College Prep


National Association for College Admission Counseling

Learn about application fee waivers, access and success programs, upcoming college fairs, and financial aid.

Articles and resources on this website will help demystify the steps involved in college and career planning.

Khan Academy College Admissions Tutorial

Khan Academy has a free tutorial on the college admissions process that can be helpful to students just getting started.

Enjoy free virtual tours of colleges and universities you're interested in.


Entrance Exams

ACT, Inc.

Visit the website of the company that produces the ACT to learn more about this admissions exam and find test dates and locations.

CollegeBoard (SAT)

CollegeBoard produces the PSAT, SAT, and AP exams. Register and learn about exams as well as find tips for navigating the college application process.

Free online test preparation for vocabulary and the ACT and GRE.


Prepare for the ACT and SAT with free learning modules, practice sets, and games.


Access free study guides for the ACT, SAT, SAT subject tests, AP tests, and GRE.


Financial Aid

Federal Student Aid

Find out about types of federal student aid available, estimate your aid, and get tips for filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

U.S. Department of Education

Read about student loans, grants, and loan forgiveness programs.

State of Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board

This information-packed website includes an introduction to financial aid, a FAQ page, links to helpful resources, and info on Minnesota-Wisconsin tuition reciprocity.


Lots of financial aid information and tools to help you with your search.


Search a large database of available scholarships.


Wisconsin Colleges & Universities

State of Wisconsin Educational Approval Board

Search for schools and programs accredited by the State of Wisconsin Education Approval Board. The UW system, Wisconsin Technical Colleges, and several other types of schools are not included in this search. See the exempt schools page to learn more.

University of Wisconsin System

Learn all about educational options available through the University of Wisconsin System.

Wisconsin Technical College System

Read up on all the campuses and programs that are part of the Wisconsin Technical College System.


Online Colleges & Universities

Accredited Schools Online

Search for accredited online colleges and universities.

Affordable Online Colleges

Search for online colleges and universities and learn about how accreditation and finanical aid applies to online educational institutions.

Guide to Online Schools

Check out this listing of accredited online schools that can also be searched.


More Colleges & Universities

National Association for College Admission Counseling's College Ranking Info

There's lots of college and university ranking systems out there. Find out how they work and how to access their most current rankings.

College Scorecard

Use this search tool from the U.S. Department of Education to find schools by location, size, type, religious affiliation, and available degrees and programs.

Big Future College Search

Try this search tool, brought to you by the maker of the SAT, to find U.S. and international colleges that might be a good fit. Narrow down search results by location, campus environment, housing options, sports and student groups, support services, and more.

Colleges Admitting Homeschoolers

Information, college listing, and FAQ on college admissions for homeschool students.


Thinking about attending an international university? Check out this website from the Center for Global Education to find schools, programs, tips, and practical information for living abroad.