• How do I become a student athlete?
  • What is amateur status?
  • Can I be paid or accept sponsorships for playing sports and still be a student athlete?
  • National Letter of Intent - Information about signing dates
  • NCAA Eligibility Center - Official website that provide high school student athletes with all of the tools and information they need in order to begin their college experience
  • NAIA Eligibility Center - Provides high school student athletes with all of the information they need to play college athletics at an NAIA school


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  • How am I going to afford college?
  • Where is the best place to look for scholarships?
  • Should I apply for the FAFSA?
  • What is the CSS/Profile?
  • Can international students receive financial aid?
  • CNN Money College Cost Estimator - College cost and affordability resource
  • College Reality Check - College cost and affordability resource
  • CSS Profile On-line - Many of the member colleges, universities, graduate and professional schools, and scholarship programs use the information collected on PROFILE in addition to the FAFSA to help them award student aid funds
  • Fastweb Scholarship Search - Matches students to relevant scholarship opportunities.
  • Federal Student Aid PIN - Source of information for the Federal Student Aid PIN which is required when applying for federal student aid
  • FinAid - Provides comprehensive financial aid information
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - Official Department of Education website of the FAFSA
  • Merit Aid - A comprehensive directory of merit and academic scholarships from colleges across the country
  • Office of Federal Student Aid - Department of Education’s site for free information on federal financial aid for college


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  • Do gap years help or hurt my chances of getting in to college?
  • How do I plan a gap year?
  • - Information on summer and gap-year options
  • NACAC Gap Year - Gap year advice from the National Association of College Admissions Counseling


  • What schools provide the most help for special needs students?
  • AHEAD - Association on Higher Ed and Disability
  • Learning Disabilities Association of America - News, events, information, resources and referral services
  • NCLD - National Center for Learning Disabilities
  • NATSAP - National Association of Theraputic Schools and Programs


  • Where can I find test prep in Chicago?
  • What is the difference between the ACT and SAT?
  • When is the ACT or Sat offered?
  • How do I register for the ACT or SAT?
  • What is the best way to prepare for the ACT or SAT exam?
  • How do ACT and SAT scores translate?
  • How do I submit exam scores to colleges and universities?
  • Can I choose to cancel my ACT or SAT exam scores?
  • Should I take the TOEFL or IELTS exam?
  • ACT - This official site for the ACT exam includes test dates, registration information, score reports and test preparation materials
  • IELTS - Official site for the IELTS
  • Khan Academy - Free video library covering over 3,000 educational topics including every math problem in the College Board's "Official SAT Study Guide"
  • Petersons - Student and parent resources for testing preparation
  • Princeton Review - Student and parent resources for testing preparation
  • SAT, SAT Subject Tests, AP (The College Board) - This official site for the SAT, SAT Subject Tests and AP Exams includes test dates, registration information, score reports and test preparation materials
  • TOEFL - Official site for the TOEFL
  • Book: The Real ACT Prep Guide - The official ACT guide published by the maker of the test
  • Book: The Official SAT Study Guide - The official SAT guide published by the College Board