Resources 2017-04-13T18:01:26+00:00

College Admissions Tests 

ACT

College Board (SAT, SAT Subject Tests, and Advanced Placement)

FairTest (test-optional colleges)

College Research: Student Reviews

Niche

Unigo

Cappex

College Majors and Careers

MyMajors

College in Colorado

O*Net

Scholarships and Financial Aid

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

CSS Profile (required by some colleges, in addition to the FAFSA, to apply for need-based financial aid)

Fastweb

Scholarships.com

Scholarships A-Z

MeritAid.com

College Opportunity Fund (for Colorado residents)

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE is an association of public colleges in the Western U.S. Member colleges offer reduced tuition to residents of other states in the association.  Students may have to meet certain academic criteria and/or have a specific major to qualify.)

Books

Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be by Frank Bruni

Fiske Guide to Colleges by Edward Fiske

The Insider’s Guide to the Colleges by the Yale Daily News Staff

The Best 380 Colleges by Princeton Review

Colleges That Change Lives by Loren Pope

Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians, and Writers by Elaina Loveland

Rugg’s Recommendations on the Colleges by Frederick Rugg (the newest version only is available as a PDF)

Fiske Real College Essays That Work by Edward Fiske and Bruce Hammond

Get In! The High-Success, Low-Stress Guide to College Planning by Lisa Ransdell (Sara Zessar contributed a chapter to this book)