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College Board


Students planning to apply to college and teachers who want to help them do well on the SAT should visit this site to learn more about the test, take practice tests, find out about upcoming dates and locations, and register for the test.

Mapping Your Future


Having trouble narrowing down your choice of potential colleges? Mapping Your Future might be able to help, with its 10 Steps to Selecting a College. You can also receive counseling on financial aid packages and what you can afford here. Great place for parents and students to start planning for the college years.



Former home of the College Television Network, this site is dedicated to covering lifestyle-oriented programming and experiences that tap into the fabric of the college audience, the trends, the culture, and the issues relevant to their lives. mtvU is the largest television network just for college students; it broadcasts to more than 720 colleges across the country, with a combined enrollment of 5.5 million.

Petersons.com: The College Channel


A resource of online course offerings from colleges and universities nationwide. Find out what courses and degrees are available online, or search by institution. Then request scholarship information online, too. Educators can find out more about distance learning, how to develop an online curriculum, and how to market such offerings to students.

Princeton Review Rankings


This complete ranking of colleges provides feedback on various colleges' overall educational program. You enter the college name and receive a ranking report.



Xap is a full-featured college- selection and financial aid center that assists high school student and their parents and counselors weave their way through the college selection and financial assistance process, and even through career planning. Xap gets its edge by partnering directly with associations and institutions of higher learning to develop regional, university-approved mentor websites. Mentor sites use the Internet to guide students through the comparison, selection, admission, and financial aid stages of preparing for college. The site is attractive, easy to navigate, packed with useful tools, and well deserving of our Best of the Best award.

Financial Aid and Scholarships



Compare student loans online to find the best deal for you. After completing the online application, you will be provided with 12 loan programs that meet your criteria. After you've selected one, you can complete the loan application online, too. This one-stop approach to student loans makes this site an easy choice for the Best of the Best designation.



A huge site with information about applying to college and financing it. You can locate scholarships; calculate what you'll need to attend; learn about other ways to finance your studies, such as military service; and download financial aid application forms.

The Princeton Review


One-stop information and resource center for helping students research institutes of higher education, prepare for entrance, explore financing options, and apply for admission and financial aid. Also provides services for colleges and universities to help in recruiting top students and services for businesses to locate qualified college graduates. High school counselors of college-bound students will want to check out this site as well.

Student Financial Assistance


SFA is one of the largest sources of student aid in America, providing more than $40 billion a year in grants, loans, and work-study assistance. Here, you'll find help for every stage of the financial aid process, whether you're in school or out of school. If you or your child is planning on attending college, this should be one of your first stops.

Graduate Schools



A site devoted to helping students get into and successfully completing a graduate school program, with help for taking graduate entrance exams, studying, and securing financial aid. Comprehensive and easy to navigate.

Kaplan Online


As far as testing goes, this site holds the top online spot for information and service. Good site if you are in admissions counseling, student services, advising, or if you're trying to find some good information on graduate school testing for yourself. You can shop for and order test preparation books and software from this site.



Peterson's site features the capability to search specific programs and also offers links to the Access Group, as well as test preparation tips. The online store contains hundreds of Peterson's titles.

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Last Update: November 17, 2020