#1 PREPARE FOR BUSINESS SCHOOL
..... Preparation Guides & Checklists
About.com - Business School Channel
Deciding which business school to attend is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Get tips that will help you choose the business school or undergraduate school that's right for you... About.com (now Thought.com) comprehensive business school sub-channels include admissions, careers, & business school life links.
Business School Checklist & Timeline
"Your Business School Application Timeline and Checklist" @ MBA.com
Students.govStudents.gov is an interagency cooperative effort that provides students and their families with a gateway to Federal government information and services they need. Online information and transactions are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. On your time. On your schedule. students.gov is sponsored and led by the U.S. Department of Education, and is affiliated with the USA.gov Federal portal.
..... Self Assessment
College Answer - Assessing YourselfAssessing your personality, interests, and skills now will help later when it's time to choose a career.
MBA.com Business Study Self-Assessment Checklist
Checklist to figure out if you are ready to get an MBA or other graduate business degree. View or download as article as an infographic.
Orlando Biz Journal - Self-Assessment ArticleGoing back to school? Self-assessment first step before deciding on program by Michelle Cater Rash
..... Identify Degree Options & Occupations
BusinessSchoolEdge.com - Available Biz DegreesA "map" of the many facets of the corporate world and of the best business degrees currently available. BusinessSchoolEdge.com also provides a business school locator and other career information.
Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)
Compiled by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, this A-Z Occupations Handbook includes a description of the work, training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, and working conditions --- as well as job search tips, links to information about the job market in each state, and more.
As of April 2019, "employment of business and financial operations occupations is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 773,800 new jobs".
..... Entrance Exam Prep & Registration
College Board TestsRegister online for the SAT, view and send your SAT scores, and find all the information you need — including exam dates, fees, test centers, etc. — for the SAT Reasoning Test™, SAT Subject Tests™, PSAT/NMSQT, AP, and CLEP.
MaxTheTestSAT/ACT prep program on the internet based on the Demystifying Standardized Tests program.
..... Explore Campus Life
Campus Crime Statistics OnlineParents and students can now use the Internet to review campus crime statistics for colleges and university campuses online.
College RoommatesOnline resource for students having problems with their roommates on or off campus.
College View - Campus SafetyIn addition to helpful campus safety information and resources, CollegeView also offers the following information to help the college-bound student choose an ideal educational pathway: College Student Internships, College Life Quotes, College Scholarship Money, etc.
#2 FIND A BUSINESS SCHOOL
..... College Search & Resources
College NavigatorFind colleges based on location, programs, tuition, distance learning, evening courses, and more. Save your favorites and compare up to four colleges.
Interactive Virtual Tours and Campus Maps. CampusTours was founded in 1997 as a way for students to take virtual tours of colleges and universities.
USA College Compass
Expanded profiles and anvanced search for more than 1,800 schools, all entering class stats, including SAT scores and GPAs and financial aid packages given to students by schools.
How to Make the Most of Virtual College Tours Virtual college tours can be a useful sorting tool for weighing options or previewing a campus.
..... Graduate School Search & Resources
MBA.comLocate schools and get other useful information about applying to a MBA program. Prepare & register for the GMAT.
MBAalliance.comMBA Alliance offers a guide to top MBA programs, online MBA programs, mba schools, executive mba degrees, application information and MBA job opportunities.
Online MBAThe MBA Program Information Site. We have the answers to all your questions about MBA applications, programs, careers, and more. Online and campus program finder tool.
..... FREE Business Courses & Training
10 Places to Get a Free Business Education OnlineGetting a business education doesn't have to be expensive. An increasing number of colleges, universities and even nonprofit organizations offer free business courses online. Find out how you can sign up for these courses and what you can get from them.
SBA's Small Business Training NetworkSBTN is a virtual campus offering online courses, publications, and other forms of technical assistance. Courses are self-paced and take about 30 minutes to complete. A brief online registration is requried.
#3 APPLY TO BUSINESS SCHOOL
Business School Admission Requirements and Process
BusinessSchoolEdge.com provides a helpful guide to the business school admission process.
College Application Tools & AdviceApplying to college takes thought, effort, and organization. CollegeBoard.com tools and expert advice can help you keep track of applications, apply to college online, and write solid admission essays.
#4 PAY FOR BUSINESS SCHOOL
Increase your chances for winning a scholarship award ....
CollegeBoard.comOnline tool to help you locate scholarships, internships, grants, and loans that match your education level, talents, and background. Database of more than 2,300 sources of college funding, totaling nearly $3 BILLION in available aid! Find official college planning and preparation tools too.
Apply, check status, & make changes online to your college or grad school financial aid application.
FastWeb Scholarship SearchFree scholarship matching service, get student financial aid, and find money to pay for college.
National Student Loan Data SystemCheck Your Financial Aid History. If you have a Pell Grant, Stafford Loan, PLUS Loan, or Consolidation Loan, find out all the details.
When it comes to paying for college first look for money you won’t have to pay back (scholarships and grants). Then explore federal student loans. Finally, consider a responsible private student loan to cover the rest.