Commonwealth students and their families receive unusually close and individual guidance through the often-stressful college search. With the help of their faculty advisor as well as the School's college advisors, students consider what sort of college or university will suit them best. College essays evolve through multiple versions. This procedure enables each student to clarify perceptions and experiences and express them in his or her unique voice.
Peterson's College Planner Surveys, articles, and tips to help you through the application process. Of course, there's also ample opportunity to buy Peterson's products, but you don't need to buy anything to use this site.
College Source One of the Boston Public Library's electronic databases (so you will need your BPL card to log in from home), it offers the full text of college catalogs from 21,529 colleges.
Sloan Cornerstone Center If you are considering a career in science, look at this site. There is a section on Universities and Pre-College Ideas.
SATs & APs
College Board In addition to gathering information, you need to sign up for the SATs (dates, applications, fee information). This site offers a college search engine as well as tips for the college application process.
ACT Information about the ACT, an alternative to the SAT.
LearnATest Scroll down through the education databases from the BPL to find LearnATest, which will give you test prep materials and interactive practice exams for the SAT.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
FAFSA on the Web Online application for and information about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
Broke Scholar Princeton Review's scholarship search, which gives as well information on filing for financial aid.