FairTest (List of SAT/ACT optional schools)


College Board/ SAT

Khan Academy: Official SAT Practice

SAT/ ACT comparison test

Kaplan SAT prep

Princeton Review

The Common App

Coalition for Access, Affordability, & Success

FAFSA Federal Student Aid

Big Future (College searches, financial aid & more)

Colleges That Change Lives

CollegeWebLD (college & learning disabilities)

CHADD–National Resource on ADHD (college)

Brain Track: Colleges & universities worldwide

Noodle (educational searches)

Public honors colleges & programs

Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities

Unigo: College & scholarship search


Cappex (merit aid)


NAIA National Letter of Intent Be Recruited

Go Big Recruiting

ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps.)

ROTC Programs: Today’s Military

College Majors 101

Find Your Niche (Schools right for you)

College Results

Go See Campus

Custom College Tour

100 Most Common SAT Words 

OWL (Purdue Online Writing Lab)

Johns Hopkins “Essays that Worked”

Tufts “Past Essays that Mattered”

Stanford “Let Me Introduce Myself” (opening lines)

Turnitin: Originality Check

Grammar Girl: Quick and Dirty Tips

Math Dude: Quick and Dirty Tips

Gap year

“Great Jobs, Great Lives” – 2014 Gallup-Purdue Index Report

Wyzant Tutor Search

University Language

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

National Association of Credential Evaluation Services

WES (certifies coursework for international students)

EduPASS! (SmartStudent Guide to Studying in the USA)

International Student Financial Aid

“Preparation for College Admission Exams” Derek Briggs, PhD

Bureau of Labor Statistics: “Occupational Outlook Handbook”

Washington Post: “Let’s End the Craziness of College Admissions”

Washington Post: “Tips for surviving your first year of college”

and just for fun . . .


Meals in a Mug

70 Things you can score with your student ID

Consumer Reports: 19 Free apps for college students

The Onion explains the admissions process

The Onion asks if college is worthwhile

Eugene Daily News: “The Magical World of Cyd Salpino” (website illustrator)

“And Now” ~ collection by Salpino

College Admissions Consulting Helpful Links