College Planning Resources

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Recursos de Planificación para la Universidad

Exploring degree programs and careers

MEFA Pathway: Your Plan for the Future
Free, interactive planning tool for students in middle school, high school and beyond, as well as families and school counselors.

University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Career Center, What Can I Do With a Major In…

US Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration, My Next Move

Finding the Right Fit Colleges

Personalized college search app to help students find their right next step

US Department of Education College Scorecard
Search and compare colleges, location, degrees, programs, costs, etc.

US Department of Education’s College Navigator
National Center for Education Statistics

The Common Application
Member organization of more than 1,000 colleges and universities. Students can complete one application for an unlimited number of member institutions.

Common Data Set (CDS)
A number of colleges voluntarily participate in the CDS and post their annual data set on their websites. Data includes enrollment data and breakdowns by various criteria (including race, ethnicity, gender, international), acceptance rates (such as % of freshman accepted), high school rank for their incoming freshman
Find a college’s CDS by searching online for the college name and Common Data Set.

College fairs
National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC)

New England Association of College Admissions Counselors (NEACAC)

State agencies for college planning information

Connecticut Office of Higher Education

Finance Authority of Maine (FAME)

Massachusetts Education Finance Authority (MEFA)

New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF)

Rhode Island Student Loan Authority (RISLA)

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC)

Assessment Tests

Information on more than 1,000 colleges that do not require admissions assessments (SAT, ACT) in all cases.

SAT Assessments: College Board


The Princeton Review
College search, test prep and tutoring

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)


Resources for students with disabilities

Directory of Transition Websites

The National Center for College Students with Disabilities (NCCSD)

National Organizations Working on Disability and Higher Education

National Resources for Students with Disabilities in Higher Education

Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disability