College Counseling Resources

The following links provide a sampling of resources that may be useful while preparing and registering for standardized college admissions tests, and while searching for and applying to college and for scholarships and financial aid.

Test Registration and Preparation

American College Testing Program
Provides comprehensive information on registering and preparing for the tests sponsored by the ACT including, EXPLORE, PLAN AND ACT. Also includes information on the financial aid process including a financial needs estimator.

www.actstudent.org
 

The College Board 
Includes general information and articles on the college planning and search process, provides links to college and scholarship searches, registration and test preparation information for the AP, PSAT, SAT Reasoning and SAT Subject Tests and SAT Questions of the Day.
www.collegeboard.com

The Princeton Review
Provider of the ACT, PSAT, and SAT test preparation information as well as other college-related information and articles.
www.princetonreview.com

Kaplan
Provider of test preparation and college related information for students and their families.

www.kaplan.com

Educational Testing Service
A non-profit organization that deals with the testing needs of students at all levels, including the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) for international students.
www.ets.org

Colleges and Associations

Florida Private Colleges and Universities
A complete listing of private colleges in the state of Florida.
www.icuf.org
 
Florida Virtual Campus
This is a comprehensive online student advising system providing educational, career and college planning information to students in the state of Florida. Students can apply to many of the state colleges and universities through the site.
www.flvc.org

Associaton of Catholic Colleges and Universities
Resources and information regarding Catholic higher education.
www.accunet.org

AJCU Network
Information about the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities.
www.ajcunet.edu
 
Association of Colleges and Universities in Canada
Information, facts and statistics on Canadian universities, the postsecondary education system in Canada and the Association of Universities.
www.aucc.ca
 
UCAS (University and College Admission Services in the United Kingdom)
Provides higher education information on the colleges and universities in the United Kingdom and is the central organization for processing applications to UK schools.
www.ucas.com
 
Schools in the USA
Resource for finding college, university, and career planning information of colleges and universities in the United States.
www.schoolsintheusa.com
 
U.S. Universities
An index page with links to all regionally accredited institutions in the U.S. 
www.utexas.edu/world/univ
 
CampusTours.com
Virtual college tours, links, and other information.
www.campustours.com
 

Financial Aid and Scholarship Information

Financial Aid Applications
FAFSA – Free application for student financial aid – online financial aid form required by all colleges and universities in order to obtain federal, state and institutional monies.
www.fafsa.ed.gov 

CSS Profile 
Fee based financial aid application required by some colleges and universities in order to distribute institutional monies.
https://profileonline.collegeboard.com/
 
Florida Prepaid College Foundation
Information and Florida Prepaid College Foundation prices, approved colleges and account service forms.
www.florida529plans.com
 
FASTWEB
A computerized scholarship database that allows students to search for scholarships on the internet based on their background, skills and interests.
www.fastweb.com
 
Financial Aid Programs/Links
Comprehensive free resource for student financial information on the Web. Free scholarship search, financial aid calculators, glossary and bibliography.
www.finaid.org
 
Scholarships.com
Assists students of all ages to find money for college.
www.scholarships.com
Scholarships for Women
A diverse offering of scholarships, grants and financial resources for women.
www.scholarshipsandgrants.us/scholarships-for-women/

Other Useful Resources

International Baccalaureate Programme
Provides comprehensive information on the IB Program including information on the colleges and universities granting credit to IB students.
www.ibo.org
 
National College Athletic Association (NCAA)
The online resource for the National College Athletic Association, includes a comprehensive listing of the sports offered by Division at the member schools, championship information and policies regarding the recruitment and retention of student-athletes.
https://web3.ncaa.org
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