Counseling Department

Search for a college, find scholarships, get information about financial aid and find SAT/ACT prep resources

 

COLLEGE SEARCH

College Board
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/college-search?navid=gh-cs

Peterson’s
http://www.petersons.com/college-search.aspx

CollegeView
http://www.collegeview.com/collegesearch/index.jsp

CollegeXpress
http://try.collegexpress.com/find-the-right-college/?gclid=CIKjz8SYicECFa1m7AodKi8ANw

Fast Web!
http://colleges.fastweb.com/

SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH
Fast Web!
http://www.fastweb.com/college-scholarships

College Board
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search

Peterson’s
http://www.petersons.com/college-search/scholarship-search.aspx


COLLEGE RANKINGS

 The Princeton Review Best Colleges

 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges


FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES
FAFSA   https://fafsa.ed.gov/

Federal Student Aid https://www.studentaid.ed.gov/

FinAid!  http://www.finaid.org/

College Board   https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college

SAT/ACT RESOURCES
SAT Podcasts from CCBOE http://www.ccboe.com/community/students/sat.php

 

SAT Information and Registratioin  http://sat.collegeboard.org/home

SAT Prep http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice

SAT Prep  http://www.khanacademy.org

ACT Information and Registration  http://www.actstudent.org

ACT Prep http://www.actstudent.org/testprep/

SAT/ACT Prep  www.prepfactory.com

What's the Difference Between the SAT and ACT? 

 

SAT

ACT

  WHY TAKE IT?

Colleges use SAT scores for admissions and merit-based scholarships.

Colleges use ACT scores for admissions and merit-based scholarships.

  TEST STRUCTURE

Math

Reading

Writing and Language

Essay (Optional)

Math

Reading

English

Science

Eassy (Optional)

  LENGTH

3 hours (without essay)

3 hours, 50 minutes (with essay)

2 hours, 55 minutes (without essay)

3 hours, 40 minutes (with essay)

  READING 5 reading passages 4 reading passages
  SCIENCE None 1 science section testing critical thinking skills (not your scientific knowledge)
  MATH

Arithmetic

Algebra I & II

Geometry

Trigonometry

Data Analysis

Arithmetic

Algebra I & II

Geometry

Trigonometry

  TOOLS Some math questions doln't allow you to use a calculator. You can use a calculator on all math questions.
  ESSAYS Optional:  The essay will test your comprehension of a source of text. Optional:  The essay will test how well you evaluate and analyze complex issues.
  HOW IT'S SCORED Scored on a scale of 400-1600 Scored on a scale of 1-36