College Entrance Exams:
The College Board – Find registration information and Test Preparation for the SAT Test and SAT Subject tests. Also find information about AP Courses and exams as well as CLEP Exams, by which High School students can earn college credit with specific subject testing.
The ACT – Registration information and Test Preparation for the ACT exam.
SAT/ACT Tutoring Resources:
FAFSA – Free Application For Federal Student Aid: Apply online for grants and loans through the Department of Education.
FAFSA4caster – US Department of Education’s website where a parent of a high school underclassman can receive an early estimate of eligibility of federal student aid.
PHEAA – The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency: Find information about PA Grants, financial aid and student loans.
FastWeb – Free, comprehensive scholarship search. Create a profile with Fastweb and allow their search engine to match you with possible scholarship opportunities.
Education Planner – Free scholarship search engine that has one of the Internet’s largest scholarship searches, featuring 8 billion dollars in awards.
Smart Borrowing – Use this interactive debt tool to plug in your potential career choice and school choice to determine the cost of your education and factor whether you’ll be able to afford to repay your loans at your expected salary.
The Net Price Calculator Center – provides you a tool to explore the net price of any given college – that is, the price after subtracting the scholarships and grants you are likely to receive. Then, you can easily compare estimated net prices across the institutions that you are considering.
Scholarship Search – The U.S. Department of Labor’s FREE scholarship search tool.
Scholarship Guide – Information about finding and applying for scholarships.
College Shopping Sheet – Many schools will send you a Shopping Sheet if they offer you a financial aid package. The Shopping Sheet provides personalized information on financial aid and net costs as well as general information on institutional outcomes – all in a standardized format. This tool provides an easy way to make clear comparisons among financial aid offers that you may receive.
College Affordability and Transparency List -find information about tuition and net prices at post-secondary institutions. The site highlights institutions with high and low tuition and fees as well as high and low net prices (the price of attendance minus grant and scholarship aid). It also shows institutions where tuition and fees and net prices are increasing at the highest rates.
Scholly is an interactive and adaptive matching engine app finds scholarships students qualify for in seconds, without sign-ups or long forms that ask for personal information. (Purchase required).
College and Career Planning:
Checklists for academic and financial preparation.
My Next Move – The U.S. Department of Labor’s career search tool.
Occupational Outlook Handbook from the U.S. Department of Labor- Bureau of Labor Statistics career guide.
My College QuickStart – Every student who has taken the PSAT has free access to an online personalized planning kit based on his or her test results. Features of this program include: a customized SAT study plan, personalized lists of colleges, majors and careers, and access to personality assessment tools and major/career guidance. Students can register for my college QuickStart by visiting www.collegeboard.com/psatextra and entering their access code printed on their official PSAT paper score report along with some identifying information.
Education Planner – PHEAA’s college and career planning online resource developed in cooperation with Peterson’s, a worldwide leader in education information. It is designed to help students develop their lifelong education and career plans from middle and high school to higher education and beyond.
College Choice for Athletes– College choice and application process for athletes.
NCAA Eligibilty Center – Athletes who aspire to NCAA Division I or II colleges need to register with the NCAA.
Services for Students with Disabilities – College admission requirements and tips.
College Scorecard makes it easier for you to search for a college that is a good fit for you. You can use the College Scorecard to find out more about a college’s affordability and value so you can make more informed decisions about which college to attend.
College Navigator is an interactive website that allows you to explore and compare features of different institutions, including programs and majors, admissions considerations, campus crime statistics and more.
My Blueprint Story – Christian college search engine & information about Christian college fairs.
Christian Connector – Receive free information from over 100 Christian colleges.
Technical School Search– Locate and find what Technical/vocational/trade school is best for you!
NACAC National College Fairs – Dates, locations & details.
The Association for Biblical Higher Education -A directory of Bible colleges.
College View – Information about careers & majors and colleges (state, community, Christian, etc).
The Youth Transition Network – a coalition of youth, college and military ministries that work together to prepare, motivate and transition youth into the next phase of their Christian walk. One function of this site is to help match students with Christian roommates, making this transition easier.
Applying to College
The Anatomy of the College Application – A quick guide to college application requirements.
College Board Essay Help – Support and resources for writing an admissions essay.
College Application Fee Waivers-FAQs from The College Board.
The Common Application is an undergraduate college admission application that applicants may use to apply to over 500 member colleges and universities.