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Coronavirus-related information:

  • NACAC’s College Admission Status Update: A central resource of information about changes in college admission as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. From the National Association for College Admission Counseling.

College price transparency

  • College Scorecard: This U.S. Department of Education tool allows you to compare colleges and fields of study across key statistics including median student loan debt and post-graduation median salary.
  • TuitionFit: Compare actual college prices from real financial aid offers
  • SwiftStudent: Get free help writing a financial aid appeal letter

Test out of college courses

  • AP Courses: These are college-level courses offered in high school. Based on qualifying exam scores, you can earn college credit or advanced placement. Click here to search institution credit policies.
  • CLEP: The College Board’s College-Level Examination Program allows students to earn college credit for information they already know. CLEP offers 34 exams that cover material generally covered in courses in the first two years of college for a reduced price. Search institution policies here. 

Freshman Year for Free

Offered by the nonprofit Modern States Education Alliance, the Freshman Year for Free program allows students to earn free college credits. Here’s how it works:

  1. Students take free online classes created by Modern States. The courses are taught by professors from top colleges and universities and prepare students to test out of introductory courses via CLEP exams.
  2. After completing each course, students take the corresponding CLEP exam for free via a voucher provided by Modern States.
  3. Students send their CLEP scores to their college or university to receive credit. More than 2,900 institutions accept CLEP credits.

» LEARN MORE: Watch our interview with the executive director of Modern States

College admissions

Virtual Campus Tours

  • CampusTours: Video tours, photorealistic interactive campus maps, mobile walking tours and custom data-driven multimedia applications for education, non-profit and government clients worldwide.
Our mission is to help you find the best-fit college at the lowest possible price. In order to do that, we’ve partnered with companies that we truly believe will help students and families. We may receive compensation for some of the products or services on this page, but trust that we have our clients’ best interests in mind.
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