College Counseling

Links and Resources

College and Career Search Websites

ACT - College and Career Planning

Association of Jesuit Colleges & Universities - Jesuit College & University College search tool and map

Big Future - College Board’s College Planning website

College Majors 101 - Learn about 100+ majors

Colleges that Change Lives - Links and information on 44 colleges that encourage character development and holistic education

FairTest - Find a list of schools that do not use the SAT or ACT for admitting substantial numbers of students into Bachelor Degree Programs

National Association for College Admission Counseling - Student and Parent Resources for Breaking Down the College Admission Process

National Catholic College and Admission Association - Search tool for Catholic Colleges and Universities; includes resources for preparing for college

Test Registration and Test Prep Websites

ACT - ACT test registration and test prep

College Board - SAT and SAT Subject Tests registration and test prep

Number2 - Online test preparation courses for SAT and ACT

KhanAcademy - Download a real, full-length SAT practice test

Erik the Red - SAT Facts and Formulas for Math and Physics and ACT Math Facts

Shmoop - Drills, practice tests, and videos for ACT, SAT, PSAT, and AP exams (stop in the library or college counseling to obtain the password for setting up a free account)

Varsity Tutors - Practice tests, learn by concept, flashcards, and question of the day for ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests, PSAT, AP Subjects

Financial Aid Resources

FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid - Complete the FAFSA to apply for federal student aid – you must complete a FAFSA for each college bound student.

FAFSA ID - Create ID to use with FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid Profile - An online application that collects information used by certain colleges to award institutional aid funds

FinAid - The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid

Fastweb - Largest database of scholarships and grants available online

College Now - Provides Greater Cleveland students with guidance and access to funds to prepare for and graduate from college

Other Important Sites

Common Application - The Common Application-an application accepted by over 500 colleges and universities

NCAA Eligibility Center - Use the tab for NCAA College-Bound Student-Athletes to find the tools and information you need to begin your college experience, complete your registration for eligibility and learn more about the NCAA, its athletic divisions, its sports and other information.