College/Career

Some Useful Websites for College and Career Planning

  • www.commonapp.org/  – Common App – many post-secondary institutions use this for all incoming applications
  • www.actstudent.org/ – Online registration for the ACT; lists of test dates and centers in the US plus tips on how to prepare for the test.
  • www.collegeboard.com – SAT test dates, test questions, and SAT question of the day. College searches, online college applications, and some useful information to read before visiting a college
  • www.fafsa.ed.gov/ – Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid electronically.
  • www.princetonreview.com – Information on colleges, careers, college entrance testing, scholarships & financial aid.
  • www.ohe.state.mn.us/ – MN Office of Higher Education – many great resources for planning for post-secondary – including both choosing and paying for school
  • www.careerwise.mnscu.edu/ – CareerWise – Career exploration, planning your education or training, and labor market information. This site will help you match your interests to careers and give you descriptions of many careers.
  • www.fastweb.com – Free scholarship search. Database of scholarships, grants, fellowships, and loans.
  • www.finaid.org/ – A complete page of links to information about financial aid on the Internet. You can complete a questionnaire to arrive at your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC), get loan and scholarship information, and more.
  • www.myfuture.com – Information on the GI Bill, College Fund, CCAF, ROTC, Service Academies, and other military opportunities.
  • www.collegeanswer.com  – Pointers on the entire “Go-to-College” process from preparation to getting loans; contains more than 2.8 million scholarships worth more than $16 billion.