As a counselor, you're in the perfect position to help service members and students at on-base high schools start thinking about college. Be sure to tell your advisees about the resources below, which will help them:
- Save money as they earn their degree
Get Students Ready for the SAT
One of the best ways to prepare for the SAT is to use Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy®. It's online, so there are no heavy books to lug around, and it's the only SAT study tool that's directly connected to the College Board—the maker of the test.
- It's free.
- It's personalized.
- It provides instant performance feedback.
- It focuses on skills and knowledge students need for college.
Anyone can use a smartphone to study with Official SAT Practice wherever there's an internet connection—on base or off.Learn More About Official SAT Practice
Help Students Make College Decisions
Every college is a good fit for some students, but no college is a good fit for every student. Encourage students to think about what’s important to them and look for schools that meet their needs.
The online resources at BigFuture™ can help students decide where to apply. They can search for colleges based on location, size, majors offered, and more. They can also watch videos with real college students talking about their college application experience.
Help Students Save Money, Earn Credit
CLEP exams allow all students to earn college credit for what they already know at a fraction of the cost of the corresponding college course. There are 33 CLEP subjects and free online courses to help students prepare.
Students can take CLEP exams at over 2,000 on- or off-base test centers at a time that's convenient for them. And if that student is also an eligible service member, the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) will take care of the test fees.Learn More About CLEP