FYI - Embark

Embark has just launched a new version of its Web site,,to help college-bound students through the college search and applicationprocess. The Embark site provides students with in-depth advice on how tonavigate the entire going-to-college process; information on more than 6,000accredited higher education institutions; interactive test preparation; onlineapplications to almost 600 schools; and comprehensive financial aid data.Students can sign up with Embark’s “recruiter” service and have schoolscommunicate with them directly. A “locker” option allows users to store all oftheir personal information relating to their college-search process and toaccess e-mail messages from universities interested in recruiting them. Asweepstakes to win a grand prize of $40,000 toward tuition is also currentlyoffered on the site. For details, visit

This article originally appeared in the 11/01/2000 issue of THE Journal.