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College planning resources brought to you by The College Application Wizard. Includes articles and Ask the Wizard features so you can ask college counselors your questions.



ACT test preparation and test registration.

The College Board

This site contains a college search engine, informational articles, PSAT, SAT, and SAT Subject Test information, preparation and registration as well as information on AP tests and financial aid.

Colleges that Change Lives (CTCL)

Colleges that Change Lives is a website for Colleges of Distinction

Common Application

A common application form used by more than 400 colleges and universities.

CSS Profile

Financial aid form used by some private colleges and universities.

NCAA Eligibility Center

(aka NCAA CLEARINGHOUSE)  Student athlete registration and clearinghouse for the national collegiate athletic association


(FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID)   Federal financial aid application.  It is also the site for FAFSA4caster which allows you to get an early estimate of your eligibility for federal student financial aid.


A searchable clearinghouse for college scholarships


A fantastic repository of financial aid definitions, information, calculators and more.

My Majors

Assists students in identifying suitable majors.  They provide student assessments and access to information about a variety of majors at a range of institutions.


Harvard Schmarvard

Harvard Schmarvard

(by Jay Mathews) Jay Mathews is an entertaining and informative Washington Post Education reporter who has written a book subtitled “Getting Beyond the Ivy League to the College that is Best for You.”

The Gatekeepers

The Gatekeepers

(by Jacques Steinberg)  Jacques Steinberg, a New York Times reporter, spent one year in a selective college admissions office to gain an insider’s perspective on the process at one highly selective college but that could be applied to virtually any […]

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