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ACT Assessment
FAQs, sample questions and strategies, and how to register.

College Board Online
Register online, send your scores to schools.

Common Application Online
Apply simultaneously for colleges that use the common application form. You must register to use the site.

Educational Testing Service
Practice questions for AP, SAT, GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, and LSATs. Info about financial aid, colleges and universities, careers.

General Educational Development (GED)
How to earn an Ohio High School Equivalence Diploma, known as a General Educational Development (GED) diploma, for Ohioans who did not finish high school.

Learning Express Library
Take practice tests including the GED, civil service, cosmetology, real estate, several Advanced Placement exams, the ACT, the SAT, and many others. You'll need to set up a user name and password. Use your library card number as your user name.

Scholarship Help
"...Read our website and get the facts about scholarships as well as the best advice we can offer about how to succeed in winning scholarships."

Teen Ink: College Essays
Real college essays written by real teens.

Vocab Minute
The Vocab Minute podcast helps you remember those long, tricky words for the SAT by defining them in catchy little songs. From the Princeton Review.

Zinch
Zinch is a Facebook-style site where you create a profile viewable by college admissions officers.

Guides

College Navigator
"Search by programs offered, degrees offered, institution type, price, selectivity, distance from home, school size, institutional mission (historically black colleges and universities, single-sex), extended learning opportunities for adults (weekend and evening degree programs), and intercollegiate athletics programs offered."

Students.gov
"Answers to your questions on education, career, government and more."

College Profiles
"Our website features in-depth college profiles with information about academic programs, athletics, campus life, facilities, expenses, financial aid and much more."

College and University Rankings
The kind of rankings that really matter: the top activist colleges, the most wired campuses, the most accessible campuses for people with disabilities, the colleges with the best value, et cetera.

CollegeView Search
Search for colleges that meet your requirements: costs, majors, services, computing resources, types of residence, city size, etc.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Black college and university homepages.

Peterson's College Search
Search by location, major, size, GPA, sports.

United Negro College Fund
Historically black colleges and universities that are members of UNCF.

US News and World Report College and Career Center
College rankings, financial aid, college life, worksheets to calculate costs, career info, and more.

Worldwide Directory of Residential Colleges
Don't know what a residential college is or why you'd want to attend one? This is where to find out.

Financial Aid

Educators for Fair Consideration
"We provide scholarships and advisory services to low-income immigrant students who have gained admission to and/or are currently enrolled in U.S. colleges. We help immigrant students become catalysts for change, by creating mentorship, arts, and service opportunities in their communities."

FAFSA: Free Application for Student Aid
Apply for Pell Grants, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, and work-study, among other programs.

FastWeb
Use their college directory, read articles about preparing for college, or register for free for customized scholarship information.

FinAid: the Financial Aid Information Page
"A free, comprehensive, independent, and objective guide to student financial aid."

FinAid: Aid for Minority Students
"...information about scholarships and fellowships for minority students." Part of FinAid.org.

Student Guide to Financial Aid
From the US Department of Education. Comprehensive information about grants, loans, and work-study programs.

Study Abroad

CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange
Study, work, and volunteer abroad. Choose from 60 study abroad programs in 30 host countries.

StudyAbroad.com
"...Thousands of study abroad programs in more than 100 countries throughout the world."

Transitions Abroad
Study, travel, work, and live abroad.

WorldWide Classroom
Find schools by country or type of program. Read what students say about their experiences.

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