The College Board

The College Board administers the SAT and the AP exams, and their website is full of general information about the college admission process.


The ACT can serve as an alternative to the SAT for some students. Click here to access their website.

The Common Application

Many colleges and universities across the country accept the Common Application. You can save energy and effort by filling out one application online and sending it to multiple schools. Click here to see the list of the more than 400 schools accept the Common Application.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

This is your first stop for applying for financial aid. Called the FAFSA, this is your resource for federal student aid, deadlines and scholarships you’ve likely never heard of.


I like this blog I discovered from Janine Robinson, a professional journalist and high school English teacher from Laguna Beach, California. Currently, Janine tutors students working on their college admissions essays (aka personal statements). The resources here are worth combing through.