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College Resources

ACT act.org
(SAT) College Board Develops & Administers standardized tests, i.e. SAT, SAT Subject tests, PSAT/NMSQT, AP and CLAP, and Spring Board collegeboard.org
Campus Tours campustours.com
Common Application An undergraduate college admission application with 731-member college and universities around the world. commonapp.org
CSS/PROFILE The College Board’s online application that collects information used by colleges to award financial aid. cssprofile.collegeboard.org
FAFSA Free Application for Federal Financial Aid is a form prepared annually by college students to determine eligibility for financial aid. fafsa.ed.gov
FastWeb fastWeb.com
Federal Student Aid An office of the U.S. Department of Education, and is the largest provider of student financial aid in the United States. studentaid.gov
The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid A free comprehensive resource for objective and unbiased student financial aid information. finaid.org
IELTS International English Language Testing System –

International standardized test for English proficiency for non-native English language speakers, accepted by Australian, British, Canadian colleges

Kaplan’s Test Prep kaptest.com
NCAA National Collegiate Athletic Association ncaa.com
NICHE College Ranking and Review Service colleges.niche.com
Peterson’s Services include test preparation and career exploration tools, and scholarship search petersons.com
The Princeton Review princetonreview.com
PSAT collegeboard.org/student/testing/psat/about.html
PTE Pearson Test of English Academic – English language test for non-native English speakers  pearsonpte.com
TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language – Internet-based standardized test to measure the English language ability of non-native speakers, primarily used by the U.S., Canada, France & Germany ets.org/toefl
Universal College Application Newer, less popular, but comparable to the Common Application universalcollegeapp.com
U.S. News & World Report U.S. National University Rankings service https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/rankings/national-universities 
U.S. News & World Report National Liberal Arts College Ranking https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/rankings/national-liberal-arts-colleges


How-To-Books and General College Guide Books

*The College Admissions Mystique Insightful and original, offers suggestions on how to conduct a college search proceed efficiently through the admissions process Bill Mayher
Playing the Selective College Admissions Game Richard Moll
The Insider’s Guide to the Colleges The Yale Daily News
*The Fiske Guide to Colleges Authoritative source of over 300 four-year colleges, with quotes by real students, plus detailed and candid stories. Edward B. Fiske
The Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College
Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges A leading directory among high school guidance counselors Barron’s Educational Series
College Admissions Data Sourcebook Essentially a book of lists to see where students get in and fit in Wintergreen Orchard House
The College Handbook The only guide that contains objective information on every accredited college in the United States The College Board
The K&W Guide to Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities 350 colleges with programs or services for students with ADHD or Learning Disabilities The Princeton Review


Test Prep Services

Kaplan Test Prep kaplan.com
The Princeton Review Test Prep princetonreview.com
Test Master Test Prep testmasters.net
Khan Academy Free subject content khanacademy.org
ExamKrackers Comprehensive MCAT & LSAT Tesp Preparation examkrackers.com


Pre-College Competitions

Regeneron (formerly Intel) Science Talent Search Considered by many the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors https://student.societyforscience.org/regeneron-sts
Google Science Fair   https://www.googlesciencefair.com/en/competition/events
Siemens Competition One of the nation’s premier science research competitions for high school students https://siemenscompetition.discoveryeducation.com/ 
U.S. Physics Team (Olympiad) A competition for high school students to represent the United States at the International Physics Olympiad Competition.  https://www.aapt.org/physicsteam/2017/
USA Mathematical Olympiad The American Mathematics Competitions are a series of examinations and curriculum materials that build problem-solving skills and mathematical knowledge in middle and high school students https://www.maa.org/math-competitions
Congressional Art Competition The Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district.  https://www.house.gov/content/educate/art_competition/