Choosing a College
We’ve provided some resources here that you can use to research different colleges. You can also come to our College Planning Centers to talk over your choice with us.
Ultimately, your choice of college is a personal one, based on your academic history, your career aspirations, and your overall feeling of how well you fit with the school. You can find a list of Massachusetts colleges and their application deadlines in our Deadline Datebook.
Massachusetts and New England
- Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts: Directory of independent colleges and universities in Massachusetts.
- Massachusetts Community Colleges: Pertinent information on Massachusetts community colleges.
- Massachusetts Department of Higher Education: Resources and regulations for students and educators.
- NEBHE Tuition Break: Program that helps students pay in-state tuition for certain out-of-state courses of study.
- Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges: Use their directory to find almost any career school.
- College Answer: General college prep information from Sallie Mae.
- College Board: Online SAT® registration, test dates, and information, plus college search.
- College Navigator: U.S. Department of Education guide to choosing and applying to colleges.
- Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Connect with students and alumni of these schools to find out if they're right for you.
- Peterson's Education Center: Guide to colleges, graduate schools, and continuing education programs, plus information for international students.
Know the Net Price
Remember, the sticker price for college isn’t necessarily the price you’ll pay. Be sure you apply for financial aid to get as much help paying for college as possible. Learn more about financial aid.