Precision Admission
5.5 Secrets You Must Know Before You Apply For College

Free Resources

We know how challenging this process can be for parents and students. There are so many places to find information. Our goal is to make it easy for you. So in this section of our website, we provide a list of resources that you might find helpful throughout the college admission process.


Picking a Major

  • College Majors 101
    Information about majors – definitions, accredited programs, possible employers, and places to find more information.

  • My Majors
    Provides student friendly assessments and access to information about a variety of majors at a broad range of institutions.

The Admissions Process

  • Admission Possible
    Attractive, well organized website for students and parents containing information on all aspects of the college admissions process. Includes tips, checklists, timelines and more.

  • In Like Me
    Free self-help resource hub with information on the college planning, application, and financial aid processes.

Comparing Colleges

  • College Data
    Information for finding colleges, strengthening your application, and assessing your chances of admission.

  • College Navigator
    A free resource provided by the US Department of Education.

  • College Results Online
    Information about graduation rates.

  • Inside College
    Lists, lists, and more lists of colleges on almost any factor you can name.

Standardized Tests

Financial Aid

  • CSS Profile
    Found on the College Board website, which also offers other information about paying for college.

    The Federal Department of Education’s official website for the FAFSA. The FAFSA4caster can be found on this site as well.

  • Fin Aid
    Comprehensive, free website all about financial aid.

  • FastWeb
    Created by the author of Fin Aid, provides information about scholarships.

  • Merit Aid
    Comprehensive directory of academic scholarships from colleges across the country.

Student Reviews/Virtual Tours

  • College Confidential
    Provides facts and statistics about schools as well as question and answer threads.

  • Niche
    Student rankings and opinions about schools.

  • Unigo
    Great source for student reviews, pictures, and videos.

Special Issues

  • NCAA
    Information for student athletes and a link to the NCAA Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse can be found here.

  • LD Online
    Information for students with learning disabilities, ADD, and autism.

  • The Jed Foundation
    Information about emotional health and the transition to college.


  • Fiske Guide to Colleges
  • ACT or SAT? Choosing the Right Exam for You, Princeton Review
  • K&W Guide to Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities or ADHD,Princeton Review
  • Book of Majors, College Board
  • Colleges that Change Lives, by Loren Pope
  • Acceptance, A Legendary Guidance Counselor Helps 7 Kids Find the Right Colleges and Themselves, by David L. Marcus
  • Shrinking the Cost of College, by Lynn O’Shaughnessy
  • The Elements of Style, Strunk & White

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