ONLINE COLLEGE SEARCH
For students who are starting their college searches, several websites offer one-stop shops that include searchable databases of college information, test preparation aids, virtual tours, and online applications. Here are some of the leading sites and some of the additional features they contain:
THE COLLEGE BOARD
www.collegeboard.com Features online registration for the SAT and help with essay preparation. An outstanding addition is www.myroad.com, the College Board’s most comprehensive and integrative online solution for exploring and targeting colleges, college majors and careers. This internet site is an outstanding tool to use in your college search and is free to students who take the PSAT.
www.petersons.com Includes a personal organizer, practice tests for the SAT and ACT, and discussion groups.
www.xap.com Gives students a head start on the admissions process, starting in eighth grade, by leading them through questions about high school courses and the types of colleges they would like to attend.
HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES
www.Hbcuconnect.com Site is hosted by Columbia University. Includes information and resources related to HBCUs and links to the colleges’ web sites.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
FAFSA on the Web: www.fafsa.gov Online version of the federal financial aid form.
FASTWEB: www.fastweb.com A database of scholarships and grants.
Financial Aid Facts: www.finaidfacts.org Comprehensive financial aid web site.
WESTERN UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE
www.wiche.edu Students in western states may enroll in many four-year out of state public universities at a reduced tuition rate: 150 percent of the institution’s regular resident tuition.
www.collegeboard.com Register for SAT Reasoning and Subject Tests
www.act.org Register for the ACT