Helpful Websites

Online Resources for Students and Parents

ACT and SAT Preparation 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. Administrates the ACT, a widely taken college admissions test. Free SAT and ACT preparation. Offers SAT vocabulary preparation. 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. Web-based educational service that is geared toward improving a student's core academic skills and overall test scores. Kaplan test prep website.  Sign up to receive free access to quiz bank problems for 45 days.

College Information Complete an 11 minute survey then receive 10 "best fit" majors. Get student reviews of over 3,000 colleges.  Discover your admission chances at any college. Take a virtual tour of a college in various parts of the country. Everything you would want to know about college.  College search, financial information, admission links, etc. Common Application - Fill out one application to send to over 200 colleges and universities across the country. Search for colleges and apply online. Consumer Reports has produced a free guide to help prospective college students navigate the steps in college research and selection. 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  File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Lists a variety of grants, scholarships and consumer information. Free college scholarship and financial aid searches. Topical index of scholarships available. Free scholarship search engine.  Sign up to have scholarship announcements sent via email. Designed for student athletes and their parents, provides information on athletic scholarships and recruiting practices.