College Readiness - Transitioning to College

First Steps to Admissions Readiness
Applying 101 
The College Admissions Process 
College Admissions Guide 
Advice for Taking Entrance Exams
5 Ways to Stay on Track in Summer
Organizing Your College Search  

Admission Factors
College Requirements
College Application Checklist

Admissions Terms
US Higher Education Glossary
Admission Terms You Should KnowAdmissions Glossary (Vanderbilt)

Utilizing your high school counselors to help plan your college experience. 
20 Questions to Ask Your Counselor
Advice for Counselors

Admission Testing
Comparing ACT & SAT Tests
9 Testing Tips for College Applicants
SAT Tests, PSAT/NMSQT, AP, & CLEP Testing Schedule
ACT Test Dates

Early Decision
Some colleges and universities have an Early Decision admission policy. Students are limited to one Early Decision application and are committed to that school once they have received their letter of acceptance, usually no later than January of their senior year.
Facts: Applying Early
Early Admission Timeline

College Timeline
College Application Calendar (College Board)
College Application Timetable (UNT)
College Calendar

College Essays
Writing College Essays

College Applications
Texas Common Application (Apply Texas)
Common College Application

Submitting Applications

Additional College Search Sites
Search colleges by type, location, and cost, with direct links to college websites.
College Navigato
Search for a College Program
Finding the Right College 
America's Best Colleges
Researching College Admissions
U.S. Universities by State
ACT College Search
Find a College (College Board)

Common Application Supplements for Colleges and Universities
Community College Review
Online Colleges - Search

College Visits for you and your family
College Visits: A Planning Checklist 
College Tours

College Interviews
College Interviews: Practice Questions
12 College Interview Questions 

Choosing a College
How to Choose a College 
10 Factors for Choosing Colleges
College Search
College Matchmaker

Community College
Community College FAQs
Community College Finder

NCAA Clearinghouse
Information for prospective student-athletes intending to enroll in an NCAA Division I or II college.
National Collegiate Athletic Association