College and career readiness services - Steps to the Future

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Featured on this page are samples of college planning resources, financial aid resources, and career resources available to you. Take some time to explore each site as a way to help you make an informed decision about your future.

  • ACT - test your knowledge with the ACT Question of the Day, take a practice test, or register for the ACT
  • American Indian College Fund – supports Native students’ access to higher education.
  • ASVAB - learn about the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery and take a practice test
  • College Admission: From Application to Acceptance - get answers to your questions about college admissions 
  • College Board- Big Future - use this site to research colleges
  • College Completion - search for and compare information about colleges using this site from The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • College Essay Guy - many free resources for students, parents, and counselors on essay writing
  • College Foundation of North Carolina - plan, apply, and learn how to pay for colleges in North Carolina
  • College Navigator - use this site from the National Center for Education Statistics to research colleges
  • College Reality Check - research information about the net price of colleges, graduation rates, and paying off student loans from The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • College Results Online - improve your knowledge of retention and graduation rates from the Education Trust
  • Colleges That Change Lives - learn about 40+ liberal arts colleges with a proven track record.
  • College Week Live - participate in live chat sessions with college representatives
  • CollegeXpress - view this comprehensive site to search for colleges and scholarships, read informational articles, and explore lists and rankings
  • Common Black College Application - apply to multiple HBCUs with one application and one fee
  • Hillel International - explore this site to learn more about the largest Jewish student organization
  • I'm First - learn more about celebrating and supporting first-generation students.
  • Khan Academy - create a free account to access tutorials on many subjects including free preparation for the SAT
  • NCAA Publications - download rulebooks and guides for student-athletes for a variety of sports.
  • - try the free test prep for the SAT, ACT, and GRE
  • Power of Liberal Arts - explore America’s smaller private colleges and universities.
  • Public University Honors - investigate this site dedicated to Honors programs at public universities and colleges
  • SAT - register for the SAT, take a practice test, and answer the SAT Question of the Day 
  • The College Solution - follow this popular blog by Lynn O'Shaughnessy to learn more about paying for college
  • The Common Application - register for the application used by over 500 colleges and universities
  • Universal College Application - register for the application used by a growing number of colleges and universities
  • Women's College Coalition - find a women's college that's right for you

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