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04 Aug, 2009

25 Free Admissions Resources for College Students

Posted by: Parker In: Admissions

Hey All! This is a guest post by Karen Schweitzer – enjoy!

The college application process is exciting, difficult, and often times stressful. Fortunately, there are many free online resources that are specifically designed to help students get into their school of choice. Here is a list of 25 admissions resources that would be useful to almost any prospective student:

CollegeBoard – CollegeBoard offers tools and expert advice to help students choose a school, get organized, find financing, and fill out applications.

CollegeAdmissionsWeb.com – This college admissions site provides students with all the information they need to find and select a college. Students can find basic admissions information, admissions requirements, preparation tips, and more.

About College Admissions – The About.com Guide to College Admissions provides students with an admissions timeline, essays help, test prep information, and other application resources.

HowToGetIn.com – This Edvisors Company provides an online search engine to help students find the best college and program. Other features include a college admissions blog, college preparation tips, and an admissions forum.

College Confidential – College Confidential is an online community for prospective college students. The site offers discussion forums, rankings, virtual campus tours, college search engines, and an “ask the dean” feature.

CollegeAdmissionsInfo – Devoted entirely to the college admissions process, this site offers plenty of resources for students, including articles, exclusive interviews, admissions news, and an “ask an admissions consultant” section.

QuintCareers.com – Quintessential Careers features a number of articles for college bound students. Articles cover college planning, applications, essay writing, and college recommendations.

My College Guide – My College Guide features tools and tips to help students get into college. The site gives students a look into the admission process, scholarships and loans, career choices, and application requirements.

College.gov This U.S. Department of Education site offers students the information and tools they need for finding schools, taking tests, and applying to college.

College Answer – College Answer offers students a unique glimpse into preparing, selecting, applying, and paying for college. The site also provides tools and tips for submitting applications, letters of recommendation, interviews, essays, and much more.

Campus Compare – Campus Compare features a wide range of information for prospective college students. They have a neat college search engine as well as a unique college comparison tool that helps students compare different schools side by side.

Peterson’s – Peterson’s is one of the most popular education resources on the Internet. This site offers college search tools, an online book store, articles, scholarship search engines, test prep info, and college application resources.

Students.gov – This U.S. government site is made for students who want to learn more about admissions testing, financial aid, and career development.

GoCollege – Created in 1997, GoCollege is a comprehensive resource for college bound students. This site offers information on college admissions, college majors, college prep, and education options. GoCollege also hosts an easy-to-use college grant and scholarship search engine.

Campus Tours – Campus Tours works with a wide range of colleges and universities to provide virtual tours for students. Taking these tours is a great way for students to learn more about the colleges they are applying to.

CollegeView – CollegeView is a college finder and recruiting service that provides information about college programs, the application and admissions process, financial aid, and other topics that would be of interest to prospective college students.

Education Index – The Education Index provides advice for college admissions, tips for applying to college, and other application resources.

FastWeb – FastWeb features a wide variety of articles for students applying to college in addition to checklists, a glossary, calendar, and much more.

College Interview – This guide for college interviews provides tips, preparation tools, research material, sample questions and answers, attire advice, and several other resources.

ECampusTours.com – ECampusTours.com features virtual campus tours to help students choose the perfect college. The site also provides articles and information on college applications.

ApplyWise – ApplyWise has free podcasts that offer admissions advice to college bound students. Episodes provide news, advice, and tips from experts in admissions and financial aid.

CollegeData – This site offers a unique college admissions tracker for students who want to see how they measure up against fellow applicants.

WritingHelp-Central – WritingHelp-Central provides several resources that students can use to improve their admissions essay. Resources include essay terminology, requirements, and proofreading tips.

Campus Explorer – The Campus Explorer is an excellent online tool for students who are choosing a college, preparing for an interview, or writing essays. The tool allows you to learn about different colleges through photos, videos, and articles.

OfftoCollege.com – The OfftoCollege.com site provides students with smart college planners and resources. This is a great place for students to map out their college admissions plan, learn about financial aid, and track applications.

Guest post from education writer Karen Schweitzer. Karen is the About.com Guide to Business School. She also writes for OnlineCollege.org, a site that provides information about attending college online.

3 Responses to "25 Free Admissions Resources for College Students"

1 | Milcah

August 13th, 2009 at 2:09 am

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Wow! Just wanted to say thank you for being so thorough and caring enough about your blog readers to take out the time you did to provide all of the information that you provided above. This is really great and useful info that you shared here. I’m off to take a look at a couple of these site now. Thanks again.

2 | emily

October 19th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

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Thank you SO much for these. I’m applying now and have mainly been using AcceptEdge.com to help match my profile to potential schools for me. You guys should check it out too!

3 | ashlee

October 21st, 2009 at 3:21 pm

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i heard about acceptedge too I’ll use it before the nov 1st deadline! thanks

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