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We’ve compiled a list of some great resources for students and educators to use to explore career options in Indiana and beyond, learn about colleges and the admission process, and find financial aid to help pay for school. We’ll be adding more free, quality resources throughout the year, so check back often.

Name of ResourceDescriptionLinkOrganization NameTarget Audience
ACTAspire, Explore, Plan, ACT, Compass, etc. provider.https://www.act.org/ACTMiddle and High School Students
ACT Offers free counselor workshops each fall. https://www.act.org/content/act/en/act-events/college-and-career-readiness-workshops.htmlACTCounselors
Better Make RoomFree texting tool that offers support for college access and the FAFSA.https://www.bettermakeroom.org/up-next/Better Make RoomHigh School Students
Big FutureCollege and career exploration tool.www.bigfuture.collegeboard.org/College BoardMiddle and High School Students
BLS Career ProfilesHelps link interests to career choices.www.bls.gov/k12/content/students/careers/career-exploration.htmBureau of Labor StatisticsMiddle and High School Students
BLS Occupational HandbookCareers that are projected to grow nationwide.www.bls.gov/ooh/Bureau of Labor StatisticsMiddle and High School Students and Counselors
Career One StopYour source for career exploration, training and jobs.http://www.careeronestop.org/ExploreCareers/explore-careers.aspxU.S. Department of LaborMiddle and High School Students
College BoardBig Future, AP, PSAT, SAT, ACCUPLACER (and more) provider.https://www.collegeboard.org/College BoardCounselors
College Board Free counselor workshops that provide counselors with the information they need to help students prepare for college and career success. http://professionals.collegeboard.com/educator/k-12-counselorCollege Board Counselors
College Choice 529 PlanSaving for the future.https://www.collegechoicedirect.com/College Choice 529 Plan K-12 Students
College DataYour online college advisor.http://www.collegedata.com/NACACHigh School Students
College Goal SundayIndiana's largest FAFSA filing event!http://www.collegegoalsunday.org/ISFAAHigh School Students
College GrazingInteractive self-discovery surveys to help students identify college needs and desires.www.collegegrazing.com/College GrazingMiddle and High School Students and Counselors
College Week LiveLive chat with hundreds of college and universities.http://www.collegeweeklive.com/College Week Live High School Students
Counselor1StopA series of wiki webpages created for and by Indiana K-12 school counselors.
http://www.counselor1stop.com/Fleck EducationCounselors
Counselor ConnectionA one-stop page filled with easy to use resources to help counselors carry out the work they do all school year.https://lp.collegeboard.org/counselor-resourcesCollege BoardCounselors
FAFSA4CasterTool to help estimate amount of aid. https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/estimateFederal Student Aid/ DOEHigh School Students and Counselors
FastwebFinancial aid and scholarship search.http://www.fastweb.com/FastwebHigh School Students
Financial Aid CalculatorsCalculate how much college will cost, how much you need to save, and aid amounts.www.finaid.org/calculators/FinAidMiddle and High School Students and Parents
Find Your Calling Matches career opportunities with interests and helps you find colleges that offer relevant programs.www.findyourcalling.comCareer Builder Middle and High School Students and Parents
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)Submit a free application for federal student aid. (FAFSA)https://fafsa.ed.gov/U.S. Department of EducationHigh School Students
FSA ID Video on how to create a FSA ID, used to electronically sign the FAFSA.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7ihhGk8mCY&feature=youtu.beFederal Student AidHigh School Students
Get SchooledFree texting tool that offers support for college access and the FAFSA.https://getschooled.com/dashboard/article/1141-college-text-hotlineGetSchooledHigh School Students
Graduation PlanIndiana's Graduation Plan statute and templates.https://www.learnmoreindiana.org/college/preparing-for-college/graduation-plan/Learn More IndianaMiddle and High School Students
Hoosiers by the NumbersYour source for workforce data from the Indiana. Department of Workforce Development.http://www.hoosierdata.in.gov/DWDMiddle and High School Students
IN RealityExplore your career choices based on how much you could earn. http://www.hoosierdata.in.gov/inreality/Department of Workforce DevelopmentMiddle and High School Students
Indiana Career ConnectJob search tool.www.indianacareerconnect.com/WorkOneHigh School and College Students
Indiana Career ExplorerCareer and college exploration tool, including career interest inventories.www.indianacareerexplorer.com/KuderMiddle and High School Students
Indiana Career ReadyCareer exploration tool.https://indianacareerready.com/Department of Workforce DevelopmentMiddle and High School students, Counselors, Employers and Adult Learners
Indiana College and Career PathwaysAligned sequences of secondary and postsecondary courses leading to an industry-recognized credential, technical certification, or an associate or baccalaureate degree.http://www.doe.in.gov/cte/indiana-college-career-pathwaysDepartment of EducationMiddle and High School Students
Indiana College Costs EstimatorCollege cost comparison tool.www.indianacollegecosts.org/ The National Center for College CostsK-12 Students and Parents
Indiana Department of EducationProfessional development opportunities. through IDOEhttp://www.doe.in.gov/student-services/student-assistance/professional-developmentIndiana Department of Education Counselors
