College Information

Below you will find some of the valuable resources available through the Guidance Department and on the Internet to help guide you through the college application, visit, and final selection process.

Naviance: Family Connection
The Oceanside High School Guidance Department is pleased to introduce Family Connection from Naviance, a web-based service designed especially for 11th and 12th grade students.  Family Connection will allow you and your child to get involved in the planning and advising process, research colleges, and sign up for college visits.  Registration codes for current 11th grade students will be mailed home for the first time in October of 2009.  If you have further questions about Family Connection, please contact your son/daughter’s guidance counselor.


Guidance Direct

Career connections from Guidance Direct is an interactive online college and career planning resource where students can… find colleges and scholarships that meet their needs and preferences… take a validated career interest assessment… and much more. Please see your guidance counselor for the school code and password required to enter the site.


Global Computing
This is a web site with links to American Colleges and universities. Colleges are listed alphabetically and by state. The web site also has government and business links.


My College Options
My College Options is a free service which provides a well organized college search function and permits students to access information on individual colleges. My College Options is a division of Sallie Mae


S.C.A.L.E. Program of C. W. Post University
This site is an overview of the S.C.A.L.E. Program of C.W. Post University. It includes a link to the list of colleges which have recognized C. W. Post S.C.A.L.E. credits for transfer.


U.S. News & World Report – Colleges and Careers Center

Information on:

  • Getting into college
  • Financial aid
  • Beyond college
  • alt.campus (useful college campus information)

The College Board Online

  • SAT information and online registration
  • College search
  • CSS Financial Aid Profile

The A.C.T. Online
This site has the online application for the American College Test, a college search engine powered by CollegeNet, a financial aid calculator, and more…


College Board Services for Students with Disabilities
This site has information on registration for the PSAT, SAT, and AP tests for students with disabilities.


College View college search service
College View on-line college search with links to college homepages.


All About Colleges
Links to many different types of college information including thousands of colleges around the world.


NCAA Information
The official web site of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Information on the NCAA clearinghouse can be found on this site.


The N.C.A.A. Eligibility Application
Click here for the latest NCAA application.


Campus Tours
Take a virtual tour of hundreds of colleges. Many of the college sites have video clips or live webcam views of the campus.


College Net Search Site
Here’s an interesting way to search for colleges in different states–by clicking on maps.


The Common Application
You can apply to nearly 200 selective private colleges using The Common Application. Click here to apply electronically or download a copy of the application.


Nassau Community College Office of Placement Testing Services
Students entering Nassau Community College must take a placement test before they begin classes. Click here to obtain information about this test and see sample questions.


Today’s Military
This site describes opportunities in the U.S. Armed Services. Of interest is a comprehensive description of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (A.S.V.A.B.)


Catholic Colleges Online
This is the web site of The National Catholic College Admission Association. It has a search function that produces a list of Catholic colleges and universities that meet criteria established by the user.


The web site of Hillel, the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life.


New York’s 100+ Private Colleges and Universities
This is the web site of the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities in New York State. Its listings include information on academic programs, campus locations, school profiles, open houses, and financial aid.