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Find Your College Fit:​

Admissions Details Chart - ​Before you start your college search, use this chart as a Google sheets template, download it as an excel spreadsheet, or print it out. The Admissions Details Chart is a great tool for organizing admissions requirements (such as deadline, minimum GPA, SAT or ACT scores, and more) for colleges you may be applying to. ​You can also use this Safety-Match-Reach School Worksheet​​​ to organize the schools you apply to based on how close college admissions requirements match your academic criteria. 

Arizona College and Career G​uide - This guide, provided by the Arizona Commission for postsecondary education, a current and comprehensive online listing of all public and licensed institutions in the state of Arizona including degree and program information.​​

​​​​ - This site is designed for use by students transferring within Arizona's public institutions of higher education community colleges, tribal colleges, and state universities and by the advisors and faculty who assist them.

 - A college preparati​on s​​ite provided by The College Board.

Bridging Success​
 - This program specializes in providing campus support to meet the unique needs of alumni of foster care. They will help you navigate your higher education while providing continuous support until the day you graduate and receive your diploma!

College Greenli​ght
 - A platform tha​​​t provides support to stude​nts through the college search and application process, featuring "best fit" college lists, customized college profiles, and a scholarship database.

College Navigator​
 - This is an interactive website that allows you to explore and compare features of different institutions including programs and majors, admissions considerations, estimated student expenses, campus crime statistics and more.

College Scorecard​
 - This Scorecard highlights key indicators about the cost and value of institutions across the country to help students choose a school that is well-suited to meet their needs, priced affordably, and is consistent with their educational and career goals.

CollegeView - This site contains hundreds of articles pertaining to the college planning process, along with over 4,000 college-specific information pages​.

Start N​ow
 - Your quick guide to preparing for UA, NAU, and ASU, in English and Spanish.

Maricopa Community Colleges Transfer Center
 - This website lists the universities that are transfer partners with Maricopa Community Colleges and even provides the approximate cost of tuition for each school. ​​

Yellow Ribbon Program Schools for Post-9/11 ​Veterans​ - ​​A provision of the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill that allows degree-granting colleges and universities to help qualifying veterans pay tuition costs exceeding the G.I. Bill's usual cap for graduate, private or out-of-state institutions.​​


Explore College Majors and Careers​:

AZCIS - The Arizona Career Information System is a tool which helps students create an Education and Career Action Plan. Use "Just Browsing" to start your plan!

 -  A site sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor and includes career aptitude/interest assessments, job searches, information on apprenticeships, vocational training, education necessary for different career fields, and wages and salaries for different types of jobs.

iseek Career Assess​ment​
- ​​A career cluster interest survey designed to help match students of all ages to different career possibilities through their interests. ​

m​​e3 - An online quiz designed to help match middle school and high school students with potential career and degree options. In addition, this tool provides information about which classes to take in high school to prepare students to get into the right major and also provides information about job types including average salaries.

O*Net OnLine
 - This website offers tools for career exploration, has detailed descriptions of occupations, the skills needed, job analysis, and more.


Find the Funding:

2018 Federal Incom​e Tax Calculator​

ASU Financial Aid​
 - ​​​Learn about the types of funding ASU offers in the form of grants, scholarships, federal work-study, loans, and outside resources​. ​​​

College Goal FAFSA - Arizona's College Goal FAFSA is agrant-funded statewide initiative that provides free information to Arizona students and families seeking college financial aid.​

College Preparation Chec​klist​
- An education guide provided by the US Department of Education describing the steps needed for students to get ready for coll

College Up - This website offered by USA Funds offers helpful information on financial aid, including a quiz to help determine wh​​o​​​​se financial information is needed on the FAFSA.

Financial Aid for Foster Youth
- This​​​ webs​​​​ite of​​​fers information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities for foster youth as well as other great resources.

Higher Education Opportunity Act Information on College Costs - You will find information about tuition and net costs at postse​condary institutions.

Make me a Freshman​ - This free checklist for applying to college gives you the specific requirements and deadlines for your chosen colleges and financial aid. Plus, counselors can track their students' progress.​

- Helps students in 9th-12th grades to discover colleges and earn "Micro-scholarships" for academic and extracurricular achievements throughout high school. When you add achievements to your Portfolio on, you could be eligible to earn Micro-scholarships towards their partner colleges. These achievements can include good grades, participating in clubs, playing on a sports team, volunteering or even starting a club. This can also include AP or IB courses, honors classes, and college-level courses, too.​

Scholarship Opportunities for High Achieving Arizona Students- High achieving Arizona students should reference this handout to start looking for scholarships and learn what they need to do to qualify.

Top-Ranked Schools that Meet 100% Financial Need with Need-Based Aid - High Achieving Students should reference this list of top-ranked schools which claim to meet 100% of a students' financial need with need-based institutional aid. Be aware that depending on their income and academic standing, students may also qualify for need-based and merit-based institutional aid at in-state universities.


Prepare for the ACTPSAT or SAT:​

Test Taking Strategies Worksheet​- Review College Depot's Test Taking Strategies Worksheet for tips on preparing for your tests.

Khan Academy​- a joint SAT P​​rep and SAT test feature, brought to you by Khan Academy and

LearningExpress Library - (Library card required if accessing from a computer outside of the librar
 - Free SAT, ACT, and GRE prep.

Peterson's Test Prep - This site has the most common standardized tests for students going to college: SAT, ACT, PSAT, SAT Subject Tests*, AP Exams*, CLEP Tests*, TOEFL, and the GED test. Use the resources and articles to get prepared.

SAT vs. ACT Handout​​​​​​ - Comparison of SAT and ACT plus registration dates and deadlines.

Test Prep Practice - This site provides a large variety of practice tests for the college bound.​

Varsity T​utors - This site provides ​free learning tools ​to help you improve your abilities in a variety of areas for numerous tests (Accuplacer, ACT/SAT, GED, GMAT, GRE, LSAT and more). Varsity tutors offers diagnostic tests, practice tests, flashcards, and example content to help you with specific concepts within these tests.


Stand Out from the Crowd​​​​ Blayz's mission is to reduce student debt before it even happens. The goal is to help you find your passions BEFORE youget to college, so you don't have to waste time and money trying to figure it out then. Explore your interests through internships, workshops, and volunteering opportunities, learn about money saving tips, and more.

KnowHow2Go ​​KnowHow2Go is a campaign designed to encourage students and veterans to prepare for college. Explore this site to learn more about the steps you need to be college-ready. 


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