Created By: Cappex
Audience: 7th-12th-grade students, parents, counselors
Big Picture: Think of this site as a digital backpack for college prep—you register, log in, then use the site’s super-charged search features to find colleges you like and add them to your profile. You can also search for and add financial-aid resources (like scholarship opportunities), and everything is viewable from your own personal “dashboard,” which you can share with your parents or teachers (if you so choose).
How It Helps You: The site keeps your searches, notes, and important deadlines all in one place—log in anytime, anywhere, from any device, and easily share and talk about your choices with your friends and family.
Must-Use: The My Colleges section is where you’ll find a pretty awesome search engine—with your results, you can easily compare colleges based on a variety of key factors, and then use the built-in note-taker to organize your thoughts.
Parent-Friendliness: Parents can create a user account and build their own profiles, storing information they think is important about colleges you may be interested in.
Protip: A school may not be right for you based only on how much it costs or where it’s located, so this site also gives you a Fit Score for every college you find—it lets you know how well your personal interests match what the school has to offer.