Testing Websites 

The College Board - The College Board is a not-for-profit examination board that manages the SAT, SAT Subject Tests, PSAT/MSQT, and advanced placements (AP) tests and programs.  The CSS/Financial Profile, a financial aid application that many institutions use in determining family contribution and financial assistance packages is available on this site.

ACT - The ACT test is a non-for-profit organization that offers a college entrance exam.  It assesses the general educational development and the student’s ability to complete college-level work.  There are four skill areas:  English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science.

Fair Test - Fair Test provides a list of colleges and universities that do not require the SATs.

 

 

College Search Websites

 

Big Future -  powered by the College Board college search step-by-step

National Center for Education Statistics - National Center for Education Statistics U.S. Department of Education

College Xpress -  College lists with a different perspective.  Lists and Rankings, Scholarships, Summer programs, college searches, and scholarships. 

College Prowler -  Campus reality guide for students by students

NCAA - The official site of the National Collegiate Athletic Association

The Common Application -  The Common Application provides online versions of the first-year and transfer applications for 488 colleges, both private and public.

Princeton Review

 

 

Financial Aid Related Websites

 

FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid – complete the application online.

FastWeb – One of the largest free scholarship search sites.  Database of 1.5 millions scholarships.

FinAid – National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators for general information and links to numerous sites. 

 

Books

The Fiske Guide to Colleges  - “Hip and straightforward, this leading guide describes the academic climates as well as the social and extracurricular scenes at the "best and most interesting" schools in North America.”

The Insider’s Guide to the Colleges - Researched by students for students to give the inside scoop on colleges

K & W Guide to Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities or Attention Deficit Disorder - 338 colleges are profiled.  Gives very specific information to assist in the college process for students with learning disabilities

College Handbook by the College Board - “Fast, easy way to narrow a college search. This comprehensive guide speeds you straight to the latest details on more than 3,600 colleges and universities--entrance requirements, class sizes, costs, financial aid, housing, majors, and much more”

Profiles of American Colleges (Barron’s) - Information of more than 1650 colleges throughout the U.S.

The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College - Documents actual applicants and actual admissions officers and demystifies the college admission process.

A is for Admissions: The Ultimate Insider's Guide to Getting Into The Ivy League and Other Top Colleges - The inside story from an Ivy League admissions officer formerly from Dartmouth.  Shares how highly selective colleges really make their decisions..

Colleges That Change Lives - 40 Colleges and Universities that really change lives

 

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