Preparing Your Child for College
A guide for parents as well as students
Colleges and Universities
Alphabetical listing by State
BestSchoolsUSA provides comprehensive information on: applying to
colleges, application and admission requirements and procedures, college
admissions criteria and the weight allotted by various colleges to grades,
AP courses, SAT, ACT, sports, volunteer work, essays, references, etc.
The web site also has tips on choosing colleges, preparing college applications,
writing essays, getting recommendation letters, preparing for interviews, etc.
Their comprehensive surveys provide answers which colleges themselves gave
on application and admission requirements and procedures.
Campus Tours: Virtual College Tours!
CampusTours is the definitive online source for virtual college tours, interactive maps,
college webcams, QuickTime VR tours, campus movies and pictures. Every day
thousands of prospective students visit CampusTours to take virtual excursions of
colleges across the United States.
The College Board
Founded in 1900, the College Board is a not-for-profit educational association that
supports academic preparation and transition to higher education for students around
the world through the ongoing collaboration of its member schools, colleges, universities,
educational systems, and organizations.
College Bound Network
Provides advice and resources on money, technology, sports recruiting, applications, and more.
CollegeProfiles.com features in-depth college profiles with information about academic
programs, athletics, campus life, facilities, expenses, financial aid and much more.
A searchable database for more than 3,700 colleges, as well as links to
virtual reality campus tours.
Includes information on eligibility requirements for Division I and II colleges,
recruiting policies, and NCAA Clearinghouse information.
A searchable database of vocational schools and careers and financial aid.
Peterson's College Information
Peterson's plays host to one of the web's most comprehensive education sites.
Gather information on everything from accredited online courses to financial aid programs.
Peterson's Two and Four Year College Information
A listing of two and four year colleges by alphabetic sorting, by geographic region, and by major.
The Princeton Review:Choosing a College
Things to consider when choosing a college.
U.S. Department of Education: Think College
The Think College web site has been designed to provide information on educational
opportunities beyond high school for learners of all ages.
WhatsNextIllinois.org is an online portal providing comprehensive career and college access tools.
This site assists high school students with planning for the future and other guidance issues