Conquer the Common Application
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General College Planning
- Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL)
- “A” Options for “B” Students, US News Best Colleges
- Best Value Colleges, US News Best Colleges
- Best Values in Private Colleges, Kiplinger
- Best Values in Public Colleges, Kiplinger
- Historically Black Colleges & Universities, US News Best Colleges
- Women’s Colleges
- BigFuture (The College Board), Comprehensive College Research Tools
- Big Future (The College Board), Majors and Careers
Paying For College
- Financial Aid:
- If I Knew Then, What I Know Now! College and Financial Aid Planning From A Parent’s Perspective, Cynthia Hammond-Davis
- Don’t Miss Out, Anna Leider and Robert Leider
- Meeting College Costs, College Board
- Paying For College Without Going Broke, Kalman Chaney and Bill Clinton
- Secrets to Winning a Scholarship, Mark Kantrowitz
- The A’s and B’s of Academic Scholarships, Anna Leider and Robert Leider
- The College Solution, Lynn O’Shaughnessy
- The Ultimate Scholarship Book 2013: Billions of Dollars in Scholarships, Grants and Prizes, Gen Tanabe and Kelly Tanabe
The SAT and SAT Subject Tests are a suite of tools designed to assess your academic readiness for college.
- All SAT dates, deadlines and registration information for test takers in the U.S. can be found here and for International test takers here.
- Some students opt to take SAT IIs or SAT Subject tests. Subject Tests are hour-long, content-based tests that allow you to showcase achievement in specific subject areas where you excel. You can read more about and register for Subject Tests here.
The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in English, Math, Reading, and Science. The ACT with Writing also includes a Writing section. You can read more about the ACT here.
- All ACT dates, deadlines and registration information for test takers in the U.S. can be found here and for International test takers here.
Online Prep Resources
Remember, not all colleges and universities require standardized tests. To read more about the test-optional movement and test optional schools, head over to FairTest.