Admissions testing and test prep:
- collegeboard.org – lots of information and test prep software
- act.org – information regarding the ACT
- http://www.freetestprep.com – site offers free tip sheets, practice and flash cards, to prepare for the SAT or ACT
- http://www.testprep.com – free downloadable software to help study for the SAT
- undergradzone.com – resource website for test prep and financial aid
- braintrack.com – a comprehensive list of the world’s universities and colleges as well as other resources.
- fairtest.com – a comprehensive list (and growing) of all of the colleges and universities that are not requiring either ACT or SAT scores for college admissions.
- https://apps.collegeboard.com/search/advhome.jsp – offers a program where you tell the site what you are looking for in a college and it gives you a list of colleges that match your criteria.
- https://cnsearch.collegenet.com/cgi-bin/CN/index – a searchable data base of colleges, scholarship opportunities, and academic resources.
- https://www.collegeportraits.org – a source of basic, comparable information about public colleges and institutions presented in a user-friendly format.
- collegeview.com – exam more than 3800 schools to find the one that is right for you. Take a virtual campus tour.
- https:///www.noodle.org – created by the founder of the Princeton Review, a great source for secondary and post- secondary planning.
- http://profileonline-collegeboard.com/index.jsp – CSS Profile. (required by many private colleges)
- http://netpricecalculator.collegeboard.org – tool that families can use to estimate their net price to attend a particular college or university.
- ed.gov/studentaid – Federal student financial aid information.
- fafsa.ed.gov – FAFSA form and information.
- finaid.org – The SmartStudent Guide to Financial aid, is the most comprehensive free resource for objective and unbiased information, advice and tools.
Free Scholarship Search Service:
Don’t get ripped off. There are scholarship scams out there, praying on students and families. If it sounds too good to be true, it is. The following sites are legitimate, free sites for students and parents seeking financial aid support. If you have any questions about a scholarship, call me.
- fastweb.com – free search for you. Please sign up for a new email address, either through Gmail or Hotmail, dedicated solely to receiving information from Fastweb, before completing their online application.
- scholarship.com – free scholarship search.
- raise.me – Students fill in form with academic, extra-curricular and volunteer information. This site will then tabulate a dollar amount of free money they should expect from the college.
- zinch.com – Free scholarship search.