College Planning Resources

An alphabetical list of some commonly-encountered and useful sites. Last Updated: 1/16/2019 3:57 PM


Central Carolina Community College Wherever you are now in your educational journey, Central Carolina Community College is committed to helping you learn, progress, achieve, and succeed!

College Board Make an account with College Board for college search resources, testing portals (PSAT/SAT/AP),and scholarship information.

College Foundation of North Carolina ​offers help with career and college planning for all age groups - from elementary school students to adults. Here you can investigate future careers, open a college savings account, plan courses that lead to college, explore college choices, figure out how to pay for your education, and even complete college applications online.

​Colleges That Change Lives CTCL is dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process.  CTCL is regarded as a leading advocate on the subject of higher education access and college choice.

The Common Application  More than 600 colleges. Only one application. The Common App is the most seamless way to manage the application process for students, counselors, and recommenders. 

Fastweb The leading online resource in finding scholarships to help you pay for school.

FinAid The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid

FAFSA Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. The office of Federal Student Aid provides grants, loans, and work-study funds for college or career school.

Time's The 10 Colleges With the Most Generous Financial Aid list

JLV College Counseling Jessica’s mission is to provide knowledgeable guidance through the college planning and admission process so that students choose a college that matches their abilities, talents, goals and interests.

National Association for College Admission Counseling The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), founded in 1937, is an organization of more than 15,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education.

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators​ Don't be discouraged by the sticker price of college until you know how much financial aid may be available to you.

Ten Steps to College with the Greens America's premiere college consultants, Howard and Matthew Greene, take the guesswork, panic, and confusion out of planning a successful college admissions campaign ... step by step!

UNC C-STEP Program The C-STEP Program targets high-achieving students of low to moderate income to Carolina as juniors after earning an appropriate associate degree from one of our partner community colleges.

The Ultimate SAT and ACT Guide by Lynn O'Shaughnessy offers Insider Secrets, Strategies, and Advice About These Stress-Inducing Tests and 12 Reasons Why You Should Stop Worrying About the SAT and ACT, as well a blog and other useful stuff.

Questbridge  QuestBridge provides a single, internet-based meeting point which links exceptional students with colleges, scholarship providers, enrichment programs, employers, and organizations seeking students who have excelled despite obstacles.