College 101

Resources to help along your college planning

General College Planning

College Board
Access all avenues of college education. Provides video testimonials, career planning, information on financial planning, selecting a college, and more.

College Navigator
Provides information on locating the right college for you.

KnowHow2Go
General college planning for low-income students and those who may be the first in the family to attend college.

The Princeton Review
Includes information on how to apply and prepare for higher education, such as financial-aid resources, test preps, college rankings, and tips on selecting the right college.

Think College
A college-planning website designed for those with intellectual disabilities.

 

Financial Aid

FAFSA [Free Application for Federal Student Aid]
Application used to apply for federal student aid such as loans, work-study, and federal grants.

Federal Student Aid
An office of the U.S. Department of Education. Help with finding the means to fund college.

FinAid!
A financial-aid guide. Includes information on searching for scholarships, applying for loans, and calculating one’s finances with available calculators.

 

Scholarship Search

Chegg
Resources to help students find scholarships to pay for school.

Do Something
Earn scholarships through community service.

​Fastweb
Resources to help students find scholarships to pay for school.

Scholarships
Search and apply for college scholarships. Must register for a free account to search for scholarship opportunities.

Scholarship Scams
Read to avoid scholarship scams.

Test Prep

The Act
Register and prepare for the ACT. Includes tips, practice questions, and test descriptions.

Kahn Academy
​Prepare for the SAT, ACT, and more.

Learning Express Library [must own a DPLS library card]
Prepare for the SAT, ACT, AP exams, and college-admission essays.

PrepFactory
Prepare for the SAT, ACT, PARCC, and SBAC.

Our library system owns or has access to resources  to prepare for the tests. Click here to gain access to our catalog and begin your search.

*Updated April 2020

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