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Counseling Department Links Library
On this page you will find links to a number of sites that contain useful information about study skills, test preparation courses, the college search process, financial aid, and related career information. If you have any questions on how these sites work, please do not hesitate to consult your counselor.

Academic Study Skills

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Students in need of additional academic support should see their counselors for personal support options.
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
How-to-study.com - comprehensive Link  more ] Administration 4/21/2010
Test Anxiety  Link  more ] Administration 1/10/2011

ACT SAT Tests and Test Preparation

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
ACT test dates 2014-2015 PDF (56.5 KB) Administration 8/11/2014
ACT Test Taking Tips PDF (18.32 KB) Administration 1/10/2011
ACT and SAT Prep Courses - Area Listing PDF (124.1 KB)  more ] Administration 8/29/2013
The Basic Differences Between the ACT and SAT PDF (65.46 KB) Administration 8/31/2011
ACT - Official Test Registration  Link  more ] Administration 8/31/2011
ACT Writing Test Tips PDF (8.18 KB) Administration 5/1/2010
SAT test dates 2014-2015 PDF (65.44 KB) Administration 8/11/2014
SAT - Official Test Registration  Link Administration 8/30/2011
SAT Quickstart - Study Guide Tied to PSAT Scores Link  more ] Administration 4/24/2010
SAT Test Taking Tips PDF (44.24 KB) Administration 1/10/2011
Prep - Number2 Free ACT and SAT  Link  more ] Administration 4/24/2010
Study Guide Zone Link Administration 1/10/2011

AP and CLEP Test Information

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
2014-2015 AP Exam Dates PDF (3.87 KB) Administration 8/28/2014
AP Central Link  more ] Administration 1/10/2011
AP Approved Calculators Link Administration 4/25/2012
CLEP Information Link Administration 6/9/2010

Benet Academy Profile and College Reports

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School profile and college reports. College reports summarize college choices by class including statistics, college names, selectivity levels, states, and other demographics.
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Benet Academy Academic Profile PDF (302.86 KB)  more ] Administration 9/11/2014
2014 College Report PDF (619.72 KB) Administration 6/4/2014
2013 College Report PDF (981.94 KB) Administration 6/20/2013
2012 College Report PDF (583.01 KB) Administration 10/30/2013
2011 College Report PDF (543.64 KB) Administration 11/16/2011
2010 College Report PDF (100.68 KB) Administration 7/28/2010
2009 College Report PDF (399.92 KB) Administration 6/18/2010
2008 College Report PDF (204.32 KB) Administration 6/18/2010
2007 College Report PDF (96 KB) Administration 6/18/2010
2006 College Report PDF (86.2 KB) Administration 6/18/2010
2005 College Report PDF (95.07 KB) Administration 6/18/2010

Careers

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The following sites contain career related information to look at as you consider your college major and school choice.
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
College/career Quickstart: based on your PSAT  Link  more ] Administration 4/24/2010
Mapping Your Future Link  more ] Administration 1/10/2011
O*Net Online Link  more ] Administration 4/24/2010
Occupational Outlook Handbook: U.S. Dept. of Labor Link  more ] Administration 4/24/2010
What's Next Illinois? Career and College Planning Link Administration 4/24/2010

College Financial Aid

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In addition to these resources that are focused on financial aid, more information on financial aid is found under many college search resources.
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
ACT Free Financial Aid Need Estimator Link Administration 9/20/2011
CollegeAnswer.com  Link  more ] Administration 8/31/2011
Explanation of College Financial Aid PDF (13.7 KB) Administration 1/10/2011
FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid Link  more ] Administration 4/24/2010
Fastweb Link  more ] Administration 4/24/2010
FinAid! Link  more ] Administration 4/24/2010
Merit Aid Link Administration 1/13/2011
Scholarships Link Administration 1/10/2011
School Soup Link Administration 1/13/2011
Student Aid On the Web: Federal Loans and Aid  Link  more ] Administration 4/24/2010

College Search

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A collection of links and articles to help you search for the right college.
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
College Tidbits Link Administration 1/10/2011
Naviance Link - (Family Connection)  Link  more ] Administration 4/21/2010
Naviance Explanation PDF (64.9 KB) Administration 8/31/2011
American Universities Index Link  more ] Administration 4/21/2010
Association of Benedictine Colleges & Universities Link  more ] Administration 4/24/2010
Beginning the College Search Process PDF (77.23 KB)  more ] Administration 4/23/2010
Campus Tours Link Administration 1/10/2011
Cappex Link Administration 1/10/2011
Catholic Colleges Link Administration 1/10/2011
College Board Link  more ] Administration 4/21/2010
College Navigator Link  more ] Administration 4/21/2010
College View  Link  more ] Administration 4/21/2010
Information for Athletics - NCAA Eligibility  Link Administration 6/9/2010
Information for Athletes - Varsity Edge Link  more ] Administration 6/9/2010
Schools in the USA Link Administration 1/10/2011
The Top 10 Questions to Ask Yourself PDF (2.48 MB)  more ] Administration 4/24/2010
What's Next Illinois Link Administration 10/4/2010
Visits - What to ask on your college visit PDF (584.9 KB) Administration 4/24/2010

Curriculum Guide

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The new Benet Academy curriculum guide contains general academic information and policies, course descriptions, course planning guide, graduation requirements, test information, and more. The guide contains a search feature so you may easily find the information you are looking for by typing keywords into the "Find" box located in your Adobe Reader. You will need the free Adobe Reader to view the guide. Copy and paste this link in your browser to download the Reader:
http://get.adobe.com/reader/?promoid=BUIGO
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
2014-2015 Curriculum Guide PDF (990.32 KB) Administration 6/26/2014
2013-2014 Curriculum Guide PDF (943.4 KB) Administration 12/3/2013

Practice ACT and PSAT Test Information

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
2014-2015 Practice ACT Test Date PDF (64.7 KB) Administration 8/28/2014
Practice ACT Test Information and Prep Link Administration 8/28/2014
2014-2015 PSAT Test Date PDF (27 KB) Administration 8/28/2014
PSAT/NMSQT Test Information and Prep Link  more ] Administration 5/2/2010

Xtra College, Career, and Financial Aid sites

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Common App Link Administration 6/18/2010
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