COMPARE & CONTRAST

Learn how to create an individualized study plan at Khan Academy based on your PSAT Scores by linking to your College Board account: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlveV0131Cw&feature=youtu.be

Compare the SAT to the ACT::  http://blog.prepscholar.com/the-new-sat-vs-the-act-a-full-breakdown

Average SAT/ACT statistics by school: https://www.collegetransitions.com/dataverse/entering-class-statistics

Use this calculator to find out where your SAT scores fit in each of 38 Upstate New York school’s admissions profile:http://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/news/2016/02/10/collegecalc.html 

CONTENT REVIEW

Khan Academy offers video tutorials and practice material for the SAT here.A tremendous resource: https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/sat

The ACT now offers a practice platform of its own: https://academy.act.org/

The College Panda is one of my all-time favorite sites. Everybody, no matter their skill level, will find something incredibly useful here: http://thecollegepanda.com/

The Critical Reader is the most comprehensive reading and grammar resource available to students. It offers an exceptional blend of content and presentation thanks to Erica Meltzer, a highly regarded tutor and SAT/ACT test writer: www.thecriticalreader.com/

Start your preparation for the ACT by visiting this site http://www.actstudent.org/testprep/ and following that up by checking out the all the resources found here: http://blog.prepscholar.com/the-best-act-prep-websites-you-should-be-using

 

PRACTICE TEST BANKS

Both Ivy Global and Power Score offer great practice materials, including a solid selection of Official SAT and ACT Practice Tests: http://www.ivyglobal.ca/sat/ and http://www.powerscore.com/sat/help/content_practice_tests.cfm

The SAT – 8 Official Practice Tests:  https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice/full-length-practice-tests

 

FACTS & FIGURES

SAT-ACT Concordance Tables: Compare and/or covert your SAT and ACT Scores:  

https://www.goschoolwise.com/tools/act-sat-conversion

Colleges that “Superscore” the SAT and ACT: http://professionals.collegeboard.com/profdownload/sat-score-use-practices-list.pdf

http://www.collegeadmissionspartners.com/college-testing/colleges-superscore-act/

Admissions Statistics: Regular vs Early Decision

http://inlikeme.com/admission-statistics-acceptance-rates-early-vs-regular/

Colleges and Universities requiring SAT Subject Tests: https://professionals.collegeboard.com/testing/sat-subject/about/institutions

“Show me the Money” –MeritAid is a comprehensive directory of merit scholarships and academic scholarships from colleges across the country: https://www.meritaid.com/

FastWeb is probably the most popular scholarship matching and college search service on the web. You'll need to set up an account, but it's well worth it. A dynamite resource worth checking out ASAP: http://www.fastweb.com/

 

COMPARING COLLEGES

Unigo helps connects people with the right educational opportunities to achieve their future goals. Every month, Unigo helps millions of students research colleges, scholarships, internships, and careers: https://www.unigo.com/

Cappex is a database of college profiles, admission facts, and majors that helps students select their preferred university: https://www.cappex.com/

College simply allows you to compare cost and admission statistics to simplify your college search: http://www.collegesimply.com/

NICHE is a very user-friendly site with a clean and simple interface where you can explore college rankings, reviews and statistics, in addition to fantastic scholarship information. Worth bookmarking: https://niche.com/ 

COLLEGE PLANNING

Start the process early with this indispensable guide to college planning and funding:

http://www.haykelgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/college-access.pdf

Big Future has a tremendous amount of information to assist you with college planning:

 https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/make-a-plan

I can't say enough about Lynn O'Shaughnessy and her wealth of knowledge when it comes to every aspect of the college planning journey. Visit her website often and buy her book: http://www.thecollegesolution.com/