College Research/Application

Search for Colleges that Meet Your Needs:
Big Future - A comprehensive college planning tool
College Raptor - college, career, scholarship searches and college rankings.
Appily- college research, scattergrams, scholarships, free account
College Scorecard - Compare costs, graduation rates, and annual salaries of graduations
CollegeData - is your one stop shop to find the best colleges in the US. Use our college database to find, plan and apply to colleges across the nation.
Princeton Review - more college planning information.
Unigo - college search, stats, and reviews.
CollegeXpress - college lists and rankings
College Confidential - college information and discussion forums.
UW Helpline - Vast information about the University of Wisconsin system, including the online application.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities - a list of HBCU's by state. 
Wisconsin Private Colleges - quick information and links to school websites.
Community College Review - Learn about community colleges, find schools, get financial aid help and college life tips.
Midwest Student Exchange Program - multi-state tuition discount program.

Applying to College:
UW System Application - apply to any UW School with this application.
Wisconsin Technical Colleges - apply now to Wisconsin Technical Colleges
The Common Application - apply to nearly 1,000 different colleges using an application.
Common Black College Application - apply to over 60 member schools for $20.
University of California - admission info for out-of-state applicants.

Standardized Testing:
ACT - register, send scores, and test prep for the ACT test.
SAT - register, send scores, and test prep for the SAT test.

Athletics in College:
NCAA Clearinghouse - students planning to participate in Division I or II college athletics must first register with the Clearinghouse.
National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) - sports and activity for Junior College and two-year schools.
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) - college and university athletics at 290 smaller colleges. 

Other College Related Information:
Campus Tours - take virtual tour of campuses.
Summer Programs - choose from a variety of programs on college campuses
UWM College Opportunities For High School Students

Gap Year Programs:
Americorps - volunteer to serve to help our nation's most pressing challenges.
TeenLife - search summer, gap, volunteer opportunities for teens and more
Masa Israel Experience - one semester in Israel
Peace Corps - the Peace Corps is a U.S. federal government agency dedicated to building and sustaining relationships with global communities through volunteer experiences
The Gap Year - An enhancement to the educational process for students who want to explore other interests between their high school and college years