College Admissions Resources

High School Curriculum

Explore AP – Information about AP courses

International Baccalaureate Diploma – Information about the IB Diploma


College Search

Big Future – College Board website has interactive college search engine, information about college majors, financial aid and scholarships

California Colleges – Information about all colleges in California

Catholic Colleges Online – Information about Catholic colleges

College Navigator – U.S. Department of Education website offers college search engine and provides a wealth of data

Colleges That Change Lives – Information about 44 student-centered colleges committed to undergraduate education

Hillel – Guide to Jewish life on campus


Testing Information

College Board – SAT/Subject Test registration

The ACT – ACT registration

Khan Academy – Free SAT practice from College Board and Khan Academy

Number2 – Free online SAT & ACT preparation


Summer & Gap Year Programs

Gifted and Talented Talent Search Summer Programs | Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

Summer Program Finder

Gap Year Programs



The Common Application – One application for more than 700 schools

Coalition for Access and Affordability – Coalition Application for over 100 schools


Career Planning

What can I do with a major in …?

O*Net Interest Profiler – Career interest survey

Occupational Outlook Handbook – Career information including education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations from the U.S. Dept. of Labor



Performing & Visual Arts College Fairs

National Portfolio Day Association – Students can have their work reviewed by representatives from visual arts and design programs



NCAA – NCAA official site

NAIA – National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics – Athletics at non-NCAA colleges


Special Needs

AHEAD – Higher Education and Disability – Learning Disabilities Association of America

LD Online – Information about learning disabilities and ADHD

Neag Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development – Research on gifted education and links to parent resources – National Association for Gifted Children


Financial Aid & Scholarships

FinAid! – Financial aid information

Federal Student Aid – Free Application for Federal Student Aid

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE – CSS Financial Aid Profile required by many private colleges

Fastweb Scholarship Search


Success Stories

  • Annie S., Encino
    "It looks like I’m going to Macalester next fall!!! Thanks for all your help. I would not have been able to get through the process without you!"
Independent Educational Consultants Association