Student & Parent Resources
There are plenty of great online resources to help navigate the college-going process, if you just know where to look. Use the categories and links below to help you find the information you need.
A partnership with KET and other PBS affiliates, KET Encyclomedia offers access to instructional resources for students, parents, and teachers alike. You can create a free account to access content for all grade levels.
Khan Academy provides self-paced video tutorials and lessons in many content areas. Students can learn and review at their own pace using material provided by experts in each field.
All you need is a library card to access 24/7 live homework help through the Lexington Public Library's website. While you're there, check out the other academic resources they offer!
The ACT Student site provides registration information, study guides, practice tests, and other resources for the ACT. Students can create a free account, which they can use for all test related activities.
The College Board produces and administers the PSAT, SAT, and AP test series. Find registration information, study guides, and other test resources here.
Number2.com provides comprehensive test preparation materials for the ACT and SAT, including a word of the day and vocabulary review. Students need to create a free account to access their resources.
Bryan Station HS uses a service called College Equipped Readiness Tool (CERT). Your username will be your school provided email address and the password is station123. Please contact the Guidance Office at Bryan Station with questions.
Dunbar uses Triumph College Admissions (TCA). If you are logging in for the first time, please use your Infinite Campus student ID number as your username and password. If you have any questions, please contact your guidance counselor.
GRC asks students to use ACTStudent.org. You will have to create your own student account.
Henry Clay uses Triumph College Admissions (TCA). If you are logging in for the first time, please use your Infinite Campus student ID number as your username and password. If you have any questions, please contact your guidance counselor.
Lafayette uses Triumph College Admissions (TCA). If you are logging in for the first time, please use your Infinite Campus student ID number as your username and password. If you have any questions, please contact your guidance counselor.
Scott County uses Triumph College Admissions (TCA). If you are logging in for the first time, please use your Infinite Campus student ID number as your username and password. If you have any questions, please contact your guidance counselor.
Tates Creek uses Triumph College Admissions (TCA). If you are logging in for the first time, please use your Infinite Campus student ID number as your username and password. If you have any questions, please contact your guidance counselor.
In addition to providing test preparation and registration materials, the College Board also has tools that students can use to search for and compare different colleges and programs across the country.
CollegeGrazing.com provides surveys and tips to help you streamline your college search and get the results that best match your needs.
College Majors 101 provides a comprehensive list of potential majors, as well as informational videos, potential employers, facts & figures, and schools with accredited program in each field.
An important factor to consider when choosing a college is its 4-6 year graduation rate. CollegeResults.org makes it easy to find that information, and as an added bonus allows you to break the rates down by demographic areas including race/ethnicity and socio-economic background.
With sections for both students and parents, this site will help you explore careers, search for colleges, learn about student aid, find grants & scholarships, and even plan college visits.
First in the Family, powered by the non-profit What Kids Can Do, provides comprehensive resources for families navigating the college-going process for the first time. Their site includes resource links, videos, planning checklists, and more.
Similar to The College Board, this site, powered by the Institute of Education Sciences, provides tools with which to search for colleges by location, student interests, programs, and degree types. It also provides links to other college resource sites.
The traditional go-to source for career information, the Occupational Outlook Handbook provides up-to-date information on trends in careers and education. With data provided by the US Bureau of Labor & Statistics, this site reports on the current demand for different jobs in today's economy, on future demand for those positions, comprehensive salary information, as well as educational requirements.
Seniors, your local colleges want you to access as much financial aid as possible. So much so that they open their financial aid offices to any graduating senior attending any college on one Sunday in January to help with submitting your FAFSA. In the meantime, their site provides helpful information about navigating all aspects of the student aid process.
The more colleges you can apply to, the better chance you have of getting an offer that you just can't refuse. To help in this, many schools accept the Common Application - one application that serves multiple schools. Check with your schools of choice and the Common App's site to verify that it's the right choice for you.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has created an online resource that allows you to input the specifics of various financial aid packages from different colleges in order to compare how the costs actually compare. Use their tools to see how much you will spend on loans or other out of pocket expenses to help find the best college value for you.
Learn all about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can sign up for a pin number and estimate your eligibility using the FAFSA4Caster.
Great site with information on finding scholarships and grants as well as how to avoid scholarship scams.
The Federal Government is the largest provider of student financial aid in the US. Check out their website for information related to the types of Federal Aid available, including grants and loans for both students and parents.
Making Higher Education Affordable. This is Kentucky's one stop shop for student aid, including KEES money. They provide online student loan counseling as well as information about all aspects of preparing for college.
cappex.com harnesses the power of social media for scholarship hunting. You can create a profile and share that profile with colleges from across the country, highlighting your strengths and receiving invitations to apply for scholarships in return.
Need a print resource to keep on hand? Use this PDF guide that covers almost all aspects of student financial aid.
The Project on Student Debt provides articles, facts, figures, and other resources exploring the ins and outs of student loans. Learn about how student loans work, tips for managing debt levels, and lending practices of which to be aware. Great resource for parents!
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Talent Search is part of the larger Federal Department of Education TRiO organization. Learn more about the history of TRiO from their website, as well as other programs offered in post-secondary educational institutions.
As you look at colleges, make sure you ask about TRiO Student Support Services programs offered. SSS provides individual academic advising, financial aid counseling, and tutoring services for students eligible for any TRiO program. On your application, make sure to let them know you were a part of Talent Search.