Online Resources

College entrance exam preparation

  • ACT
    Students register online for the ACT at this site and gain other helpful information regarding the ACT.
  • College Board
    Students register online for the SAT. This site also provides a "Test Question for the Day," which can help students review for the SAT.
  • The Princeton Review
    This site, provided by the Princeton Review test preparation organization, has an interesting feature that you may want to tell students about. Students can sign up to have a "Word du Jour" e-mailed to them each day! This is a nice way to improve their vocabulary.
    At this site students may complete free practice tests.
  • GoCollege
    Another site that has a section called "test yourself" that provides free practice tests. This is a service of GoCollege and Cliff's.

College search

The following sites offer students the opportunity to search colleges using a variety of criteria (e.g., location, major, size). Several of the sites allow students to save their searches and to build college comparison worksheets.

  • National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)
    The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) is an organization of 9,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education.
  • College Affordability Guide
  • OUR MISSION: to provide clear, correct info and advice on the many options students have to reduce the cost of their degree, and to offer a fresh analysis of which colleges are doing the most to make high-quality education affordable. We analyzed 10,000,000+ data points from 5,000+ degree-granting colleges and universities across the US, looking for the most affordable colleges and degrees. Less than 10% of those schools made it into our rankings.
  • College Board
    The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity.
  • CollegeView
    This Web site is sponsored by Hobsons, a leading provider of educational and careers recruitment solutions. The site provides useful college search tools and advice.
  • GoCollege
    GoCollege's search feature enables students to search for colleges by state and take a virtual tour of any college in the database.
  • Rankings & Guides
    Visit the U.S. News Web site to view their annual college rankings. The site also features a college search function.
  • FastWeb
    FastWeb helps students make the decisions that shape their lives: choosing a college, paying for college, and finding jobs and internships.
  • The Best Colleges


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