College – Tips and Resources

There are SO many tools and resources available to you to find a school that’s the right fit for you! This is just a sampling of what’s out there for you…  

Big Future by Collegeboard  Probably my favorite website to use when researching colleges.  You can search for colleges around the country based on the majors they offer, as well as other factors that are important to you.
Cappex: This site not only gives you access to over 3,000 college profiles, but a comprehensive listing of over $11 BILLION dollars in institutional merit-based scholarships!
Zinch: Create a profile on Zinch – colleges nationwide search those profiles looking for new freshmen. Maybe they’ll find YOU…
U.S. News College Rankings: Search for 4-year or graduate schools – even schools in other countries!
The Princeton Review: They offer SAT and ACT prep work, including practice testing, but the also have a Best Fit College Search that will find out who you are, then match schools to your profile.
Peterson’s: Their Planner can be used two ways – a simple search by college name, or an advanced search that pinpoints what schools fit your needs.
College View: A thorough college search engine is complemented by blogs with articles regarding all things college, as well as scheduled chat sessions attended by schools across the country – ask your questions about a particular school LIVE!
College Confidential: A phenomenal resource for students who are shopping for ANY TYPE of school, financial aid, and career options after high school graduation. The SUPERMATCH search engine for schools is worth the price of admission (which is FREE, by the way)! TONS of information, easy to navigate – including a HUGE forum where students like yourself can work TOGETHER to answer questions and find the info you need to make the right choice! Check it out TODAY!
If you have a disability and know you are going to college, but need some tips about choosing schools and majors, finding accommodations, and even locating special scholarship opportunities, then check out http://www.going-to-college.org/ for lots of great information!

Use all of these tools and you’ll be prepared to choose the school that’s best for you!