College Information

College Links

School Directories
Accredited Schools - US Dept of Education's database of accredited post-secondary schools
List and Links to Most U.S. Colleges, Universities, and Community Colleges Both Alphabetically and by State - list provided through University of Texas at Austin
Art Schools - search for art schools, programs, departments and workshops by location or area of study
Distance Learning
Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Minnesota Private Colleges - Minnesota's 17 private colleges. Also information on summer tours during Minnesota Private College Week.
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities - MnSCU website; access online application
Music Schools in the US - links to college music programs by state;
University of Minnesota System
University of Wisconsin System

College Advice and Searches

Adventures in Education - helpful information for college and career planning including financial aid
AnyCollege - college search engine that includes a free bi-monthly newsletter with college prep tips

College Board Online
- register and practice for SAT; college search; college admissions advice
College Bound Net - student's interactive guide to college life and college profiles
College Entrepreneurship Programs - connects to a searchable database of college entrepreneurship programs, resources and scholarships
College Net - college search based on 8 questions including some SPORTS; Mach2 scholarship search without personal registration
College Options - matches each student's interests and abilities to over 3500 schools; includes research a major, college links, parents pointers, financial aid and career information
College Profiles - in-depth college profiles with information on academic programs, athletics, campus life, facilities, expenses, and financial aid
eCampusTours - virtual tours of colleges across the nation along with other college planning help
Making High School Count - advice for high school success, including year by year guide to prepare for college
Peterson's Education Center - comprehensive school searches including culinary, nursing, arts, PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOLS, summer programs and study abroad programs
Princeton Review - excellent research source for colleges, careers and majors, ACT/SAT test prep, advice columns and articles that list Best Value Colleges, Top Entrepreneurial, Colleges With a Conscience, Best TV/Film/Digital Media Programs, etc. plus STUDENT REVIEWS of campus life and parent tips
Think College Early - helpful information for students, educators and parents on what it means and takes to prepare for college
U.S. News College - RANKINGS of colleges, graduate schools, financial aid and careers
Virtual Tours of Colleges - tours of more than 800 U.S. colleges and universities
College Answer - Sallie Mae's all-inclusive college search advisor. Topics covered include Preparing (with test info); Selecting (step by step school selection); Applying (all aspects of the application process); Paying; Deciding (comparing college offers); and Financing (explanation of the loans available).

College Application
The Common Application - accepted by many colleges
Fond du Lac Community College Online Application
Lake Superior College Online Application
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (all campuses) Online Application
On-Line Reciprocity Application - for Minnesota students planning to attend public colleges in WI, SD & ND
University of Minnesota-Duluth Online Application
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Online Application
University of Wisconsin (all campuses) Online Application

College Testing Information
PLAN Test Website - From your PLAN test results, get suggestions for improvement on the ACT, career ideas that are a fit for you, plus college information
ACT Web Site - Go to "high school student or parent" for ACT dates, online registration, school codes, etc. Click on "Test Prep" on page-bar at top for basic tips, content covered, practice test questions, a question of the day.
SAT Web Site - College Board provides dates, online registration, FREE test preparation and practice tests for SAT, PSAT, AP and CLEP
Go College - free test prep for SAT and ACT
Kaplan Testing Center - provides some practice questions for ACT, SAT but asks for registration
Number 2 - provides FREE test prep for ACT, SAT, GRE and a Vocabulary Builder
Peterson's Test Prep - fee-based online courses for PSAT, SAT, ACT plus free mini-tests
Princeton Review - provides sample ACT test for practice; other prep help is for sale
Test Taking Tips - from multiple choice to essay tests; includes notetaking, how to study, how to cram, test anxiety help, etc.

Student Athlete Information
NCAA Eligibility Center - provides information on initial eligibility at Division I and II schools. Enter thru the student portal and go to "resources" at the top of the page. In resources, click on "U.S. Students" for a listing of documents that will answer all your questions
NCAA Homepage - NCAA rules for the college bound student athlete
NCAA Checklist for College Bound Student-Athletes - Eligibility Center's checklist, core courses, GPA and test score details

Study Abroad/International Students
AFS - school year and summer exchanges for high school students
- all purpose guide for international students studying in U.S.
International Education Financial Aid - financial aid and scholarships for study abroad - for college students; search by field of study, country, or sponsoring university, also summer programs
Study Abroad - everything you need to know, and thousands of programs for
U.S. students