Resources

NY STEP Website

Participating High Schools

DeWitt Middle School
Boynton Middle School
Ithaca Youth Bureau

Social Media Links

STEP Instagram
STEP Facebook

Community Partners

Cornell Cooperative Extension
4H Youth Development
Ithaca Youth Bureau
Tompkins County Workforce
The Village at Ithaca
Cornell Business & Technology Development

Homework Help

B. J. Pinchbeck – A website that can help with all school subjects. It also has a good section on getting ready for and succeeding in college.
Fact Monster – A website that can help with all school subjects and also has some fun academic games to play.
Intranet Public Library – Get help in all subjects and also some good ideas for a science project. A very comprehensive website that offers other websites for addtional help/ideas.
Khan Academy – A website that can help with all school subjects and has online tutorials to watch for a better understanding of materials.
Patrick JMT –  Just Math Tutorials. This is a comprehensive website that gives you in depth tutorials on almost any math problem.
Study Guides and Strategies – This gives great study guides for most subjects as well as info on other necessary skills like time management and public speaking.

Testing

ACT – This is a standardized test used for college admissions. This website provides information, helps students register, and gives additional study tools for the test via practice tests.
SAT – This is a standardized test used for college admissions. This website provides information, helps students register, and gives additional study tools for the test via practice tests. Another great feature of this website allows students to search colleges and plan for college.
Test Optional Schools – This website gives you a list of four year colleges and universities that don’t require the SAT or ACT. These are known as “Test Optional Schools”.
Sparknotes – This website is a great source of test prep for the ACT or SAT. It also gives information about other academic subjects, specifically English books.
Colleges

Campus Tours – This website will help you take a virtual tour of many college campuses. It’s a great idea to look at a school before applying or spending the money to visit in person.
CollegeBoard – This website is a must visit for high school junior and seniors. The comprehensive website has lots of information pertaining to different colleges including; admissions deadlines, the selectivity of the school, financial aid & cost, different academic majors and programs, and lots more.
New York Private Colleges and Universities – This website is focused on the private colleges and universities of New York state.
Private Colleges – This website is the national version of the New York Private Colleges and Universities. You can look up private schools in any state.
SUNY – SUNY is the State University of New York system. These are the public colleges and universities located within New York. This website offers great information for our numerous and varied public institutions.
U CAN – U-CAN is a Web-based resource designed to give students and parents concise, consumer-friendly information on nonprofit, private colleges and universities in a common format.

Financial Aid

Cornell Financial Aid – This is Cornell University’s financial aid website. It is a very informative and helpful college financial aid website.
FAFSA – FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This is the first place to start in applying for financial aid and will make students eligible for federal aid. All families should complete the FAFSA after January 1st of the student's senior year.
New York State Higher Education Services Corporation – If a student attends a school within New York State, we recommend visiting this website to complete the TAP application after completing the FAFSA. TAP is the Tuition Assistance Program that can provide free money for college. Aside from completing the TAP application this is a great website to review for all financial aid matters, college planning, and paying for college.
529 Savings Plan – This is a state sponsored college savings plan that can help students and their families save for college.
Scholarships

College Scholarships – This website is dedicated to finding scholarships.
Fast Web – This is a great resource for college information and especially applying for scholarships. Students can complete a personal profile and the search engine will match them with nationwide scholarships if they qualify.
Gates Millennium Scholars – This is a minority scholarship program started by Bill and Melinda gates that helps 1,000 students pay for higher education.
Scholarships – This website is dedicated to finding scholarships.
Wise Choice – This website helps match students with colleges that would be a good fit for them. It also has a scholarship finder on their website.

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