College Planning

Get help choosing the right college, finding a major, applying for admission, and much more on these websites. (PA State System of Higher Education)

The newly designed site contains a wealth of information organized with a focus on ease of use. Students and their parents can go directly from the home page to any of several helpful links to find out what courses they should take in high school to prepare for college, to discover which PASSHE universities offer the programs in which they are interested and to be guided through the intricacies of the financial aid process. It's a one-stop shop designed to help guide students from their earliest days of high school through admission and beyond

Lots of information on finding, applying, and paying for colleges  OR

Can narrow down college choices by location, major, tuition, size, GPA, sports, and religious affiliation.

Narrow down college choices by major, size, location, etc.

Can narrow down college/technical school choices by state and intended major. This site includes business/trade schools, technical schools, and other career schools.

Includes articles on writing scholarship essays, financial aid, college/career advice, SAT prep, and much more. Includes links to do college searches and scholarship searches. - PA Higher Education Assistance Agency

Comprehensive site that helps students and parents select a college, apply for admission, and plan to finance their education. Also has a link to help you narrow down college choices in Pennsylvania by size, cost, major, geographic location in PA, setting (rural, urban, suburban, etc), and sports/activities offered. On this site you can also compare statewide and private colleges in PA.

Includes a vast amount of information for students and parents to ease the transition from high school to college. Students can register for the SAT's on-line as well. - College View

Offers students a complete picture of what college life is like through 3,300 college databases and multimedia tours.

Virtual tours of college campuses.

National clearinghouse on post-secondary education for individuals with disabilities. - PA state website

Includes college profiles and financial aid information.

Offers a wealth of information on searching for colleges, college visits, college planning calendars, finding the school that fits you best, etc.

Web site will give detailed profiles of 150 career colleges and schools in Pennsylvania. Students can search for a school and program that fits their needs. Career colleges will have often have programs that can be completed in 2 years or less in career such as Art/Design, Business/Management, Computer Information Systems, HVAC, Carpentry, Electrician, Cosmetology/Massage, Culinary/Hospitality Management, Engineering/Electrical Related Technology, Industrial/Precision Production Technology, Legal Assisting/Paralegal/Legal Secretary, Transportation, Travel/Tourism, Mechanics/Repairs, Welding, Gunsmithing, Medical Allied Health (radiography, dental assisting, medical assistant, medical billing, lab tech, orthotics/prosthetics, pharmacy assistant, robotics, surgical tech).

Web site will list a variety of majors and colleges that offer those majors.

The following websites can help to identify colleges that match your interests and preferences: