College Admissions Resources for Students

Helpful Info for Your College Search

Online College Admissions Resources 


College Board
SAT registration, college planning resources, and school search 

The ACT
ACT registration, test prep, and college planning 

FairTest
List of testing-optional schools 

Colleges that Change Lives
School profiles and resources for conducting your school search  

DoSomething.org
Opportunities and guidelines for students looking to start their own project to support a cause 

Transitions Abroad
International work and study opportunities 

VolunteerMatch
Community service ideas for students  

Science Buddies
Ideas and inspiration for science fair projects  

American Mathematical Society
Summer programs and camps for math students 

American Association of Physics Teachers
Information on the U.S. Physics Team and the International Physics Olympiad Competition  

Engineering Education Service Center
Summer opportunities for students considering engineering  

NCAA Eligibility Center
Information and resources for NCAA college-bound student athletes  

Writing the Essay: Sound Advice from an Expert
An admissions officer from the University of Virginia weighs in on what makes an essay good, bad, or risky 

College Test Prep and College Guide Books


The Official SAT Study Guide, by the College Board
Critical concepts, test-taking approaches, and 10 real SATs for practice 

The Real ACT Prep Guide, by ACT Inc.
Test-taking tips and strategies, including 3 real ACT tests 

Fiske Guide to Colleges, by Fiske
Academic, social, and quality-of-life ratings and tips from current students at each school 

The Insider’s Guide to the Colleges, by the Yale Daily News Staff
Current students share inside information on professors, dorms, and student organizations