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Applying to College

This page provides you with some great resources and information as you look at preparing for your college search.

College Board

College Board has an abundance of resources when it comes to searching for colleges. College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. On this website, you can get assistance with college planning, college searching, searching for scholarships, find ways to prepare for the SAT, creating a CSS profile, and much more...


The SAT, Scholastic Aptitude Test is a standardized test widely used for college admissions within the United States. The purpose of the SAT is to measure a high school student's readiness for college and provide colleges with one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants. The SAT takes three hours to finish.


The ACT test covers four academic skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and scientific reasoning. It also offers an optional writing test. The test is 2 hours and 55 minutes long. If you choose to take the ACT with Essay, the test will be 3 hours and 35 minutes long.


Naviance is an online portfolio that helps students organize and plan their high school careers as well as prepare for college. Naviance allows students to learn about their strengths and reflect on their interests. Assessments provide suggestions on how to apply personality traits and learning styles in class, in addition to helping students discover career options based on their interests and strengths.

Common Application

"Common App is a free college application tool designed to make applying to college faster and easier. With Common App, you only need to use one system to apply to multiple colleges and universities. There are two main parts you fill out: a set of common questions and each college’s own specific questions. The best part is you only have to fill out the common questions one time!

There are over 900 colleges and universities that use the common application."

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