College Prep Resources

General College Knowledge

Speaking the Language of College and Financial Aid (pdf)

College Application Process by Cappex (pdf)

Year-by-Year Checklists by EMC2 (pdf)

Paying for College

Federal Student Aid: Remember that the FAFSA is due every year.

KnowHow2Go Financial Aid: Includes information on loans and stories from people who have been through the process.

EMC2 Navigating Financial Aid (pdf): A complete guide to planning for paying for college.

GradSnapp: Guide to Financial Aid verification.

Picking your Best Fit College and Major

NCAN: Resources for college access.


KnowHow2Go: Overall help with everything related to selecting a college Helps you explore options for your future. 

South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities: Twenty independent colleges and universities each with a unique historical, cultural, and in many instances, faith background. Included in the membership are five historically black colleges and universities and two women’s colleges.

First in the Family: Guides students through the key issues - from cultural conflict to academic challenges - facing first-generation students.

Test and Study Support

College Board: SAT prep 

ACT Academy: ACT prep

Khan Academy: Get academic help (including courses on taking the SAT)