Private Facebook Group
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College Planning Worksheets
We are planners. We take time to organize our thoughts and come up with action plans for the college application process. Not everyone loves planning as much as we do, but these worksheets might help—especially if you like to keep it a bit old school and take notes using pen and paper. If you’d like electronic versions, let us know here by subscribing and we will email them to you.
- Application Work Action Plan
- Monthly Planner
- College List Planner
- Why School Worksheet
- Virtual Tour Worksheet
General College Planning Lists
- 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 – Websites
- Financial Aid
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.
Looking for test prep options locally or online? Email us for suggestions based on our work with a number of reputable test prep providers.
Online Prep Resources
Remember, not all colleges and universities require standardized tests. To read more about the test-optional movement and find lists of test-optional schools, head over to FairTest.