College & Career Planning

ACT & SAT

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    The ACT

    The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in: English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. ACT results are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. Keep Reading...

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    The SAT

    The SAT is a globally recognized college admission test that lets you show colleges what you know and how well you can apply that knowledge. It tests your knowledge of reading, writing and math — subjects that are taught every day in high school classrooms. Keep Reading...

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  • ACT vs. SAT: Which Test Should I Take?

    ACT vs. SAT: Which Test Should I Take?

    Until recently, the ACT was traditionally required by colleges in the midwest, and the SAT was the test of choice in the northeast and on the east and west coasts. But now an increasing number of students are taking the ACT, and the majority of schools in the United States now accept both SAT and ACT test results. Keep Reading...

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Comprehensive Guides

  • visit their website  CampusTours, LLC
    Virtual tours of various colleges, webcams, campus maps, college videos, movies and pictures.

    visit their website  Next Step Magazine
    NextStepU Magazine and NextStepU.com help high school junior and senior students plan for their next steps in planning for college, careers and life. NextStepU is an easy, free resource for high school students, parents and school counselors that helps them find information about pursuing a career, joining the military, applying to and attending a community college or four-year college or university, finding financial aid and scholarships for college or university, finding a college match, and developing important life skills.

    visit their website  The College Board
    Useful information about campus visits, interviews, and other parts of the college search process. Downloadable applications for over 800 colleges and a solid, comprehensive search engine. There is also an abundance of information on the SAT.

    visit their website  U. S. News College and Careers Center
    College rankings, advice from high school counselors and financial aid experts, a comprehensive college search engine, and college links galore.

College Search Sites

  • visit their website  CollegeNet
    Cool-looking site with an enormous searchable database of schools, plus links to the colleges. Search variables include state or region, majors, and tuition. The lack of a selectivity variable, however, means it may be tough to narrow the field.

    visit their website  College View
    One of the most detailed search engines on the Net, with wide-ranging criteria that include diversity, field of study, religious affiliation, athletics, special programs, and services for disabled.

    visit their website  College Zone
    Extensive links to colleges and universities. Advice on interviews and admission.

    visit their website  The Princeton Review
    A good search engine with a wide array of variables, including location, academics, sports, student life and housing.