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College Application Resources

College Blue Book - School descriptions, costs, and entrance requirements.

National Association for College Admission Counseling - Guides to help parents and students navigate each step of the college search.

bigfuture from The College Board - Review the application process.


College Rankings

US News and World Report College Rankings - Yearly rankings by type of college and areas of study.

Princeton Review College Rankings - Lists from the annual "Best Colleges" book including the top 20 colleges in 62 categories.

Forbes America’s Top Colleges - Updated annually.


Financial Aid and Loans

FAFSA - Complete the application for federal student aid.

Federal Student Aid - What you need to know about preparing for college and financial aid.

Scholarship Search at CareerOneStop - Sponsored by the US Department of Labor, search more than 7,000 scholarships, fellowships, loans, and other financial aid opportunities.

Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans - Current information on sources of financial aid.
 


Standardized Test Resources

BrainFuse - Take ACT and SAT tests online, and receive results instantly. Choose full-length or individual subject tests.

LearnATest - ACT, SAT, and Advanced Placement (AP) online tests. Study skills and strategies and eCourses are also available.


Study Tips

College Study Tips - Study Skills - Useful study tips and strategies, including finding your individual learning style and choosing the best study environment.

Tips for Effective Study - College of DuPage - How to get the most out of lectures, tips for successful studying, and getting prepared on test day.


Tips for Dorm Life

9 Tips to Survive Dorm Life - Turn your dorm room into your home!

30 Things You Need to Know About Dorm Life - Practical advice on money, safety, and socializing.

Pinterest - Dorm Decorating Ideas - A million ideas for room layout, furniture, and decorations!


District 99

Downers Grove North College and Career Information

Downers Grove South College Application Process