College Prep

Help Getting Started


Affordable Colleges Online in NC - A comprehensive resource on online educational programs in North Carolina (and beyond).

Best Colleges - A comprehensive database of over 7,500 schools to search for the best fit.

Big Future - A great site to help college-bound students plan ahead; everything from setting up a goal chart to searching for schools to scholarships, College Board has it all!

CFNC - Everything you need to know about when to start looking at schools, how to apply, and answers to other questions about college. Also has a scholarship section.

EduTrek - Research and connect with practically every University, Community College, Career School, Online School or local education opportunity in the U.S. with a free college matchmaker service.

Student Aid - A very simple guideline on all the steps to follow when getting ready to apply to colleges. Also find more information about the different tests to take, how to go about applying for schools, and other useful information.

Accredited Schools Online - A thorough guide to assist with the college selection and application process. Walks you through the process from researching schools to when to take tests to applying for colleges and making a final decision once you are accepted to several locations.

Learn How to Become: Online University Guide - A guide giving information about Not-For-Profit online universities and how classes and programs work. Learn about different scholarship opportunities, read an interview with an online university student, and get some general guidance about online universities. Also check out the degrees by career tab for more information on careers in your field of interest.

Applying to Schools


ACT - How to register and study for the ACT.

College Application Tips - Help with the application process.

Federal Student Aid - FAFSA form to apply for federal student aid.

College Board - A guide to register, study and take the SAT.

Accredited Schools Online - A thorough guide to assist with the college selection and application process.

Scholarship Sites


Cappex - A scholarship site that hosts its own scholarships and competitions to win money for school.

Fastweb - Search for scholarships and more.

Scholarships.com - Search for scholarships.

SchoolSoup - Search for college scholarships.

Public Health Online - Scholarships and grants for those interested in public health fields.