Useful Links

SAT's and Test Prep

General

Educational Testing Service

Princeton Review

Secrets of the SAT:  PBS site

ACT

AP Information

SAT Question of the Day

4Tests:  Free practice exams, tutorials and discussion forums relating to test prep. INCREDIBLY annoying ads, though!

SAT Test Prep Review:  Free online practice tests

SAT Test Prep, Tips and Advice  Advice and practice for all sections of the SAT

Peterson's:  Free, full-length practice SAT test--timed!

NY State Regent's Prep

Parents' Guide to Standardized Tests


Vocabulary/Writing

College Power Prep  (Free tutorials and software downloads for SAT and ACT)

SAT Vocab Prep Free online tools

100 Most Common SAT Words

SAT Verbal Prep:  Links to several free practice sites

Writing for the SAT:  Great document with tips on tackling the essay

 

Math

SAT Math Review:  College Board site

SAT Math Quiz

Math Reasoning Test

 Search Tools

So many colleges...so hard to choose!  Clueless about which college best fits your needs? These sites may help.

 

College Board Matchmaker

Education Planner

Counselor-o-Matic

College Toolkit

US News College Search

College LikeFind:  Know a college you already think is a good match?  Find colleges that are similar.

Peterson's College Search

IES College Navigator

Students' Review:  Get the lowdown on college from the people who'd know

Compare Colleges

Portals

These sites allow you quick access to university home pages, online applications, etc.

 

Google University Search

Top Universities

Search UK Universities

Australian Universities

US News A-Z Directory

All About Colleges

Virtual Tours:  Decided on a college? Take a tour--often via video, webcams, etc.

 

Forms and Financial Aid

 

How Stuff Works: College Applications  Great place to start!

Common Application

Federal Student Aid  (FAFSA)

College Board Financial Aid Profile

 

HowStuffWorks: Financial Aid

All About College: Financial Aid

College Is Possible

Scholarships.com

DOE Financial Aid Resource Publication

FinAid

Essay Help

While your English teacher, counselor (or librarian!) is always a great place to go for help writing that all-important college essay, here are some online sources.

 

Writing the Essay:  Advice from the Director of Admission at the University of Virginia

College Admission Essay

College Board: Essay Skills

Princeton Review: What Makes a Good College Essay?

Admission Essay Writing

Writing the Successful College Application Essay

Carleton College Essay Tips

Sample Essays,  from Teen Ink

 

College and Career

Where you go to college may depend on what you want to major in.  Explore these sites for help with majors and careers.

 

What Can i Do With a Major In...

Career City:  Not sure what to major in?  These self-assessments may give you some ideas.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Career Browser

Princeton Review: Take the Mystery Out of Majors

Princeton Review: Career Quiz

StudentJobs.gov

iSeek Skills Assessment

 

Resumes

 

Riley Guide to Resumes and Cover Letters

Riley Guide to Resumes and Cover Letters

CareerBabe Resume Tutorial

Career City Resume Tips

Resume Basics

Job Hunter's Bible Resume and Job Sites

Sample Cover Letters for Every Occasion