EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR COLLEGE ADMISSIONS

RESOURCES

The College Admissions Process can be overwhelming to say the least.  At Imagine College Coaching, we are committed to making the process as easy as we can.  We have put together a list of our favorite resources to give you a head start!  www.imaginecollegecoaching.com

 

COLLEGE APPLICATIONS

COMMON APPLICATION

The Common Application is the most well known college application.  The Common Application is the preferred application for over 600 Universities in the United States.  

UNIVERSAL APPLICATION

The Universal Application is the new kid on the block but has 46 Colleges and Universities on board already.  

THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA APPLICATION

If you have your eye on a California school, it is likely you will need this app. It is the only way to apply to UC campuses.  

APPLY TEXAS

If you are considering a College in the Lone Star State of Texas, this is the app that is accepted by most Texas public schools.  

 

GENERAL COLLEGE HELPFUL RESOURCES

 

COLLEGE BOARD

College Board is a wealth of knowledge.  This is the gold mine of college info.  This is also the place to register for the SAT. 

 

COLLEGE NAVIGATOR

This website is hosted by the Department of Education.  All the information is directly form the data that is submitted by colleges.  

 

IMAGINE COLLEGE COACHING LIBRARY

A Library of engaging videos for High School Students grades 9-12 and College Freshmen.  These videos are helpful in helping teens gain an understanding of the college admissions process and how they can be successful.  The fee is $15.00 per month and you can cancel anytime.  Well worth the money.  The best resource around for a low monthly fee.  

 

COLLEGE RAPTOR

COLLEGE RAPTOR IS NEW TO THIS FIELD BUT I LIKE THE USER FRIENDLY SITE THEY HAVE.  THEY ALSO INCLUDE AN ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE AND MATCHING OPTION.  THIS IS A VERY STUDENT FRIENDLY SITE. 

 

BLOG

This blog offers helpful advice to navigate your way through the college admissions process.

 

TESTS

SAT

SAT is administered by College Board. You can use this site to register for upcoming tests as well as view your scores and have scores sent to colleges of your choice.  

ACT

This is the official site of the ACT test.  You can register for upcoming tests as well as view your scores.

 

 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT TESTS

You can learn everything you need to know about AP tests here.  Some colleges give class credit for passing these tests.  

KHAN ACADEMY

In my opinion, the best SAT tests tutoring is offered FREE by Khan Academy as well as tutoring for many other subjects.  I can't recommend this site enough.  

 

FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS

 

FAFSA

Free Application for Student Aid. The FAFSA is used to determine how much money a student will receive from a school based on family income.  They have excellent videos to help you understand how the process works.  

 

 

# ASK FAFSA OFFICE HOURS ON TWITTER.  

FAFSA has an office hour to allow anyone to ask questions.  A valuable resource indeed!

 

FEDERAL STUDENT AID

This is the "go to" source for all things financial aid.  They give information on pell grants, work study programs and many loan options.  

 

FASTWEB

A reliable place to search for scholarships.

UNIGO

Unigo is another great resource for scholarships as well as college matches.

ROOMSURF

A website that is good at matching students with like interests.  A great way to find a roommate.

 

FINAID

A Non Profit Organization who helps guide the way through financial aid.

 

COLLEGE FAIRS

NACAC

WACAC

CHRISTIAN COLLEGE FAIRS

 

ATHLETIC RECRUITING

NCAA

The National Collegiate Athletic Association

NJCAA National Junior College Athletic Association

GAP YEAR OPTIONS

AMERICAN GAP ASSOCIATION

CARPE DIEM EDUCATION

THE CENTER FOR INTERIM PROGRAMS, LLC

USA GAP YEAR FAIRS

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS OF INTEREST

HILLSONG INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP COLLEGE

COLLEGE OF THE OZARKS  Does not charge students tuition for college