Choosing a college is a big decision. The best help on the Internet for students who plan to attend a college in the United States of America, Canada or Puerto Rico is www.collegeboard.com
. Students can search an online database of more than 3,800 colleges and universities by name, location, major, cost, or more. They can register for the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)
, see a schedule of upcoming test dates, and learn how to get and send test scores to the colleges of their choice.
One particular feature my own students find helpful is the MatchMaker
, which generates a list of colleges that match a student preferences, like:
Two-year vs. Four-year college?
Public vs. Private?
Tuition and fees?
Financial aid for International Students?
Another favorite feature of mine is the SAT Question of the Day
, which will email you an actual math, writing, or critical reading question from a previous SAT exam. Students can also prepare for the college entrance exam with The Official SAT Study Guide
published by College Board (click on link below to read Shvoong review).
This website by College Board also has helpful articles on the application process and essay writing tips. There are tips just for Parents, such as where to find college scholarships, and for Professionals like teachers, counselors and financial aid staff.
Overall this website very user friendly and offers a wide range of information. Highly recommended!
About the Organization
The College Board is a national nonprofit membership association whose mission is to prepare, inspire, and connect freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the association is composed of more than 4,300 schools, colleges, universities, and other educational organizations. Each year, the College Board serves over three million students and their parents, 23,000 high schools, and 3,500 colleges through major programs and services in college admissions, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and teaching and learning.