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College & Careers

College and Career Information

NM Career Clusters

Which careers fit your interests?  What coursework should you take in high school to move you down that road?


Merit Aid Scholarships

Use this website to find merit-based scholarships and colleges that offer them. This is a comprehensive directory of merit-based scholarships, with awards from thousands of colleges.

Scholarship List:

Aztec High School Counselors periodically update the scholarship list and it is made available in the Students area of the Aztec Municipal School District website

Affordable Colleges in New Mexico

This web site provides free tools and information about affordable higher education to students and their families. Resources are specifically designed to aid New Mexico residents.

Athletes Planning to Play Division I or Division 2 Sports

Check eligibility requirements for high school athletes preparing to play at the next level.

Big Future College Board Search

Build college lists based on what matters most to you with criteria including location, majors, academic credit with other options. Research specific colleges using up-to-date profiles. 

Career Research Checklist:

A web site that helps you develop a career plan and take career assessments in addition to providing useful information.


FastWeb, the Internet’s free leading scholarship search service, helps students make the decisions that shape their lives: choosing a college, paying for college, and finding jobs and internships.


This site has information for high school students getting a job, managing money, and careers with the military.

Next Step Magazine

This site has college planning tools and information from Next Step Magazine.

College Match - A quick, interactive tool to help students find the right college.

 Step by Step Our new College planning timeline guides students at every step.


Princeton Review Online

This site offers advice about applying for college and jobs.  The college page includes suggestions about visiting the college for the first time and about surviving once you get there;  suggestions that are transferable to most college settings.  The career page offers interviewing and resume tips, as well as tips for job searching.

This site offers access to Next Wave, the online careers magazine.  Find hundreds of job postings;  career tools from Next Wave;  grant information;  resume CV database;  and the career forum

This site can help you focus your interests, learn about federally funded programs, and provide career guidance.

Think College

This site offers advice and a searchable database that will help lead students with disabilities to a college degree.

Talking Leaves Job Corps

"Talking Leaves Job Corps is an excellent educational and vocational program for young adults between the ages of 16 and 24." is a free website where you learn which colleges want you before you apply.

College Board

Easy-to-use interactive website designed to help students explore majors, colleges, and careers.  Includes personalized tools of online self-assessments and in-depth information about majors and careers.

American Council on Education

The American Council on Education, Lumina Foundation for Education, and the Ad Council sponsor to turn students' college dreams into action-oriented goals.  This multiyear, multimedia effort includes television, radio and outdoor public service advertisements (PSAs) that encourage 8th through 10th graders to prepare for college using four simple steps.

The Common Application

A group of more than 400 colleges and universities that feature a common application.


Financial Aid Information

---Understanding Your Student Aid Report
---Financial Aid Glossary
---FAFSA:  Introduction to the Student Aid Report
Making It Count


Online ACT and SAT Test-Preparation Resouces

ACT Test Prep

The "Practice Tests," provide a set of actual test questions and answers.  Look for the download to the free 79-page booklet "preparing for the ACT" (PDF Format), which contains test information, complete practice tests, and scoring keys

The Online Test Page

Need to prepare for verbal and math portions of the SAT and ACT?  This site offers practice drills that will help.

Most Important SAT Words

Need to brush up on vocabulary?  Try this web site.

Test Anxiety can be a problem you may overcome by better understanding the causes.


Not sure about the math portion of the SAT and ACT?  Use this site for the extra practice.  Click on the math subject and try out the concept by solving problems and equations.

More Math Practice - SAT Math

This site is an online SAT math preparation tool.  Practice with diagnostic pretest, tutorials, and simulated test.