Please refer to the College Counseling Handbook for complete information on the application process, researching colleges, financial aid, and more.
Because websites are updated frequently and the specific URL for each website may change, please do an online search for any items of interest to learn more and get the most accurate, up-to-date information.
Learn about the state’s college options, take career assessments, discover careers that may be a good match for your interests
Big Future (College Board)
Review guides about types of colleges and degree options. Search colleges by category. Explore careers, learn which occupations have the most job openings, etc.
Search site with detailed information on US universities’ admission requirements. Can search by region, the rigor of courses you’ve taken, size of student body, average SAT/ACT scores, etc. Shows selectivity of the college.
Search site for US universities and colleges. Can filter by type of school (city, rural, coed, four-year, etc.). Sorts by categories like best food and most beautiful campus. Articles about application tips, financial aid, writing essays, etc.
Lists “test-optional” colleges that don’t require SAT/ACT or have alternate test requirements
Search for colleges, compare statistics, read reviews by real students. Be matched with schools based on answers about your learning style, how you prioritize school and activities, etc.
Search for colleges. Articles about essay tips, recommendation letters, Early Decision versus Regular Decision, etc.
NCAA Guide for the College-Bound Student Athlete
Center for Online Education
Listings of online degree programs
The Guardian Education University League tables
UK rankings based on student satisfaction, school resources, career placement, and other factors
The Complete University Guide
Individual subject rankings for UK undergrad programs
Compare UK degree programs, filter results based on your answers to questions. Shows post-grad outcomes.
Guide to studying in Canada, and listings of universities
For Canada, the equivalent of US News rankings
EUNICAS: European University Central Application Support Service
For programs in Europe, especially those taught in English
Rankings by subject areas, helpful articles
The Times of London worldwide rankings site
Application system for over 700 colleges
University of California: Freshman Application Tips and Tools for California Students
Application system for all UK universities
SAT, SAT Subject Tests, Khan Academy free online prep, and practice tests
The Compass Guide to College Admission Testing
Compass Education Group SAT Subject Test Requirements and Recommendations
Test of English as a Foreign Language
International English Language Test
Apply for federal financial aid
CSS / Financial Aid PROFILE
See College Board website. Form required by many institutions for need-based financial aid.
Connected with FAFSA