Of course, you should know that we are not the only source on the Web for college information. You should be able to access several sites in your college search. Here are some that we recommend:
This is one great site; here, you can find out US News and World Report's Annual Rankings for Colleges, more information about your college, and great advice for prospective students, among other things. Check out their links to financial aid and scholarship databases.
CollegeLink allows the student to electronically apply to the colleges of their choice. Electronic applications are sometimes preferred because they cost less and reach the college more quickly. Electronic applications are something to consider, and you should check those out at this site.
Kaplan is a company that teaches test-prep courses that train students for standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT. Kaplan also sells test-prep books and gives information on financing college.
There are a lot of scholarship scams out there. This is the Financial Information Page, which has tips for avoiding cons.
ETS is the Educational Testing Service, and this page offers financial aid information, a free scholarship database and a way to apply on-line for FAFSA Federal Student Aid. This has much information, but I believe that its most valuable resource to college-bound high-schoolers would be its information on test dates and recentering. On this web site you can release your scores to colleges.
The largest free scholarship data base on the web, recommended by US News & World Report. Here, you can set up a mailbox to get the latest news about over 180,000 scholarships.
This is also a free and extensive data base with scholarship and financial aid listings.
Peterson's is an reputed organization that provides information on colleges. This site has advice on the application essay, advice to parents, and can give a keyword search on your college for any information that can be found on the Web.
CollegeEdge lets you electronically apply to colleges, register and receive information about your college via e-mail, provides a scholarship search, and advice about what to do over the summer and test-taking and study tips.
Yahoo! has ranked 100 colleges on how "wired" they are. They made their decision based on things such as if the college has a web page, if they allow students to submit homework on-line and if the majority of teachers used web resources in teaching.
Based on the information you give them about your SAT scores, grades, etc., this web site can give you safety, ballpark and reach schools. Of course this doesn't mean that this process is full-proof, but it's still pretty cool to try. A friend of ours who is in college used it, and it was very accurate for him. Go ahead and give it a shot.
This site has Internet Tips, test dates, and scholarship information, among other things.
CollegeView "ApZap" lets you download applications to schools of your choice so you can fill them out later without wasting money on on-line time. Each application usually downloads in about ten minutes. Once filled out, you can save the application on a diskette and mail them to your college. "Coffee Shop" is a service where you can speak with other students about lots of different topics, from "Crape Diem" to "Roommates." These are really funny and sometimes informative. This also has a scholarship search and much, much more.