College Resources

The School Counseling Office is home to a great deal of information about colleges and the college application process. Students visit the office routinely to read college catalogues and viewbooks, SAT and ACT preparation materials, and brochures and other information about financial aid, merit scholarships, and college athletics, among other topics. Computers with internet access are available for student use as well. We encourage you to visit the School Counseling Office to discover our many resources. 

Below are links to more college resources. If there is a source you know of but do not see below, please contact the School Counseling Office at 860.236.4221 x 117.

ACT: Register for the ACT, research colleges, and apply online.

Campus Tours: Take virtual tours and see snapshots of information about more than 800 U.S. colleges and universities.

Catholic College Admission Association: Learn more about this non-profit organization of Catholic colleges and universities committed to promoting the value of Catholic higher education and serving students in the transition to college.

College Board: Register for the SAT, research and apply to colleges, research financial aid, and register for the CSS/profile, a financial aid form required by some colleges.

CollegeNET: Search colleges and scholarship database with more than 500,000 listings.

CollegeView: Take virtual tours and find information about more than 3,500 colleges and universities. Students can search for colleges that match their interests using criteria such as location, size, majors, and athletics.

Common Application: Find the "Common Application," which many schools use exclusively or in addition to supplemental applications of their own.

Connecticut Office of Higher Education: Discover information on state scholarships and grants as well as many other state programs for college-bound students.

Electronic Financial Aid Library: Find "infobases" with Student Financial Assistance documents from the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Fair/Test: Search the list of college and universities that do not require the SAT (click on "University Testing" and then choose "List of Schools").

FAFSA: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) required by most schools for financial aid consideration.

FastWeb: Called the "internet's largest free scholarship search" service, this site includes more than 275,000 listings.

FinAid: The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators' site includes links to many other sites, including scam alerts (on bogus scholarship companies), reference lists, scholarship databases, and cost calculators.

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving: Search a directory of more than 100 scholarships available to college-bound students in the Greater Hartford region.

LendEDU: Search this guide to college scholarships to help students find relevant opportunities to cut some of the costs of college.

Naviance Family Connection: Link interests to majors and careers, and dig deep into the college search.

NCAA Eligibility Center: Find information for prospective student-athletes who wish to participate in NCAA Division I or Division II athletics. 

Online Colleges, Scholarships, and Degree Programs: Find more than 100 links to scholarship and financial aid searches as well as a directory of college contact information.

Peterson's: Check out this college search engine with test prep and financial aid information.

Sallie Mae: Offers general information about eligibility, forms, and process to acquire these government-sponsored college loans.

Student Financial Assistance (SFA): A guide from the U.S. Department of Education on determination financial aid eligibility and on various types of loans and federal grants.

Student Scholarships: A comprehensive overview of numerous scholarships offered to students who meet certain criteria.

TOEFL: Find information and register for the Test of English as a Foreign Language.

U.S. News Online: Find information about financial aid and scholarships.