College Planning Resources

Visit these Web sites for information about course requirements, choosing a college, majors and careers, applying to college and more!

The Importance of Continuing Your Education

Ten Ways School Prepares You for the Work World

Hispanic Scholarship Fund — a variety of resources for students and families

Why Get a College Degree? From the College Board


How to Prepare for Postsecondary Education

The AES Education Planner – also available en Español

The College Board: “Planning for College” section is full of useful advice and guides

Mapping Your Future

The Stanford Bridge Project: 10 Misconceptions About College

Peterson’s Planning Timelines

U.S. Department of Education “Help Your Child” Series

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Resources

Selecting a College

The College Navigator – also available en Español

Center for Student Opportunity (CSO) College Center

The College Board’s College Search

My College Options

Hobson’s College View Campus Life Section

Virtual online tours of college campuses


The Application Process

Associated Colleges of the Midwest Information for High School Students and Counselors

College Board Academic Tracker

The College Board Application Main Page’s Prepare and Apply Page

Hobson’s College View Application Section

The Common Application — used by nearly 350 colleges and universities