Resources

Here are some sites that I have found to be helpful to students and families during the college search and application process:

Applications
www.commonapp.org
www.universityofcalifornia.edu
www.csumentor.edu

Testing
www.act.org
www.collegeboard.com

Financial Aid/Scholarships
www.fafsa.ed.gov
student.collegeboard.org/css-financial-aid-profile
www.fastweb.com
www.cappex.com

Research Tools
www.collegeappmap.org
bigfuture.collegeboard.org/college-search
www.unigo.com

Colleges that Change Lives
www.ctcl.org

List of test optional colleges
www.fairtest.org/university/optional

Scattergrams
www.cappex.com

Athletes
www.ncaa.org
www.naia.org

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