All these college search engines are similar but not identical. Try them out and find the one you like best.
The Princeton Review Rated most highly by our student reviewer. Very easy to navigate, user friendly.
College Xpress Also popular with our student reviewer but it does require you to sign up, which takes about five minutes.
The College Board Online Home of the SAT and AP exams. Check here for test dates and locations or sign up to take the tests.
ACT Information on the ACT exam.
Fair Test Check out the long list of schools that don't require standardized test scores.
Kaplan Test Prep Test preparation company. Free practice SAT and ACT tests. Their site also includes general information on the college admission process and financial aid.
GoCollege.com Free practice tests but you have to register in order to take them. Also has general college and financial aid information.
TOEFL Online Information on the TOEFL exam.
The NCAA Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete Information on student-athlete eligibility and recruiting.
NAIA The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, another governing body of college sports.
The Common Application A common application accepted by 255 colleges and universities. You can complete your application online or download and print it.
CollegeNet Central location for many colleges' online applications. "When applying to more than one program you save redundant typing since common data automatically travels from form to form." Also has a college and scholarship searches.
XAP.com Online application site with applications from over 700 schools. Also has general information about applying to college and financial aid.
Peterson's College Quest Peterson's online application service.
Peterson's Summer Opportunities
A great search engine with all kinds of summer programs including academics, arts, and outdoors.
Do Something! Community service organization. Check out their site to find projects in your community. Also sponsors a scholarship competition.
ServeNet Find community service opportunities by location or area of interest.
National Internships Guides Search for internships by location.
A database of internship opportunities. A must register in order to search but it is completely free. They also offer a email newsletter with advice and tips.
Action Without Borders Find volunteer and internship positions all over the world.
Compare Financial Aid Offers This tool provided by US News helps you compare multiple financial aid offers and to calculate the bottom line.
FastWeb A giant scholarship search engine. Register and they will email you information about scholarships for which you qualify.
FinAid Everything you need to know about financial aid. A good one-stop shopping site.
FAFSA The application for federal financial aid. You must fill it out to qualify for any federal financial aid, including Pell Grants, Stafford and Perkins loans.
Nellie Mae A student loan provider. Also has good information on all things money related. Definitely check out their calculators.
College Board This section of the College Board's website provides a lot of good information on paying for college including general information and tips, a calendar of what to do and when to do it, loan information, aid award comparisons, and calculators.
The Federal Trade Commission Scholarship Scam Check this site before you pay for any scholarship information. There are many scams out there and if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.
Financial information for international students This website offers a lot of good information for international students, including everything you need to know about financing your study in the United States.
The Princeton Review Princeton Review offers good general financial aid information including a list of the Best Bargains, a scholarship search, and advice on filling out the FAFSA and CSS PROFILE forms.
Wired Scholar A service offered by SallieMae, which is a student loan provider. This site has good general information on financing a college education and includes a scholarship search. You can sign up for newsletters with tips and information.
The United Negro College Fund Scholarship information for students of color.