This section contains a collection of resources for students preparing and applying to college. Resources include assistance for first generation college students, information on vocational training programs, and self-discovery surveys to help identify college needs and desires.
CampusCompare is a comprehensive online resource for college-bound students searching for the school that is right for them. CampusCompare offers data on a range of topics including academics, campus life, athletics, college trends, financial aid, scholarships allowing you to search, compare and connect with schools in one all-inclusive site that features a number of fun and interactive tools.
The College Board promotes excellence and equity in education through programs for K–12 and higher education institutions, and by providing students a path to college opportunities, including financial support and scholarships. You will find resources geared towards the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators, schools and colleges.
The following is a collection of resources for students preparing and applying for college and beyond. To overcome obstacles, like paying for college or choosing a major or career focus, there are many resources available to help you make the right decision and take the steps needed to succeed.
College Grazing offers interactive self-discovery surveys to help you identify your college needs and desires. Based on the premise that self-awareness will lead to better college decisions, College Grazing offers immediate feedback about your college preferences, readiness, characteristics and much more.
College Prep Expert
This article outlines the problem with traditional high school guidance counseling (limited resources and time) and offers solutions on how to fix the issue.
First in the Family
First in the Family invites you to explore and download the materials presented here. Use these handouts, videos, and books with students who seek to put and keep college in their sites. The work spans many fields, they have a deep commitment to college access and success for low-income students.
Frugal Dad is a great resource to find information on how to pay for college, how to do financial planning for college, and a great database of affordable college options.
My College Options
My College Options is a free service that provides students with the opportunity to create a personal online college and career planning profile. Students can match their individual needs, talents, abilities, goals and interests with the offerings of 3,500+ accredited post-secondary institutions across the United States.
Online College Courses
The project is a free and comprehensive resource that is a collection of open college course that spans videos, audio lectures, and notes given by professors at Harvard, Princeton, MIT and other colleges. They offer highly relevant courses such as iPhone Application Development from Stanford and Cyber Humor from Oxford. This resource is for those looking to explore additional educational topics and to see what college level course has to offer.
Personal loans is the definitive guide to exploring loan options for college and providing information on how to choose the right loan for your needs. It goes beyond the basics in the realm of loans.
This site provides a wealth of information and data on post-secondary education, from certificate programs, to undergraduate, to PhD programs. They not only provide a catalogue of relevant programs by programs and locations, but also provide data and statistics on where the most programs are located and how many programs of this kind are available on line.
School Family provides and extensive College Prep Guide that can be provided by educators to w help family’s navigate the years leading up to college applications and enrollment decisions with less stress.
Test Taking Tips
Test Taking Tips includes insightful strategies to use when studying and taking tests.
Proprofs is a website dedicated to assisting students with SAT preparation. The site has reading, writing, and math practice tests and study guides for students to utilize.
College Application Assistance
Cal Soap shares a College Corner for students that need assistance with applying to college. They include a step by step process on their website along with some tips for success. To make things even better, Cal Soap presents scholarships for California colleges and Universities.