Resources

General

College Navigator provides general facts and figures about colleges

FairTest identifies colleges that do not require ACT or SAT for admissions

Niche college reviews submitted by students and parents

Colleges of Distinctions takes a nice look at some hidden gems

CollegeXpress offers a variety of scholarships and college search tools

Colleges that Change Lives reviews a group of colleges that have a strong student focus

SAT homepage for testing

ACT homepage for testing

ACTTeenLife wonderful resource for enrichment programs, summer and gap year programming, community service, etc.

NCAA provides information on athletics

GLSEN works to insure a safe school

environment for all students

Campus Pride Index helps LGBTQ students and families search for inclusive campuses

Consortium of High Education resource for LGBTQ students around the world

PFLAG great resource of support for LGBTQ students and their families

Guide Books

Fiske Guide to Colleges by Edward Fiske
The Best 384 Colleges by The Princeton Review
The Complete Book of Colleges by The Princeton Review

Financial Aid Resources

FAFSA site for applying for all federal aid

FAFSA4Caster allows families to calculate their Estimated Family Contribution(EFC)

Edvisors offers information on how to plan and pay for college

College Raptor students can search for good fit colleges based on many factors, including financial needs

Tutoring and Essay Help

Khan Academy excellent source of academic support for almost any subject

College Essay Guy awesome resource

WOW Writing Workshop good resource for the essay writing process