College Web Links

Today, you can find endless websites devoted to the college search process. Below we have listed some of the best online resources available, separating them by categories.

General Information

  • College Board - Visit this site for information for students, parents and educators and links to the various programs College Board offers: College Search engine, PSAT, SAT I and II, AP Tests, financial aid and test prep information.
  • Best College rankings - Visit this site for Best College the US News and World Report with admission information.
  • AJCU - Information on Jesuit colleges and universities.
  • College Net - A database of colleges, scholarships and other resources.
  • College View - Pictures and multimedia from over 3,300 college campuses.
  • Common App - A common application form for almost 400 different colleges.
  • CPEC - The California post-secondary education commission, with college guides, policies, etc.
  • UCOP - Admission information and links to all of the University of California campuses.
  • CSU Mentor - Admissions information and application for the California state university system.
  • UW Admissions - Admissions information and link to University of Washington Admissions
  • Colleges That Change Lives - A non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process.
  • HBCU - Link to historically Black colleges and universities.
  • Campus Tours - Virtual campus tours.

College Athletics

  • NCAA - Information about playing sports at NCAA Division I or II college level.
  • NCAA registration
  • NAIA - National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics regulation site.

Learning Disabilities

Both of the following websites provide useful information about the kinds of documentation needed to consider an application for testing accommodations.

Test Prep

Scholarships and Financial Aid

  • FinAid! - A comprehensive website for the financial aid novice.
  • Black Excel - A scholarship service for African American students.
  • Student Aid - U.S. Department of Education resources on financial aid.
  • FTC - Federal Trade Commission information about scholarship scams.
  • Fast Web - A database of more than 180,000 scholarships, grants, fellowships and loans.
  • FAFSA - Download a free financial aid application from the federal government. This form is required by colleges for all students applying for financial aid.
  • Sallie Mae - Student loan information.
  • CSS - The CSS Profile is the form many private colleges and universities require, in addition to the FAFSA, for those applying for financial aid.
  • College Scholarships - Easy access to information on colleges, scholarships, and test prep.
  • NASFAA - Great website to help you learn financial terms.
  • The WashBoard - College scholarship database for Washington students.