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Juniors and Seniors! Use the following Web resources to help you with your most important research project yet--your college decision. Remember, you are not alone. While you can cover much ground on the Web, you'll definitely want to visit your guidance counselor for advice and help with the application process . And make it a family project. You'll want to involve your parents early on! Guidance Department Website

General Information
Shmoop College 101
US News College Page

Interactive Search Tools

If you don't have a clue about which schools best meet your needs, in terms of academics, selectivity, diversity, environment, costs, distance, etc, start with an interactive search.

Student Reviews

Comparing your Selections

Keep on Schedule/Misc.

Use these planning tools to make sure you don't miss important opportunities and deadlines.



These gateway sites provide easy access to the home pages of all the universities, where you can get tons of background information, download applications, even apply online.

Virtual Tours - The Multimedia Experience

Take a tour of the campus of your choice. Many include cams, video, photos, and maps.


Don't miss these valuable forms. The Common Application is accepted by a growing number of institutions. FAFSA is required for most college aid applications if you are seeking aid. The PROFILE OnLine is used in addition to the FAFSA by scholarship services and a number of private schools.

Essay Help

Your essay is a critical component of your application. It offers you an opportunity to make your personal voice heard, to separate yourself from thousands of other applicants.

Ranking the Schools

If you value the opinions of experts, check out how your schools stack up.


These sites offer another way of ranking schools by providing detailed campus crime statistics

Career Advice

For many students the college choice is closely tied to your career choice. The following sites will help you explore careers and majors.

Career Inventories

Special Interests

For some students the college choice may be tied to religious, racial, or social interests.

For College Bound Athletes

  • NCAA Online An annotated list of free and fee-based services
  • NAII National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

Two Year and Technical Schools

Campus Newspapers: Get the Scoop

On campus climate as reported by students

Financial Aid

Resume Links