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Resources for College-Bound Students

General college information

UC and CSU admission requirements: High school course requirements for the state universities.
Princeton Review: A wealth of college information
College Board: The SAT test plus testing and college preparation information
ACT: The ACT test and other resources
Federal Student Aid: A financial aid site for students, parents, and counselors
FinAid: Student aid resource site
The College Solution: A blog by Lynn O’Shaughnessy, an author, consultant and speaker who is a nationally recognized college expert.

College rankings

Top 100 National Universities: Compiled by U.S. News & World Report

Virtual tours

eCampusTours.com: Virtual campus tours of over 1,200 college campuses
CampusTours: A gateway to online campus tours
Collegiate Choice: Non-promotional videos of colleges

What are my chances at this school?

Get Your Chances of Admissions: Quantify your chances of getting into a specific college
College Chances: Predict your admission chances to 1,700 colleges and universities
Match, Reach and Safety Schools: Refine your list of school choices

Testing calendars

SAT Calendar: SAT test dates and registration deadlines
ACT Calendar: Current ACT test dates

About the different tests

PSAT: Preliminary SAT and the National Merit Scholar Qualifying Test
SAT: College admissions test accepted by nearly every college in the U.S.
SAT Subject Tests: Measures knowledge or skills in specific subject areas
ACT: Used for college admissions; an alternative to the SAT
AP: Information about Advanced Placement testing

Test prep resources

Coach: Test prep resources presented by Triumph Learning
ACT Online Prep School Edition: Online registration and prep for ACT
Eureka One on One Review: Take a practice SAT or ACT
vocabulary.com: Fun ways to improve your vocabulary
admissiontests.org: Test prep resources
Kaplan: Free online resources available for SAT, ACT and PSAT prep

Search for colleges

National Center for Education Statistics: Links and searches to colleges and universities
U.S. University Directory: Profiles of state universities and other colleges by state
University of Phoenix: Links and searches to all Phoenix campuses by state
Peterson’s: Find colleges by degree programs of interest

Reading lists for students

Young Adult Library Services Association: Outstanding books for the college bound

Online education links

University of Phoenix Online: Degree and program information
American Intercontinental University (AIU) Online: Earn a degree online
DeVry University: Technical programs available
Jones International University: Specializing in business and computer courses

Two-year college resources

Community College Review: Profiles of community and junior colleges
League for Innovation in Community Colleges: International consortium of community colleges
American Association of Community Colleges: State-by-state information on community colleges

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