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College Search and College Locator, Tests and Applications

  • American School Search- American School Search is a comprehensive online resource designed specifically for prospective college students and their parents.

  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities - - Member institutions and non-members may access this site for information about the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, 200 + member institutions, and the resources, publications and programs offered by the Association in support of Catholic higher education.

  • Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities - - search for the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States are located in 19 states across the country

  • Big Future

  • Campus Climate Index - - The LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate Index is a vital tool for assisting campuses in learning ways to improve their LGBT campus life and ultimately shape the educational experience to be more inclusive, welcoming and respectful of LGBT and Ally people.

  • College Net - - College Search

  • College View - - College Search

  • Colleges of Distinction - a college guide with a unique approach. Instead of looking for the richest or the most famous schools, we ask about what really matters:  Which colleges are the best places to learn, to grow, and to succeed?

  • Colleges that Change Lives - - a dynamic group of 44 colleges

  • Commonapp.org - One application that will work for  nearly 300 colleges.

  • Fair Test - National Center for Fair & Open Testing--there are now over 800 colleges that are test-optional. This site lists them along with information about tests

  • Free Practice Tests- Your Source for Free Online Practice Tests

  • Global Computing--Colleges and Universities - - links to all colleges and universities in the United States

  • HECA -  Higher Education Consultants Association

  • Hillel - - Hillel's Guide to Jewish Life on College Campuses

  • Learning Disabilities Association of America

  • Petersons - - College Search

  • The National Catholic College Admission Association - - Search for Catholic Colleges

  • National Center for Learning Disabilities - - Online resources for parents, educators, and individuals with learning disabilities

  • NCAA - Information for prospective college athletes. Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse for D-1 & D-2 colleges

  • Niche -- Formerly College Prowler Niche is transforming the way people make big life decisions. By providing reviews and insight from everyday experts, we make choosing a neighborhood, college, or K-12 school a more transparent process. Founded in 2002 by Carnegie Mellon University students as CollegeProwler.com, we’ve since grown into one of the largest content startups in the country. We’re obsessed with providing students, families, and professionals with best-in-class content and deep insight into big life decisions. Every year, we help millions of people find their niche and thrive within it.

  • Western Undergraduate Exchange Program - A reduced tuition program for students living in Western states who want to attend public colleges in other western states. .

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Washington Trails Association- - Volunteer Vacations for high school students

  • YMCA of Seattle- - Help make your community a better place through the YMCA. By giving your time, you join seven generations of visionary citizens who have helped the YMCA to address our community's evolving needs.

  • Teens in Public Service- - Teens In Public Service (TIPS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that offers youth, ages 15-19, rewarding and life changing work in the form of paid community service internships.

  • The Road Less Traveled- - For fifteen years they have educated youth to believe in themselves and their individual and collective abilities to shape the future

  • Zoo Corps recruits interested teens from diverse backgrounds to help the zoo provide conservation education for all ages, especially young children. Public speaking, performance skills, and an interest in educating younger children and families about animals, nature and conservation are desirable. Training in these areas is provided.

  • Student Conservation Association -The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is a non-profit group in the United States whose mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of our environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land through service opportunities, outdoor skills, and leadership training. www.thesca.org

Financial Aid

  • Check to see if a scholarship is legitimate

  • CollegeXpress

  • GET Program (Guaranteed Education Tuition Program)--www.get.wa.gov
    GET is Washington state's 529 prepaid college tuition program. With GET, the state of Washington guarantees that the money you save for your child's college education will keep pace with rising college tuition.
    The governor and Legislature created GET to help families like yours save for college. Today GET is the nation's fastest-growing prepaid college tuition program, with 106,000 Washington families having opened accounts.

  • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) All students interested in financial aid for college will need to complete this form.

  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE--Many of the member colleges, universities, graduate and professional schools, and scholarship programs use the information collected on PROFILE to help them award nonfederal student aid funds.

  • Meritaid.com

  • College Planning Network. Local scholarship sources.

  • www.discovernursing.com Links to nursing scholarships

  • Gates Millennium Scholarship Program

  • AmeriCorps national service program. Tuition assistance.

  • Washington State Scholarship Coalition

 

 

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