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Higher Education Choice and Financial Support Resources

We’ve compiled our favorite articles, guides, and resources to share with all consultants. Please enjoy the materials we’ve put together and check back often for updates!

Student Testing Timelines

Student Testing Timelines

Expert advice on the optimal testing timeline for students, including which tests to take and when to take them.

Secrets of the Financial Aid System

Secrets of the Financial Aid System

Insights on how the financial aid system works, the types of aid available, and what action steps families can take to send their children to their dream schools without sacrificing their retirement or taking unnecessary financial risk.

Top Essay Tips From Prompt

Top Essay Tips From Prompt

A webinar that covers the top essay tips to help students write compelling essays.

Helpful Articles and Tools

Career Clusters Interest Survey

Career Clusters Interest Survey

A printable survey that will help students determine the career area in which they are most likely to succeed based on their preferences and personality.

ScholarMatcher

ScholarMatcher

An excellent resource for prospective students whose parents earn less than $50,000 a year. This app looks at your test scores and GPA and creates a list of schools where you are most likely to succeed.

Dos and Don’ts in Writing College Application Essays

Dos and Don’ts in Writing College Application Essays

Application essays are a great opportunity for students to show admissions offices who they really are. Here is some expert advice about the dos and don’ts of writing college essays.

Free College Scholarship Search

Free College Scholarship Search

A free search directory that includes over 3 million different scholarship and grant opportunities for students.

Test Optional Colleges & Universities

College Admissions Testing Resources

ArborBridge Testing Resources

A compilation of testing resources specifically created for independent consultants by our sister-company ArborBridge test prep.

ACT September 2020 Changes

This page summarizes the major changes coming to the ACT in fall 2020: section retesting, superscoring, and computer-based testing option in the U.S.

SAT Prep on Khan Academy

This is the only College Board-aligned free online test prep program. It is thorough, easy to use, and can connect to students’ official PSAT and SAT results.

Test Optional Colleges & Universities

An up-to-date list of all U.S. colleges and universities that have test-optional policies.