Resources

WHERE SHOULD I BEGIN MY COLLEGE
SEARCH AND HOW DO I APPLY?

  • The College Board

    https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/
    This site on the College Board website offers a wealth of information and tips on majors, academic and campus life, financial aid, and finding the right fit for college.

  • Colleges that Change Lives

    www.ctcl.org
    The website (and book) highlight and provide comprehensive descriptions of more than 40 Colleges that Change Lives. It is a terrific resource for students seeking a highly engaging college experience and those who are willing to look beyond the Ivies and most selective colleges and universities.

  • College Data

    www.collegedata.com
    College Data provides a comprehensive set of statistics for every U.S. college and university, including information on admission, financial aid, academic programs and student life.

  • College Navigator

    https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
    This site includes data reported by colleges to the U.S. Department of Education and is a favorite tool of mine for finding the majors offered at colleges and the number of students who pursue each major.

  • Unigo

    http://www.unigo.com
    Unigo is unique in that the information provided is largely through interviews and reviews of students attending a particular college. Views on the food, housing, professors, academics, social life and more are candidly presented.

  • CommonApp

    http://www.commonapp.org
    Students can apply online to more than 900 schools that accept this application in their admission process.

  • Coalition for College Access and Affordability

    www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org
    An application used by more than 150 colleges and universities across the U.S.

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW
ABOUT STANDARDIZED TESTING?

  • www.collegeboard.org
    To register for the SAT, SAT Subject Tests and Advance Placement exams students will go to the College Board website.

  • www.act.org
    In addition to ACT test registration, the site provides access to college research and online applications.

  • www.ets.org/toefl
    The TOEFL, or Test of English as a Foreign Language, is required by many colleges for international students. Students can register online and find other valuable information here.

  • www.fairtest.org
    Fairtest is the best resource for identifying colleges and universities that do not require standardized tests as part of the admission process.

HOW DO I PAY FOR COLLEGE?

  • https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa
    Access this U.S. government site to complete the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the financial aid form used by colleges and universities for allocation of federal government aid and even their own institutional resources. This site also includes other useful information about financial aid.

  • www.collegeboard.org
    Through this link you can navigate to the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form which can be completed online. This form is required by many private institutions, in addition to the FAFSA, for determining financial aid eligibility.

  • www.fastweb.com
    Fastweb has a comprehensive database for identifying scholarships targeted to the individual student.

  • www.studentaid.ed.gov
    This site provides free information from the U.S. Department of Education on preparing for and funding your college education.

  • www.finaid.org
    Finaid provides links to various financial aid sites and includes useful calculators and tools for determining eligibility for financial aid and what your Expected Family Contribution will likely be.

  • www.cappex.com/scholarships
    Cappex offers one of the largest databases for conducting your scholarship search.

ATHLETICS, MUSIC, ART, AND SPECIAL
NEEDS: WHERE DO I GO TO LEARN MORE?

  • Athletics

    www.ncaa.org
    The official site of the National Collegiate Athletic Association provides eligibility information for all Division I, II, and III sports, as well as NCAA guidelines for all college bound athletes.

    new.berecruited.com
    Be Recruited allows students to create an athletic profile to connect with college recruiters.

  • Disabilities

    www.ldonline.org
    The leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD

    www.ahead.org
    The Association on Higher Education and Disabilities website

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