College Bound Resources

College Answer
Sallie Mae, a leading financial aid lender, offers comprehensive information on college planning and loan preparation process, as well as interactive tools to analyze your financial opportunities.

College Board
Authoritative resource for information and tools on finding a college, the admissions process, and financial aid for students, parents, and professionals.
A U.S. Department of Education and student-collaborative site with information and resources about planning, preparing and paying for education beyond high school. Guides and videos provide insight and advice from real college students and graduates.

Customizable online resource to help students and their families select a college, apply online for admission, and plan to finance higher education in private and public colleges and universities within Massachusetts. Free registration.

National Application Center
Provides guidelines, search tools, and online applications for students and their families, as well as professional tools for counselors and admissions officers, to help them through the college and career preparation process

Comprehensive and reliable information on finding compatible college and graduate schools, the admission process, test preparation, and scholarsips.

Student Gateway to the U.S. Government
One-stop directory to government information and resources for college students and their families

College Planning Websites

Adventures in Education (AIE)
College planning resources, financial aid information, career guidance, and money management tips for students and families. College Admissions
Advice and resources on the college admissions and application process, student success, and the transition from high school to college from a former college admissions guide and English professor.

Provides middle schoolers to adults extensive information on the value of continuing education after high school, how to prepare for college, the myths vs. realities about college and the availability of financial aid for college.

Mapping Your Future
Resources for students and families, including career selection, early awareness, college planning, and money management tools

College, career, and life planning guides for high school students, counselors, and parents to help them plan
their futures.

Preparing for Your Education
Financial guidance, practical tips, and student timeline and planner for elementary students through college graduates preparing for education beyond high school.

Test Preparation

4 Tests
Study guides and free online practice tests for the ACT, AP, CLEP, GED, SAT, and more

The Act Assessment
Provides test information, preparation booklets, and practice tests for ACT, a high-school test assessing students’ ability to complete college-level work

College Board Tests: SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, AP, CLEP
Complete information—descriptions, exam dates, fees, as well as preparation tips, practice guides, and further resources—are availbable for these four College Board tests

General Education Development (GED) Testing Service
Official site for the GED, an academic skills test for those lacking a high school diploma. See who can take it and how. Has sections for education professionals as well as disabled and non-English speaking testtakers.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
Prepare for the GRE—one of the primary exams for graduate school admission in the United States

Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)
Information and test preparation tips about the GMAT, an MBA program admissions exam used by business schools to measure basic verbal, quantitative, and writing skills

Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
Test information, dates, locations, and preparation materials for the LSAT, a required law school admissions test measuring reading and verbal reasoning skills

Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
Test information, dates, locations, and preparation materials for the MCAT, a standardized exam required by most U.S. medical schools assessing problem solving, critical thinking, writing skills and science

Free online test preparation exams for the SAT, ACT, and GRE

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Official website providing English proficiency testing services for international students planning to study in the United States, Canada, or other countries where English is the academic language.

Searching for the Right School

Cappex AND Zinch
Free online matchmaking sites that connect students with schools and scholarships based on in-depth student-created profiles.

College Finder
Search by name, college type, location, size, cost, campus life, and academics or try the College Matching Wizard to explore the advantages/disadvantages and definitions of various factors affecting the college selection process

College Navigator
Search over 9,000 U.S. colleges and universities by location, program, and degree offerings for the latest and most detailed school information, including Campus Crime Statistics, Accreditation of the School, and Title IV Participation

Colleges That Change Lives
Profiles forty lesser-known U.S. colleges and universities that take a more personal and communal approach to postsecondary education

My College Options
Free college planning service that allows students to create an online college and career profile used to match them with a college that meets their needs and interests.
Get the inside scoop on the college experience with up-to-date articles, reviews, rankings, forums and videos from current students and professors.

U. S. News and World Report: Best Colleges
Browse exclusive rankings of 1,400 schools, search for the perfect college, and read helpful articles on the admissions process and paying for college.

College Admission Blogs

The Admission Game
Advice from educational advocate and author on improving your test scores, applying for college, and college admissions interviews

Admission Hook
Sample essays, essay-writing tips, and professional advice for students applying to college

Allen’s College Admissions Blog
Advice and resources on the college admissions and application process college from a former college admissions guide and English professor

The Choice
New York Times writers demystify college admissions and aid

Get Into College Blog
Expert advice on how to get into college from a professional NYC college counselor

Jeannie’s FYI College Admissions Blog
Acclaimed educational counselor experienced advice on all aspects of the college admissions process

Not Your Average Admissions Blog
Dean of Admissions from George Mason University shares the ins and outs of the admission process

Omniac Education Blog
Resource for students or parents who need advice on exams, the college admissions process, or how to write a college essay


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