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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.
The Universal Application is the new kid on the block but has 46 Colleges and Universities on board already.
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.
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 is a wealth of knowledge. This is the gold mine of college info. This is also the place to register for the SAT.
This website is hosted by the Department of Education. All the information is directly form the data that is submitted by colleges.
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 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.
This blog offers helpful advice to navigate your way through the college admissions process.
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.
This is the official site of the ACT test. You can register for upcoming tests as well as view your scores.
You can learn everything you need to know about AP tests here. Some colleges give class credit for passing these tests.
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
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.
FAFSA has an office hour to allow anyone to ask questions. A valuable resource indeed!
This is the "go to" source for all things financial aid. They give information on pell grants, work study programs and many loan options.
A reliable place to search for scholarships.
Unigo is another great resource for scholarships as well as college matches.
A website that is good at matching students with like interests. A great way to find a roommate.
A Non Profit Organization who helps guide the way through financial aid.