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Choosing & Applying To College

Students & Alumni

Choosing & Applying To College

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, your overall feeling of how well you fit with the school, and if its the right financial fit.

Our new guide, Find Your Path To Higher Education: A Guide For Undocumented Students, has frequently asked questions about undocumented students and higher education.

How To Apply To Colleges In Massachusetts On Time

This resource lists colleges, universities, and trade schools in Massachusetts, plus information about admissions requirements, standardized testing, and other college planning resources to help you stay organized and focused throughout the process.

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Additional Resources

College Navigator
U.S. Department of Education guide to choosing and applying to colleges.

Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
Use their directory to find almost any career school.

College Board
Online SAT® registration, test dates, and information, plus college search.

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.

Resources Specific To Massachusetts And New England

Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts
A 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
A program that helps students pay in-state tuition for certain out-of-state courses of study.

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