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College Planning Resources

College Search & Scholarship Resources

  • Bigfuture.collegeboard.org
    • This site is managed by the SAT/College Board, you can create an account to save your searches
    • It has very detailed filter options to allow you to identify what is important to you in a college
  • www.niche.com
    • Click on the College Link
    • You can put in a variety of different search criteria (i.e. size, tuition, major, etc.) to help you identify colleges that match.
    • This site ranks colleges-I encourage you to ignore rank and focus on what it offers and how it will best serve you.
    • There is also a Paying for College link with a scholarship search tool
  • Oregongoestocollege.org
    • This site provides general information on the college application process and financial aid
    • It has links to scholarship databases and Oregon specific scholarships
    • It shares resources for different student types such as first generation, undocumented students, LGBTQ students in the WHO CAN GO TO COLLEGE tab
  • Scholarship Database
    • Beaverton HS has created an impressive scholarship database, there are several scholarships that you can apply for over the summer. You do not have to be a Beaverton student to access and apply for the scholarships

College visits

 

  • Oregon Private College Week: https://oaicu.org/oregon-private-college-week/
    • Eleven private colleges participate in this week by hosting campus tours and information sessions
      • July 29-Aug 2-most campuses will offer 2 info sessions/day
    • If you visit 4+ during the week, you do not have to pay an application fee, you must register in advance