how to apply for college

Test Preparation

College Board
Register for SAT, SAT Subject, AP tests; check test dates; buy books; send score reportsACT
Register for ACT test; check test dates; send score reportsSAT & ACT Score Conversion
Check out SAT & ACT score conversion: Concordance tableETS
TOEFL test registration, resources, score reports, etc.

College Application

Common Application
File your applications to over 400 colleges through CommApp! Open an account, download forms you needUC Application
File your University of California applications2016 UC Essay Prompts
The UC System Changes Admission Essays – First Revision in 10 YearsCollege Confidential
Discuss with other students about college application related topics

Extracurricular Activities
Best place to find volunteer opportunities. There are thousands of summer programs available. The best way to find the most suitable program is to work with a ThinkTank Learning counselor, who will search according to your personal needs and college application strategy.COSMOS
Summer at USC

Student Planning Calendars


Financial Aid

The Federal Student Aid, the largest financial aid provider for the US students.FastWeb
A large source of many types of scholarships, grantsCSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
Financial Aid that you should file with your college applications

Additional Resources

Top 100 National Colleges 2017 – US News
Top 100 National Liberal Arts Colleges 2017 – US News
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What if I like Art/Architecture?
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What if I like Philosophy?