You are a high school sophomore and college/career seems remotely in the future. But, that will soon change when you enter your junior year, as achieving your best grades and taking your first college entrance examinations will take place early on your college preparation agenda. You will also begin to consider colleges, a decision that you may finalize early in your senior year. The college planning process will begin once you finish your sophomore year and will end sometime before you graduate from high school.

The Common Application – a not-for-profit organization that serves students and member institutions by providing an admission application – online and in print – that students may submit to any of our 700 members.

The Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success is a group of more than 140 distinguished colleges and universities across the U.S. that joined together to increase students’ access to higher education.

Coalition for Access Affordability and Success logo

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OhioMeans Jobs - Click here for a video describing this college and career website provided by the state of Ohio. 

Big Future by The College Board – online college search

ACT - Register and prepare for this college assessment test.

The College Board (SAT) – college search, college applications, scholarship search, career search, college board test dates and online SAT registration. - Get the most up-to-date info about the military as a career or as a supplement to help with college finances. 


Ohio Higher Ed – the university system of Ohio

Ohio’s Public Universities – links to the most up-to-date information for Ohio’s public universities

Ohio’s Private Colleges and Universities – most up to date information for Ohio’s private colleges and universities

College Navigator – Online search to find the right college for you

College View – includes career center, college search and financial aid help

My College Tour Guide – virtual tours, open house schedules, campus maps of U.S. colleges and universities – A smart college planning guide and tips

Peterson’s – Comprehensive guide to college information

Princeton Review – Find and apply to the right school, raise your test scores and the latest news on your college search. – career exploration and news resource

Fair Opportunity Project – comprehensive application, financial aid and selection resource

Right Fit College - presentation about finding the right fit college

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Guide to Visiting and Choosing a College -