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College Admissions Resources

Applying for college may seem like a daunting process, but it doesn't have to be! Below are the main websites and programs used to aid students in their college applications as well as SAT, ACT, and AP Exams. Click on the names of each program to go to their website. 

The College Board 

On this site, students will create an account that can be used to view and send exam scores as well as register for the SAT and AP Exams. Additionally, this site can help students begin the search for colleges, scholarships, and even possible majors and future careers. 

The Common Application

The Common Application, or the Common App, is a college admission application platform that is accepted by over 800 colleges and universities in the United States, as well as a few other countries around the world. After creating an account, students may start filling out their application for each university that accepts the Common App. Be sure to check the university's website to see if they accept this platform or if they have their own separate application. 


Naviance is used by Brookfield High School as a way to compile all the necessary college application documents into one place. This includes teacher and counselor recommendation letters, resumes, and transcripts among other documents. Students will link their Common App account to their Naviance account in order to make the application process easier. Naviance also has many resources to help students search for the right colleges and scholarships based on their needs and wants. 


Many colleges are starting to become test optional, meaning that students can choose if they would like to submit their SAT or ACT scores. Deciding not to send in a test score will not influence the admissions decision. FairTest is a helpful website that has a list of all test optional colleges and universities in the United States.

National University & Liberal Arts College Rankings

This list allows you to view the latest rankings of colleges focused around the Liberal Arts, judged based on a variety of different factors by U.S. News. You can sort by tuition prices, undergraduate enrollment, majors, and more.

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