Planning for College

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College Planning Resources
  • BigFuture: A great all-in-one site to make a free, personalized college plan whether you're in middle school or a senior in high school. Find the best college fit for you, explore careers and related majors, and learn how to pay for it.
  • College Greenlight: A free online portal that helps students keep track of their college and scholarship searches and connect with colleges.
  • I'm FirstAdvice and information from students who are the first in their family to go to college, as well as professionals from colleges and universities.
  • KnowHow2GoLearn the four steps to college and access additional resources including a virtual college tour.
  • Opportunities WorkbookA free downloadable workbook that helps high school students choose the right college, understand admission requirements, identify types of financial aid and more.

What test to take to get into college?
Some colleges and universities require you to take a college admissions test like the ACT or SAT as part of the application process. These tests are offered seven times a year and have the potential to help you earn merit scholarships and get into selective programs.

What is the ACT?
The ACT is a test offered in many high schools, and is more commonly used for admission to colleges in Utah…

What is the SAT?
The SAT is a test administered by the College Board, and is widely accepted at schools across the United States…