Standardized Testing

ACT Tests – American College Testing

SAT and SAT Subject Tests – Scholastic Assessment Test

Advanced Placement – Rigorous high school courses

International Baccalaureate – IB Courses and Diploma

Khan Academy – Free online tutoring and test preparation


Common Application – Apply to 750 member institutions

Coalition Application – Apply to 140 member institutions

California State Universities Application – Apply to California State Universities

University of California Application – Apply to the University of California

UK Universities – UK National University Application System

College Information

College Data – Federal college data

College Navigator – Federal college data

College Scorecard – Federal college data

Colleges That Change Lives – Unique colleges

Unigo – School reviews and information

Niche – School reviews and information

Cappex – School reviews and information

Campus Safety Data – U.S. Department of Education crime data

Scholarships and Financial Aid

FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid

FAFSA4caster – Free Application for Federal Student Aid Forecaster

CSS Profile – Fee-based financial aid application required by many private colleges

Seattle Promise – Open to students graduating from high schools in the Seattle School District.

Washington College Grant – Available to all Washington State residents on a sliding scale of household income.

WUE – Western Undergraduate Exchange

FastWeb – Private scholarship search engine

Chegg – Private scholarship search engine


IECA – Independent Educational Consultants Association

HECA – Higher Education Consultants Association

NACAC – National Association for College Admission Consulting

NCAA – National Collegiate Athletic Association


Financial Aid at International Universities

 Canadian Universities

 UK Universities



 Republic of Ireland

 Europe: General