National Resources on CCR
College Board - Counselor Guides to Career and College ReadinessCareer Guidance Resources
College Planning Resources
- ICAN - www.icansucceed.org
works with school counselors to provide school-based presentations for
students and parents on transitioning to high school, career and college
planning, and how to pay for college. ICAN leads the FAFSA Ready Iowa Initiative which provides free FAFSA assistance to students. ICAN's website houses resource materials, guides, E-Alerts and tips (Tip of the Week, Senior E-Alerts, Counselor Alerts), and video resources
to help students and families make informed decisions. ICAN also
organizes the two largest career and college fairs in the state - Golden Circle in Des Moines and the NEW ICR Futures in Cedar Rapids.
- Iowa College Aid - www.iowacollegeaid.gov
College Aid is the state of Iowa agency that oversees state grants and
scholarships, and promotes the three-steps to college program through
online materials and tips.
- College Raptor - www.collegeraptor.com
College comparison tools based on personal profile - find the right fit academically, socially, and financially.
- College Board - www.collegeboard.com (student resources)
Counselor resources - https://professionals.collegeboard.org/guidance/counseling/counselor-resources
addition to administering the SAT, CollegeBoard provides resources on
AP, college planning, scholarships, and counselor CCR programming.
- Niche - www.niche.com
Discover the schools, companies, and neighborhoods that are right for you.
- Iowa Association of College Admission Counselors (Iowa ACAC) - https://www.iowaacac.org/
ACAC assists students, parents, and secondary school counselors in the
college admissions process through many popular programs.
- National Association of College Admission Counselors (NACAC) - https://www.nacacnet.org/
Providing knowledge, networking, and ethical standards for college admission professionals.
- College Athletics - NCAA - www.ncaaeligibilitycenter.org
Students wishing to play sports in college should review eligibility requirement early in their planning process.
ACT/SAT Test Prep
Military Colleges & Academies - https://www.usa.gov/military-colleges
Iowa Colleges & Universities