- ACT Assessment
FAQs, sample questions and strategies, and how to register.
- Adult Basic Education (ABE) at PCC
Includes information about free GED prep classes.
- College Board Online
Register online, send your scores to schools.
- Common Application Online
Apply simultaneously for colleges that use the common application form. You must register to use the site.
- Educational Testing Service
Practice questions for AP, SAT, GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, and LSATs. Info about financial aid, colleges and universities, careers.
- General Educational Development (GED)
Answers to frequently asked questions about the test, from the Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development (CCWD).
- Scholarship Help
"...Read our website and get the facts about scholarships as well as the best advice we can offer about how to succeed in winning scholarships."
- Teen Ink: College Essays
Real college essays written by real teens.
- Vocab Minute
The Vocab Minute podcast helps you remember those long, tricky words for the SAT by defining them in catchy little songs. From the Princeton Review.
- Youth Employment Institute
Job readiness training and supervised work experiences, plus computer training, GED preparation, and more. GED tests are offered here weekly.
Zinch is a Facebook-style site where you create a profile viewable by college admissions officers.
- College Navigator
"Search by programs offered, degrees offered, institution type, price, selectivity, distance from home, school size, institutional mission (historically black colleges and universities, single-sex), extended learning opportunities for adults (weekend and evening degree programs), and intercollegiate athletics programs offered."
"Answers to your questions on education, career, government and more."
- College Profiles
"Our website features in-depth college profiles with information about academic programs, athletics, campus life, facilities, expenses, financial aid and much more."
- College and University Rankings
The kind of rankings that really matter: the top activist colleges, the most wired campuses, the most accessible campuses for people with disabilities, the colleges with the best value, et cetera.
- CollegeView Search
Search for colleges that meet your requirements: costs, majors, services, computing resources, types of residence, city size, etc.
- Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Black college and university homepages.
- Regional Colleges and Universities
Colleges, universities and trade schools in and around Portland.
- United Negro College Fund
Historically black colleges and universities that are members of UNCF.
- US News and World Report College and Career Center
College rankings, financial aid, college life, worksheets to calculate costs, career info, and more.
- Worldwide Directory of Residential Colleges
Don't know what a residential college is or why you'd want to attend one? This is where to find out.
- Educators for Fair Consideration
"We provide scholarships and advisory services to low-income immigrant students who have gained admission to and/or are currently enrolled in U.S. colleges. We help immigrant students become catalysts for change, by creating mentorship, arts, and service opportunities in their communities."
- FAFSA: Free Application for Student Aid
Apply for Pell Grants, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, and work-study, among other programs.
Use their college directory, read articles about preparing for college, or register for free for customized scholarship information.
- FinAid: the Financial Aid Information Page
"A free, comprehensive, independent, and objective guide to student financial aid."
- FinAid: Aid for Minority Students
"...information about scholarships and fellowships for minority students." Part of FinAid.org.
- Get College Funds: Oregon Student Assistance Commission
Scholarships for Oregon students.
- Scholarship Database
From Oregon State University's CASA Educacional Office. "A variety of scholarship databases as well as scholarships for Latinas/os."
- Student Guide to Financial Aid
From the US Department of Education. Comprehensive information about grants, loans, and work-study programs.