COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS and GETTING INTO COLLEGE
Student website for the ACT exam. Site features registration information, practice questions, and college and career planning.
Information regarding the SAT exam: registration, scores, preparatory exams
The editors of the American Heritage® dictionaries have compiled a list of 100 words they recommend every high school graduate should know.
"The words we suggest," says senior editor Steven Kleinedler, "are not meant to be exhaustive but are a benchmark against which graduates and their parents can measure themselves. If you are able to use these words correctly, you are likely to have a superior command of the language."
EXPLORING WHERE TO GO TO COLLEGE
PAYING FOR COLLEGE
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
This site will help you complete the application needed to receive financial assistance for college.
Comprehensive site dedicated to providing objective guidance on financial aid to students and parents.
Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
Many colleges and universities have adapted a shopping sheet that provides personalized information on financial aid and net costs as well as general information on institutional outcomes — all in a standardized format. This tool provides an easy way to make clear comparisons among financial aid offers from different schools.
Net Price Calculator Center
The Net Price Calculator Center provides an easy tool to allow students and families to enter information about themselves and find out the net price of any given college- that is, the price after subtracting the scholarships and grants a student are likely to receive.
Affordable Colleges Online
This guidebook shows students and their families that although the cost of higher education is constantly rising, there are ways to go to school without borrowing money.
Navigate the financial aid process and make informed decisions about paying for college. This website provides straightforward and easy-to-understand information about planning and paying for college. The site combines content and interactive tools from several Department of Education websites.
Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step in accessing the more than $150 billion available in federal student aid.
College Board Opportunity Scholarship
Millions in Scholarships, Thousands of $500 Winners. The College Board Opportunity Scholarships offer nearly $5 million each year to reward your efforts to plan and pay for college. The program is currently open to the class of 2022.