College Planning, Selection & Admissions
Adventures in Education This site is packed with resources to assist students, parents and high school personnel with all phases of the college planning process. AIE includes information on FAFSA, a searchable database of scholarships, a state-by-state listing of educational resources, a free weekly newsletter, test preparation guides, details on the college admissions process, planning timetables for middle school and high school students, and many other exceptional and informative resources.
American Education Service Education Planner Find information on all aspects of the college and career planning process, including planning timelines, college selection tips and comparison guides, resume-building tools and many more useful features.
Common Application Established in 1975, the Common Application membership association currently provides First-Year and Transfer undergraduate program applications for over 300 higher educational institutions.
Mapping Your Future This site's extensive content includes thousands of links to online resources on college selection, vocational/career guidance, ACT/SAT preparation, financial aid, scholarships, and money management, among others.
National Association for College Admission Counseling- "Steps to College" newsletter This newsletter includes some helpful college planning tips, pointers, and information.
National Center for Education Statistics - College Navigator Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Science, the National Center for Education Statistics' College Navigator is a powerful search tool for locating colleges throughout the U.S. Searches may be expanded or limited by level of award (Certificate, Bachelors, Associate, Advanced), Institution Type (Public, Private, 4-year, 2-year or less), or within a certain number of miles from a specific zip code.
Sallie Mae CollegeAnswer Sponsored by Sallie Mae, the company that provides federally guaranteed students loans, the College Answer site includes scholarship search options, interactive tools for calculating affordability, and pointers on college preparation.
Sourcebooks College This site's features extensive-and free-online content on all aspects of the college planning and admissions process, including essay-writing tips, financial aid, scholarship, and tuition assistance information, standardized test preparation, and many other useful topics for aspiring college students and their parents.
Students Helping Students This unique site includes article and guides written by college students and graduates for those charting a course for higher education.
Students.gov The U.S. government's official website contains a wealth of information for students and their parents on all aspects of the college search process.
U.S. College Search With over 9,000 U.S. colleges and universities in its database, this college search portal also includes an occupation guide and a section on financing higher education.