College planning timelines to use from 8th grade through senior year.
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Arizona Public Universities
Maricopa Community Colleges
Other Helpful Websites:
Arizona Career Information System (AzCIS) - A comprehensive college planning site, including a college search, information on programs of study, a scholarship search, and more. (Username and password available through College Depot.)
AZTransfer.com - This site is designed for use by students transferring within Arizona's public institutions of higher education community colleges, tribal colleges, and state universities and by the advisors and faculty who assist them.
BigFuture - A college preparation site provided by The College Board.
College Greenlight - A platform that provides support to students through the college search and application process, featuring "best fit" college lists, customized college profiles, and a scholarship database.
College Up - This website offered by USA Funds offers helpful information on financial aid, including a quiz to help determine whose financial information is needed on the FAFSA.
Financial Aid for Foster Youth - This website offers information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities for foster youth as well as other great resources.
Higher Education Opportunity Act Information on College Costs - You will find information about tuition and net costs at postsecondary institutions.
KnowHow2GO - From middle school students just starting to think about college to adult mentoring for prospective students, KnowHow2GO has relevant information for every step of the way to a higher education.
Maricopa Community Colleges Transfer Center - This website lists the universities that are transfer partners with Maricopa Community Colleges and even provides the approximate cost of tuition for each school.
O*Net OnLine - This website offers tools for career exploration, has detailed descriptions of occupations, the skills needed, job analysis, and more.
Peterson's Test Prep - This site has the most common standardized tests for students going to college: SAT, ACT, PSAT, SAT Subject Tests*, AP Exams*, CLEP Tests*, TOEFL, and the GED test. Use the resources and articles to get prepared.
Start Now - Your quick guide to preparing for UA, NAU, and ASU, in English and Spanish.
Test Prep Practice - This site provides a large variety of practice tests for the college bound.
Testing and Education Reference Center - A start-to-finish resource with all the information and support materials including a scholarship search feature, practice tests and courses, and more. A library card is required if accessing from a computer outside of the library.
StudentAid.gov - An education guide provided by the US Department of Education describing the steps needed for students to get ready for college.
YOUniversityTV - This website offers tours for many of the colleges across the United States; check out their videos!