College Links

School Directories
Minnesota Private Colleges - Minnesota's 17 private colleges. Also information on summer tours during Minnesota Private College Week.
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities - Minnesota's colleges and universities. Note the free application window in the fall of each year. 
Historically Black Colleges and Universities
University of Minnesota System
University of Wisconsin System

Discover Business Degrees: Resources to help guide you to a business major at a college the fits you best.   

Engineering Career Information. Research careers in engineering

Accounting Programs - explore accounting programs at various colleges and scholarship opportunities. 

College Advice and Searches

Best Colleges in MN - Find out more about majors, popular degrees and cost. In addition what graduates are getting paid in many popluar fields. 
College Board  - register and practice for SAT; college search; college admissions advice
College Entrepreneurship Programs - connects to a searchable database of college entrepreneurship programs, resources and scholarships

My 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

eCampusTours - virtual tours of colleges across the nation along with other college planning help

MN Career Information Systems (MNCIS)- college search, career search, scholarship search, ACT prep, and more! For East students, type your first portion of your school email  (xxxxx@isd709.org) and your computer login password. 
Peterson's Education Center - comprehensive school searches including culinary, nursing, arts, PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOLS, summer programs and study abroad programs
U.S. News College - RANKINGS of colleges, graduate schools, financial aid and careers

Grad Reports - Compare colleges with data of graduates. Based on over 100,000 college degree programs and the starting salary data of over 5 million graduates, rankings represent comprehensive collection of data-driven college rankings.
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).

45 Must-Have Resources for Low-Income Students: 57% of students who qualify for assistance programs don’t even know they exist - find out how to access these resources. 

Student's Guide to Financial Aid Online: Pay less for education - find out more.

College Cost Calculator
Most colleges have a Net Cost Calculator under Tuition Costs. Go to any college website see what is your estimated cost for that college. Try this site, if you want to get a direct link to a specific college https://collegecost.ed.gov/net-price

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
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
Kaplan Testing Center - provides some practice questions for ACT, SAT but asks for registration                         

MNCIS- college search, career search, scholarship search, ACT prep, and more!
Number 2 - provides FREE test prep for ACT, SAT, GRE and a Vocabulary Builder
Princeton Review - provides sample ACT test for practice; other prep help is for sale


Student Athlete Information
NCAA Eligibility Center - provides information on initial eligibility at Division I and II schools. Enter site and click on Student Athletes at the top of the page.
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
EduPass - all purpose guide for international students studying in U.S.
International Education Financial Aid - financial aid and scholarships for study abroad
Study Abroad - everything you need to know, and thousands of programs for U.S. students  You can check out the guide here :http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/study-abroad/ This  guide provides an in-depth look at what studying abroad is all about. Key elements of the guide include: 

 - Popular destinations and subjects of study
- The true cost of studying abroad and how to reduce it
- Tips for travel, safety, and finding housing while abroad
- Alternatives to travel abroad programs, including internships, teaching and volunteer opportunities