Getting ready for college can be a challenge. Here is some information to help you prepare for taking the SAT, research colleges, scholarships and financial aid, and much more.
2016-17 Testing Dates and Locations
- Test date is Oct 1. Register by Sept 1.
- Test date is Nov 5. Register by Oct 7.
- Test date is Dec 3. Register by Nov 3.
- Test date is Jan 21. Register by Dec 21.
- Test date is Mar 11. Register by Feb 10.
- Test date is May 6. Register by Apr 7.
- Test date is Jun 3. Register by May 9.
- For more information and to register, visit the College Board SAT site.
- Register with your high school counselor.
- Test date is either October 15 or 19, depending on your school.
- For more information, visit the College Board PSAT site.
- Test date is Sept 10. Register by Aug 7.
- Test date is Oct 22. Register by Sept 16.
- Test date is Dec 10. Register by Nov 4.
- Test date is Feb 11. Register by Jan 13.
- Test date is Apr 8. Register by Mar 3.
- Test date is Jun 10. Register by May 5.
- For more information and to register, visit the ACT site.
General information about colleges and financial aid
- Virginia Mentor and the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
Explore Virginia colleges
- Peterson’s Guide to Colleges
Search for colleges by state or major and get guidance on how to choose a college
Free online SAT, GRE and ACT test prep
- Essays that Worked
Samples of successful college entrance essays
- Varsity Tutors Learning Tools
Free online testing on High School Math & Science, AP Subjects, SAT, ACT, and More
- Federal Student Aid
Apply for federal student aid online
- Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
Find out about resources available for college-bound students in Virginia
Comprehensive information on college financial aid opportunities
First in the Family
Information for students who are the first in their families to go to college
Making College Count
Information written by students about making the transition to college
Is a Historically Black College Right For You?
An article from The Princeton Review
The Occupational Outlook Handbook
Find out more about the training and education needed, earnings potential and much more for hundreds of different careers.