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American College Testing (ACT) - ACT, Inc., is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides more than a hundred assessment, research, information, and program management services in the broad areas of educational planning, career planning, and workforce development.   There are resources here for both students and parents.

Campus Tours - Hundreds of on-line tours throughout the United States

Colleges That Change Lives, Inc. (CTCL) - A non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process. We support 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. 

The College Board - The college board’s aim is to facilitate the student transition to higher education. The organization is a nationally recognized source of essential programs, services, and information in the areas of assessment, guidance, admission, placement, financial aid, curriculum, and research. Also includes SAT online registration!

Common App Ready: A "how to" for the Common Application. Please view before trying to fill out the Common Application.

The Common Application - The Common Application is accepted by 391 selective colleges and universities. The process allows for students to complete one application, photocopy the form and send the form to participating colleges and universities.  You may complete the application online, download and mail a paper copy or apply online. - Named "the world's premier application essay editing service" by The New York Times, EssayEdge's professional, Harvard-educated editors offer critiques and proofing; they also provide superior editing, giving you an edge in the college and graduate school application process. The site also offers sample essays and tips, and teachers can download free essay help packets in the teacher section.

Ivy Success - Strategies for admission to the most competitive colleges.

My College Guide - Get information on colleges via the college search page; create a profile of yourself to send to college; ask questions of their admissions expert; get information about paying for college; read a collection of article about college and the admission process.

Naviance - A comprehensive college and career readiness solution for middle and high schools that helps align student strengths and interests to post-secondary goals, and improve student outcomes.

Peterson's Education Center - Wonderful site for picking a college, distance learning, career planning.

The Princeton Review - The Princeton Review offers students a wealth of free and unique resources. Through special student programs and this informative and comprehensive internet site, students can gather information about tests, admissions, internships, and career programs.

Ready Set Go - This site was designed to help you figure out what steps you need to take to finish high school, go to college and get on track for a successful future. It may seem complicated, but if you start early and stay focused, it can happen. - Find scholarships, explore colleges, get admissions tips, and explore resources for parents on this web site maintained by Gen and Kelly Tanabe, two recent Harvard graduates.

U.S. News Colleges & Careers Center - Discover hot jobs, find college, compare ratings, prep for admissions tests, financial aid, survive freshman year, study abroad. To get at-a-glance comparisons of up to four schools, use the College Comparison Worksheet.