college bound Resources for College Bound Students


    College for Texans

    The Common Application for College Admission

    Apply Texas - College Application for Texas Colleges


    Preparing for College

    College Board

    View practice SAT questions, learn more effective test-taking approaches. Download, print, and take a FREE full-length SAT practice test. Order study guides or enroll in an online SAT prep course.

    The Princeton Review

    Practice tools for the SAT, ACT and more

    Upward Bound

    Upward Bound is a federally-funded program that provides FREE academic support services to disadvantaged students whose dream is to graduate from a 4-year college.


    Free SAT, ACT, and GRE preparation resources


    ACT is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to measurement and research primarily in support of individuals making educational, career, and workplace transitions.


    Choosing a College/University


    College Board

    Find the right colleges and universities for you. Explore colleges and universities based on majors, financial aid, and more. Quickly look up a college's profile, or answer questions about your preferences and find colleges and universities that match.

    U.S. News & World Report
    America's Best Colleges

    Prepare yourself for college with a wide selection of tools and articles, including U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges interactive guide, scholarship searches, a course scheduler, college comparison worksheets and personality quizzes, discussion forums, and much more.

    The Princeton Review -
    Colleges & Careers

    Search for colleges that match you. Learn which colleges offer you the best bang for your buck. Start your SAT prep. Review ranks and list of colleges by various category such as: happiest students, most beautiful campuses, etc!

    Institute of Education Sciences
    National Center for Education

    Conduct a quick search and locate information on colleges, universities, and other postsecondary institutions. Information is included on college costs, financial aid, degrees awarded, and enrollments.

    Thomson Peterson's College

    Thomson Peterson’s is a leading provider of live, online and print educational solutions for students, families, schools and educators in the areas of test preparation, college and graduate school admissions, financial aid and career guidance. It offers college and grad school searches, online practice tests and instruction, and planning tools for securing financial aid.


    CollegeNET is the complete online guide to colleges, universities, graduate programs and financial aid. With CollegeNET you can find the perfect college for you with the college search engine, apply to that college online, then get the funds to pay for college using the scholarship search service and directory. In addition, we provide many links to useful
    resources and advice to prospective students.


    Search for colleges based on criteria such as location, major, size of the school, ethnicity, or even special services such as job placement resources or internships.

    Accredited Online Colleges

    Resource for choosing online colleges, talks about the importance of enrolling in an online program that is accredited.

    IES National Center for
    Education Statistics

    Locate colleges near a particular city, state, or zip code.


    Applying for College


    Apply Texas

    Apply for admission to any Texas public university, as well as to participating community and private colleges.

    The Common Application for
    Undergraduate College

    The Common Application is a not-for-profit organization that serves students and member institutions by providing an admission application -- online and in print -- that students may submit to any of our nearly 300 members. Membership is limited to colleges and universities that evaluate students using a holistic selection process. Since our founding over 30 years ago, we have been committed to maintaining a reliable service while promoting equity, access, and integrity in the college application process.

    College Athletics

    National Collegiate
    Athletic Association

    Complete information about NCAA regulations (including eligibility requirements), statistics, links to member conferences and associations, and news about member athletic programs.