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College Search & Application


College Preparation Checklist 

This PDF is a great place to start when you begin planning for college. It includes timelines and checklists of what you should be working on and when, and has basic information about financial aid, college searches, and more.

*This is also a great resource for parents or guardians helping with the application process.

CollegeBoard BigFuture 

Excellent resource for college searching and application planning with an easy-to-follow format. Explore majors and careers, and build a list for comparison. This site is also a great place to start when searching for scholarships and financial aid.

CollegeBoard - Standardized Tests

Register, prep and study for standardized tests including the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, PSAT 8/9, and AP exams. This page also links to many other resources including college planning, search, and scholarships.

New Hampshire College & University Council

A non-profit consortium of 21 public and private institutions of higher education in the state of New Hampshire. Use this site to learn about a selection of colleges in New Hampshire.


Search for colleges, learn about financial aid options, and prep for standardized tests.

The Princeton Review

Online test preparation and tutoring for SAT, ACT and GRE. Find colleges with the college search and discover tools for homework help and advice.


User-friendly college and scholarship searching with resources for parents and counselors too.

ACT – Standardized Test 

Everything you need to know about the ACT test, including registration, test prep, scores, and more.


Fair Opportunity Project: The Guide

A college admissions and financial aid guide for all students.

Financial Aid

Federal Student Aid & FAFSA

The Federal Student Aid Office of the U.S. Department of Education includes everything you need to know about federal aid (scholarships, grants, and loans) and how to apply for the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA).

Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation

Provides scholarships and opportunities for higher education among residents of the Lakes Region of New Hampshire.

New Hampshire Higher Education Fund – NHHEAF

Helps New Hampshire families plan and pay for college through a wide assortment of college planning resources, publications, videos, and college calculators. NHHEAF also offers one-on-one planning help, and events and initiatives across the state.

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

NHCF is the largest provider of publically available scholarships in New Hampshire, with over 300 scholarship funds created to help New Hampshire students.

FastWeb,, BigFuture, Cappex

These sites are all good resources to start with when you are beginning your scholarship search.

College Alternatives & Gap Year Programs

Stay Work Play NH – Jobs & Internships

An excellent resource for learning about job and internship opportunities across the state of New Hampshire. Career advising, job search resources, and much more are found under the “WORK” tab of the website.


Are you interested in living and learning on organic farms worldwide? WWOOF links volunteers with organic farmers and growers to promote cultural and educational experiences.


Volunteer or intern abroad while making a difference in local communities and learning new skills. Gain practical work experience while experiencing another culture.


Are you interested in taking a Gap Year and travelling domestically or abroad? Explore the programs offered and learn more about what a gap year is with Thinking Beyond Borders.