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College Directories

America’s Best Colleges
U.S. News has collected data from more than 1,400 colleges to bring you this year’s rankings.

College Board
The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity.

National Center for Education Statistic (NCES)
The National Center for Education Statistic is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations.

Hobson’s CollegeView: Your Career, College, & Financial Aid Solution
http://www.collegeview.com/index.html

My College Guide
http://www.mycollegeguide.org/

The Princeton Review: College & Careers
http://www.princetonreview.com/college/default.asp

Residential Colleges Worldwide
http://collegiateway.org/colleges/

Thomson Peterson’s College & Universities
http://www.petersons.com/ugchannel

U.S. News & World Report: College Rankings
http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/college/cohome.htm



Test Preparation

ACT, Inc. : Student Site for ACT Test Takers
A site where you can register for the test, send your scores, and much more!

College Board: AP ~ About the Advance Placement Program
The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity.

College Board: SAT Preparation Center
SAT Practice – Free and affordable – how would you like to practice?

Free ACT and SAT Prep Online – Quizbank
With ACT or SAT QuizBank and you can:

  • Customize your own quizzes for personalized prep
  • Reduce your anxiety on timed tests
  • Identify areas of weakness—and strength
  • Track your improvement with instant analysis
  • Free Practice Tests & Workshops Online
    Benefit from Kaplan’s admissions expertise by attending a free event! Raise your PSAT, SAT, and/or ACT score and navigate the admissions process. Free full-length practice tests, admissions seminars, and other events are designed to give you a competitive edge in the college admissions process.

    INeedAPencil.com – The Free SAT Prep Program
    INeedAPencil.com is an innovative online SAT preparation program with a mission to significantly raise each student’s SAT scores through the use of interesting learning content, proven testing methods and helpful student tools.

    Kaplan: Test Prep & College Admissions
    Prep Smarter. Score Higher.

    Number2.com: Free Online Test Prep
    Number2.com is the only website that offers students access to comprehensive free online test preparation courses for the SAT, ACT, and GRE.

    The Princeton Review
    The Princeton Review helps students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of their educational careers. By focusing on preparation and practice,they help students improve their performance in the classroom and on standardized tests. Through their website, they aim to help parents, teachers, students and schools navigate the complexities of school admissions.

    Test Prep Review
    Your Source for Free Online Practice Tests

    Thomson Peterson College Bound Test Prep: Free Practice Tests
    Getting familiar with the structure and subjects of standardized tests can help you score high. At this site, you’ll find information about the most common standardized tests for students going to college: SAT, ACT, PSAT, SAT Subject Tests*, AP Exams*, CLEP Tests*, TOEFL, and the GED Test. Use their resources and articles to get prepared.



    Financial Resources

    CollegeBoard.com: Pay for College
    The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity.

    CollegeZone: Financial Aid Programs
    Making college accessible and affordable for all Illinois students.

    FAFSA: Free Application for Student Aid
    Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded financial assistance for education beyond high school.

    FinAid: The Smart Guide to Financial Aid
    FinAid was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service. This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools — on or off the web.

    ED.gov: U.S. Department of Education
    ED was created in 1980 by combining offices from several federal agencies. ED’s mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.

    SchoolGrantsBlog.com
    This site provides some of the essential information necessary to get school grants and make education something affordable. It covers different types of grants, their sources and how to apply for them. It organized this fairly complex subject in a way that’s usable and easy to understand.

    U.S. News: America’s Best Colleges
    Why does U.S. News rank colleges and universities? It’s a controversial question with a simple answer: We do it to help you make one of the most important decisions of your life. Your investment in a college education could profoundly affect your career opportunities, financial well-being, and quality of life.


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