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High School and the College Process

Make the most of your high school years and stay on top of college applications with the help of our experts!

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Tackling the SAT? Putting together an application for college? Looking for targeted academic support? You’ve come to the right place! Our bloggers, all of whom are graduate students and professionals in the field, are here to help.

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  • Websites

    Scholarship Programs (PSAT)
    Scoring well on the PSAT allows you to enter various scholarship programs. These programs are good in and of themselves and they are also helpful for building your resume.
    College Board homepage
    Have a look at the company that administers the SAT. The site is a central resource for learning about and preparing for the test. Try to read through all the background information.
    ACT Home Page
    Have a look at the company that administers the ACT. Register for the test, get practice materials and eventually obtain your score. Yes, it will end.
    SmartScholar
    A comprehensive guide to selecting the right college.
    College Admission
    Written by former deans of admissions Robin Mamlet and Christine Vandevelde and widely recognized as the bible for applications, this blog features an immense wealth of easily searchable expert advice about the process.
  • Research Tools

    College Navigator

    Created by the National Center for Education Statistics, contains a wonderful amount of easily-searchable information—most of which is similar to US News' information, but is more objective, and maybe more comprehensive. It also has diversity statistics, admissions data, and popularity of each major offered. This is the best resource for statistical data on colleges.

    The National Association for College Admissions Counseling
    Resources for students, families, and counselors. This site doesn’t have information about individual schools, but it has lots of intelligence on the process itself.
    US News & World Report
    Best known for its much-ballyhooed college rankings, also provides large amounts of information about class size, acceptance rates, average GPA/SAT/ACT, and percentage accepted early. Its rankings are very influential, and not completely pointless, but it is essential to know that these ratings are deliberately gamed by colleges in order to boost competitiveness.
    College Results Online
    Similar to US News, but has a college-comparison tool that lets you cross-reference admissions rates, transfer rates, and more.
  • Articles

    The Huffington Post’s College Admissions site
    A lot of useful information here.