College Resources

Recommended References Before College

Here is a list of recommended college references, and useful websites, that will shed light on your college and career search. These are a few small steps that will have big effects on your next level of education.

Books for College Research
  • Colleges That Change Lives By: Loren Pope
  • College Handbook By: The College Board
  • The Insiders Guide to The Colleges By: Yale Daily News Staff
  • Fiske Guide To Colleges By: Edward B. Fiske

Counseling Recommended Books

  • College Admissions By: Robin Mamlet and Christine Vandevelde
  • I'm Going to College-Not You! By: Jennifer Delahunty
  • Less Stress, More Success: A New Approach to Guiding Your Teen Through College By: Marilee Jones
  • College Unranked: Ending the College Admissions Frenzy By: Lloyd Thacker

Web Based Resources

College and IB

IB College Credit Database

College And Careers

Naviance Family Connection

College research and tracking. Requires login information from the school.


Research colleges, majors and financial aid.

College Board

An organization that connects students to colleges and opportunities. Register online for the SAT.


A guide to more than 4,600 schools.

U.S. News & World Report

Best college rankings in U.S. News and World Report, with admissions information.

Historically Black Colleges & Universities

Virtual Campus Tours

A source for college campus tours.

Go See College

A college trip planner.

The Common Application

A common application form for over 300 colleges.

Financial Aid


Information on Louisiana’s Tuition Opportunity Program for Students

Financial Aid Guide

U.S. Dept. of Education resources on financial aid

College Scholarships and Financial Aid Page

Easy access to information on colleges, scholarships and SAT and ACT test preparation.


A database of more than 180,000 scholarships, grants, fellowships, and loans.

The FAFSA Express

Download a free financial aid application.

CSS Profile On-Line

The form many private colleges require, in addition to the FAFSA, for those applying for financial aid.

College Answer

A database for scholarship searches and information concerning financial aid.

The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid

A database for resources to explain your financial aid package and help students calculate final cost of attendance.

Black Excel: The College Help Network

A scholarship service for African-Americans

Scholarship Scam Page

Federal Trade Commission info about scholarship scams

Sallie Mae Financial Aid Information

A multi-purpose lending service which helps students secure loans. The CASHE scholarship search can be accessed through this site.

Scholarships and Financial Aid For Minorities

Student Financial Aid Search Engine: Find & Apply for Financial Aid to Pay for College

Scholarships to Help International Students Afford U.S. Colleges

“No Essay” College Scholarship

United Negro College Fund Scholarships

Scholarship America Scholarships

College Athletics

NCAA Online

Information about playing sports at the NCAA Division I, II, or III college level.

Test Preparation

ACT Home Page

FAQs about ACT; strategies & sample questions.

College Board SAT Test Center

SAT preparation and practical questions.


Air Force ROTC


Marine ROTC