The College Counseling Office is an excellent resource for students during the college selection process. From understanding the best college for their interests to navigating financial aid, our team is here to help your student find the right college or university where they will be both successful and happy. Below are several links to preparatory material and scholarship options to help you and your child navigate the process.

The College Counseling Office is an excellent resource for students during the college selection process.

Links and Resources

Family Connection
Family Connection is a comprehensive web-based program that assists Wasatch Academy students, families, and counselors in the college search and application process.

The Common Application
The Common Application is accepted by over 512 colleges and universities.

The College Board
College Board Tests: SAT®, PSAT/NMSQT®, AP®, CLEP®

Pay for College: Scholarship Search, Education Loans

ACT
ACT Test Registration, Test Prep, Scores, College Planning, Financial Aid, and more

The TOEFL
The TOEFL® (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is the most widely accepted English-language test in the world. This test is often an application requirement of students whose first language is not English.

Test Optional Information
The National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest) works to end the misuses and flaws of standardized testing. See the searchable listing of over 755 four-year colleges that do not use the SAT Reasoning Test or ACT to admit substantial numbers of bachelor degree applicants.

FAFSA
Online form for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, required for all college financial aid recipients.

CSS/PROFILE®
PROFILE is the financial aid application service of the College Board. Many of the member colleges, universities, and scholarship programs use the information collected on PROFILE to help them award non-federal student aid funds.

NCAA Eligibility Center
In order to participate in college athletics at the Division I and Division II level and receive athletically based financial aid, students must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center and meet academic and amateurism eligibility standards.

StudentScholarships.org
An online database to online and offline sources to find scholarships for students.

Pertinent Reading:

The College Admissions Mystique by Bill Mayher

Colleges that Change Lives by Loren Pope

Looking Beyond the Ivy League: Finding the College That’s Right For You by Loren Pope

Letting Go: A Parents’ Guide to Understanding the College Years by Coburn & Treeger

Visiting College Campuses by Janet Spencer & Sandra Maleson

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