Looking for one spot where you can easily access the most important links to college applications and related resources? Here you go!
– can be used for over 900 colleges and universities. The majority of private schools and many public institutions use this application. Note that many schools have a supplemental application found on the platform that students will need to complete.
– can be used for 150+ colleges and universities. Only one school is “Coalition exclusive” – Univ. of Washington, Seattle. Students can store documents, artwork, and video content in their Digital Locker, beginning in freshman year.
– can be used for 65 member HBCUs. Cost is $20 and students can apply to as many of the schools as they would like, ranking their top four choices.
United Kingdom schools:
– (some, like St. Andrews, accept the Common Application)
Note that there are some schools that require their own application for admission. Examples include, , and many regional colleges and universities.
College Admission Testing
(up to date list of test-optional/blind schools)
– all students seeking aid MUST complete this form
– supplemental aid form required by some private and public institutions
– comprehensive financial aid website including a financial aid calculator
Financial Tools for Students
– Google “name of school + CDS” and find a list of factors that a particular school takes into account when evaluating applicants
General College Search Resources
: fun and simple way for students to research colleges
– good information about the college process as well as CTCL schools
– online version of the Fiske Guide where you can research schools, create lists and track deadlines ($20)
College List Building Tools
– awesome search tool for low-income/first gen students
– great first step to building a college list
– tool to help Black students build their college lists
– searchable database of HBCU academic programs
– guide for first-generation college students and their families
– resources for the LGBTQ+ community
– learn more about options for female-identified students
– learn more about options for male-identified students
– list and descriptions of tribal colleges and universities
– list of U.S. based institutions
Resources for Undocumented Students
Virtual Campus Visits
In addition, many colleges/universities now have their own campus tours listed on their websites
Gap Year Opportunities and Summer Programs
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