Indiana Self-Sufficiency Standard CalculatorMeasures how much income is needed for a family of a certain composition in a given place to adequately meet their basic needs - without public or private assistance.http://www.indianaselfsufficiencystandard.org/Indiana Institute for Working FamiliesParents
Indiana SkillsIdentify what occupations are in demand in your area.www.indianaskills.com/Indiana Chamber of CommerceMiddle and High School Students and Parents
Indiana Youth Institute Offers a variety of professional development opportunities to help you build your skills and knowledge of youth development.http://www.iyi.org/professional-development/Indiana Youth InstituteCounselors
Indiana's Diploma RequirementsIndiana's diploma requirements. http://www.doe.in.gov/ccr/indianas-diploma-requirementsIDOEMiddle and High School Students, Parents and Educators
Indiana's Division of Student Financial AidList of application filing deadlines for state financial aid awards.http://www.in.gov/che/4499.htmCHEHigh School Students
IndianaINTERN.netInternship search.www.indianaintern.net/ IndianaINTERNCollege Students
Institute for Higher Education Policy Learn how cross-sector partnerships help students prepare for college.www.ihep.org/guidebook/collegereadinessInstitute for Higher Education Policy Counselors and Educators
Intervention CentralThousands of topics. Millions of articles. One online library.http://www.interventioncentral.org/Intervention Central Counselors and Educators
INTrainingTraining program search engine.https://webapps.dwd.in.gov/INTraining/Indiana Department of Workforce DevelopmentHigh School Students and Counselors
INvestEdPromotes educated decision making for higher education choices to students, families and counselors.INvestEdIndiana.orgINvestEdK-12 Students and Parents
INvestEdFree guidance counselor resources to advise your. students on college financial planningINvestEdIndiana.org/resources/for-counselorsINvestEdCounselors
KnowHow2GO? Designed to encourage students and veterans to prepare for college. http://knowhow2go.acenet.edu/index.htmlAmerican Council on EducationHigh School Students
Kuder Webinars and training sessions for counselors. http://www.kuder.com/events/KuderCounselors
Kuder GalaxyAn elementary career expedition!http://www.kudergalaxy.com/KuderElementary Students (cost)
Learning Styles QuizDiscover how you learn best.www.schoolfamily.com/school-family-articles/article/836-learning-styles-quizSchool FamilyElementary School Students and Parents
Loan Amount EstimatorTool to estimate amount of loans.www.studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/counselingInstructions.actionFederal Student Aid/ DOEHigh School Students, Counselors and Parents
My College QuickStartFree personalized feedback, practice, and college planning based on the student's PSAT/NMSQT results.https://quickstart.collegeboard.org/posweb/login.jspCollege BoardHigh School Students
My FutureSearch career and college statistics.http://www.myfuture.com/U.S. Department of DefenseHigh School Students
My Next MoveCareer profiles and interest inventories.www.mynextmove.org/U.S. Department of Labor High School Students, Counselors and Parents
National Association of Colleges and Employers Career Readiness ActivitiesAn assortment of college and career readiness activities.www.naceweb.org/National Association of Colleges and EmployersHigh School and College Students
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)Membership-driven organization dedicated to safeguarding the well-being of student-athletes and equipping them with the skills to succeed on the playing field, in the classroom and throughout life.http://www.ncaa.org/NCAAHigh School Students
Net Price CalculatorA tool by the U.S. Department of Education to calculate net price of college tuition.http://collegecost.ed.gov/netpricecenter.aspxU.S. Department of EducationK-12 Students
O*NET OnLineA tool for career exploration and job analysis. http://www.onetonline.org/U.S. Department of LaborHigh School Students
Occupational Outlook HandbookA guide to career information about hundreds of occupations!http://www.bls.gov/ooh/U.S. Department of LaborMiddle and High School Students
Online College Navigator & Comparison ToolA search tool designed to help simplify the process of comparing colleges and programs.http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/online-colleges/Accredited Schools OnlineHigh School Students and Parents
Online Professional Development Series for School CounselorsProfessional development webinars for counselors where PGP points can be earned for license renewal. http://moodler.doe.in.gov/IDOECounselors and Educators
Paws in JoblandTakes elementary school students on a lively tour through the neighborhood of Jobland. Along the way, they learn how to identify personal interests and explore careers. http://www.xap.com/paws/XAPElementary Students (cost)
Ready Indiana Resources for students, educators and employers to develop a skilled workforce.www.readyindiana.orgIndiana Chamber of Commerce High School Students, Educators and Community Partners
Returning to College: A Comprehensive GuideRessources for adult students who are thinking about going back to school.www.readyindiana.orgAffordable Colleges OnlineAdults
Reality Check CalculatorCalculator based on lifestyle preferences.www.jumpstart.org/reality-check.html Jump$tart CoalitionMiddle School Students and Counselors
Steps2CollegeA portal to learn about the steps of the college-going process.http://www.steps2college.orgACTHigh School Students and Counselors
Trip To CollegeText alerts about college and career readiness deadlines.www.iyi.org/parent-involvemenet/college-career.aspxIndiana Youth InstituteMiddle School and High School Students and Parents
Work Based LearningInitiative of the Indiana Department of Education to provide resources for development of work based learning courses. http://www.doe.in.gov/cte/work-based-learningDOEMiddle and High School Students