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Websites to help you get ready for college




There are tons of helpful websites to guide you as you get ready for college. Here are links to some of the best on career planning, choosing a college, campus visits, college applications, the SAT and ACT, practice tests, and scholarships and financial aid.

For more tips on testing, applying and paying for a higher education, check out the article in the September 2012 issue of Boys’ Life magazine.

CAREER PLANNING

Online career exploration

Step-by-step road map to college

CHOOSING A COLLEGE

Choosing a college

Noodle: Resources for choosing a college

VISITING CAMPUSES

8 tips for a successful college visit

List, compare, and visit colleges

COLLEGE APPLICATIONS

8 strategies for starting your college application process

How college admission works

Tips for writing an effective application essay

INFO ON THE SAT AND ACT

The SAT vs. the ACT

www.sat.collegeboard.org

www.act.org

PRACTICE TESTS

SAT: http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice

ACT: http://www.actstudent.org/sampletest

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID

Scholarships for Scouts

The College Board’s scholarship search

www.fastweb.com

www.scholarships.com

www.petersons.com/college-search/scholarship-search.aspx

How college financial aid works

Figuring out how to pay for college

STUDYING ONLINE

Regionally accredited online schools

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