Here are some resources to help you with your college search, scholarships, test prep and gap year planning.
- The College Search
- Virtual Tours of College Campuses
- Scholarships and Financial Aid
- Test Prep
The College Search
BIG FUTURE Extensive and free college search website sponsored by The College Board. https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/college-search
COLLEGE NAVIGATOR Use this free search engine help you locate schools within a certain geographical location. Sponsored by the US Department of Education. http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator
A COLLEGIATE’S GUIDE TO LIFE On-line community for college women offering advice and insight on life at American colleges and universities. http://www.hercampus.com
COLLEGE PROWLER College Reviews for Students by Students. https://colleges.niche.com/
PETERSON’S: FIND A COLLEGE THAT IS THE BEST FIT FOR YOU Free search engine that generates schools according to your academic interests and location. Great tool when you first are getting started in in your search. http://www.petersons.com/college-search.aspx
Virtual Campus Tours
CampusTours Virtual interactive award-winning tours of American colleges and universities. Offering 360 degree panoramic views of campus interiors and grounds. Campustours.com
ECAMPUSTOURS Virtual tours of over 1300 campuses. Includes information about scholarships and college planning. Requires logging in with a student profile. http://www.ecampustours.com
Youniversitytv Take a 6-minute virtual tour of individual colleges. Each tour features a school’s most important qualities. http://Youniversitytv.com
CampusReel is the only College review website with Campus & Dorm video reviews and video walkthroughs from real students. http://campusreel.org
Scholarships and Financial Aid
FAFSA EXPENSE ESTIMATOR Enter basic information and learn if you are eligible for federal financial aid.
FASTWEB Great resource in finding scholarships with a huge scholarship data base. FREE and easy to use.
MAPPING YOUR FUTURE Seven calculators to help you manage your unique financial situation. Includes a student loan repayment calculator.
SALLIE MAE Easy to use search engine for scholarships based on your profile. But be prepared to get Sallie Mae’s credit card information too.
SCHOLARSHIPS Another search engine for scholarships based on your profile. Not as easy to use as the two previous sites.
On-line practice tests and content review offered by the ACT standardized test organization. By subscription.
Free on-line SAT prep site with practice problems and videos.
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