Online Resources for Students and Parents
ACT and SAT Preparation
www.collegeboard.com This site has advice on testing, planning, and paying for college. You can also register for the SAT and check the status of your SAT registration.
www.act.org Administrates the ACT, a widely taken college admissions test.
www.number2.com Free SAT and ACT preparation.
www.freevocabulary.com Offers SAT vocabulary preparation.
www.review.com Lists and defines the most commonly used words on the SAT. Also has an online ACT prep and has tips on finding money for college.
www.skillstutor.com Web-based educational service that is geared toward improving a student's core academic skills and overall test scores.
www.kaptest.com/quizbank Kaplan test prep website. Sign up to receive free access to quiz bank problems for 45 days.
www.mymajors.com Complete an 11 minute survey then receive 10 "best fit" majors.
www.cappex.com Get student reviews of over 3,000 colleges. Discover your admission chances at any college.
www.campustours.com Take a virtual tour of a college in various parts of the country.
www.allaboutcollege.com Everything you would want to know about college. College search, financial information, admission links, etc.
www.commonapp.org Common Application - Fill out one application to send to over 200 colleges and universities across the country.
www.embark.com Search for colleges and apply online.
www.ConsumerReports.org/college Consumer Reports has produced a free guide to help prospective college students navigate the steps in college research and selection.
www.collegeprowler.com Has information on over 7,000 schools (including 109 in the Pittsburgh area) and is a free resource to students and their parents.
Financial Information and Scholarships
www.fafsa.ed.gov/ File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
www.finaid.org Lists a variety of grants, scholarships and consumer information.
www.college-scholarships.com Free college scholarship and financial aid searches.
www.scholarship-page.com Topical index of scholarships available.
www.fastweb.com Free scholarship search engine. Sign up to have scholarship announcements sent via email.
www.athleticaid.com Designed for student athletes and their parents, provides information on athletic scholarships and recruiting practices.