrolled in TC3 to access this program.
   WHEN:  The Second Thursday of every month from 4:00-6:00 pm 
   WHERE: Cortland and Ithaca extension centers
   CONTACT-
Walk-ins are welcome but individuals are encouraged to call for an appointment:
           ~ TC3 Cortland Extension Center  607-756-5275
           ~
TC3 Ithaca Extension Center 607-272-3025


Internet safety: These 2 informative sites are by The Federal Trade Commission and also contains links to other ‘on-line safety’ sites for everyone:
    On Guard Online 
Kids and Socializing Online: Social networking sites, chat rooms, virtual worlds, and blogs are how teens and tweens socialize online; it's important to help your child learn how to navigate these spaces safely. 

    Social Networking Sites: A Parent’s Guide  
“It’s 10 p.m. Do you know where your children are?"
Remember that phrase from your own childhood? It’s still a valid question, but now, it comes with a twist: “Do you know where your kids are — and who they’re chatting with online?”


Occupational Outlook Handbook
Learn specifics on a variety of different, jobs and careers such as:
Computer Programming, Graphic Design, Nursing, Construction Trades, TeachingLaw, Veterinarians, Chiropractors, Athletic Trainers, Engineers, etc.
Find out: job descriptions; working conditions; future job prospects;  expected earnings; training & education requirements; etc. 


ACE District BOCES:
Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES

Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES