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  • Big Future- The College Board's Big Future allows you to research school by name, location or will give you matches based on a brief quiz.
  • Campus Tours- View thousands of virtual campus tours and maps.
  • Christian College Guide- Search for Christian Colleges by affiliation, size, location, athletics and major. 
  • College Confidential- Search for colleges based on every criteria imaginable.
  • Colleges That Change Lives- CTCL is a non-profit organization with the goal of each student finding a college that develops a lifelong love of learning and provides the foundation for a successful and fulfilling life beyond college.
  • Green Colleges-  The Top 50 Green Colleges, plus reported sustainability information from over 300 more schools. 
  • International Study Abroad Program- Research study abroad programs.
  • MatchCollege- Find information on housing, financial aid, tuition, admission, athletics, current events and more for over 6,000 schools.
  • Online Degrees- Search for schools offering online degrees by degree offered or by subject area.
  • Unigo- Find colleges that meet the atmosphere and culture you are looking for by searching student reviews and browsing their unique and funny ranking lists. 
  • US Network for Education Information- Find out information about attending universities in other countries.
  • US News and World Reports College Rankings- Get exclusive rankings of 1,600 schools. They also have tools to search for your perfect fit and details on scholarships, loans, and grants.
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  • Learning Express Library- This database offers practice tests and preparation tools on a variety of tests such as the SAT, ACT, AP, CLEP and more.
  • Job and Career Accelorator- Find internships, explore colleges and technical schools by major and location, and research careers.
Recommended Books
Testing Apps

Daily Practice SAT from the College Board- Apple Store / Google Play
Practice with the question of the day or access an archive of previous questions organized by difficulty level. The app will also track stats so you can see your improvement over time. 

 

 

SAT Vocab by MindSnacks- Apple Store

Rated by Apple as one of the best educational apps of 2011, MindSnacks is a free app for iOS devices featuring 9 addictive games designed to build essential SAT, PSAT & GRE vocabulary.

 

Math Brain Booster- Apple Store

Math Brain Booster improves your attention span, reaction time, and mental sharpness by challenging you to solve different arithmetical tasks within a time limit. It’s fun, streamlined, and very effective for standardized test prep.

 

Magoosh ACT FlashcardsApple Store / Google Play

ACT Flashcards designed by experts on the test and updated for the latest content on the ACT. They cover the essential English, math, and science knowledge students need to know and are a confidence-boosting supplement to practice questions. 

 

 

  • FAFSA- Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid in order to be eligible for student aid.
  • College Savings Calculator- Use this handy calculator to determine how much you could or should be saving to meet college expenses, and how to maximize your savings efforts.
  • FedMoney- FedMoney.org is the most comprehensive free full-text online resource on all U.S. government grants and student financial aid programs.
  • College Scholarships- Browse scholarships using several criteria including sports, minority, subject or by state. No registration required.

Scholarships Fellowships and Loans by Gale (ebook)- Provides comprehensive information on sources of education-related financial aid sponsored and administered by private organizations and companies. Covers a variety of programs in all educational areas, including area and ethnic studies, business, computer science, education, liberal arts, medicine, physical sciences, theology and religion, and more. Intended for students and others interested in education funding.

Peterson's How to Get Money for CollegeA directory of billions of dollars in financial aid includes federal grants, work-study programs, gift aid, and athletic awards, all available from more than 2,100 four-year colleges, as well as an overview of the financial-aid process, indexes and state-by-state listings of public scholarships and grants.

 

The Student Athlete's Guide to Getting Recruited by Stewart BrownThis book addresses how to get recruited by top colleges and universities and also how to excel academically in both high school and college to ensure a successful career as a student-athlete. Offering insider information, this guidebook for getting scholarship money also provides tips for understanding the complicated NCAA recruiting rules, information on what colleges really want from athletes in their programs, and the transition from high school to college athletics.

Image result for getting financial aid college boardGetting Financial Aid by The College BoardDescribes the financial aid opportunities at over three thousand two- and four-year colleges, universities, and technical schools, accompanied by a planning calendar, worksheets, itemized charts, and cost-saving tips.

 

 

The Ultimate Scholarship Book by Kelly TanabeInformation on thousands of scholarships, grants, and prizes indexed by career goal, major, academics, public service, talent, athletics, religion, ethnicity, and more. Includes information on how to complete the application process, including eligibility requirements, how to obtain an application, how to get more information about each award, sponsor website listings, award amounts, and key deadlines.

Scholarship Handbook by College Board StaffScholarships, grants, internships, and loans for undergraduate and graduate students.