College - College and Postsecondary Planning

You want to go to college? Explore the resources on this page to help figure out which college is best for you.

How to Start Your College Search

Not sure how to begin your college search? Explore the links below to help figure out which options are best for you!

College Board Resources

National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) Resources

The Coalition for College

The Coalition for College helps make college a reality for all students with their free, online college-planning tools that help students learn about, prepare for, and apply to college.

How to Apply to College

The college application process can seem intimidating, especially if students don’t have family who have already been through the process. Explore the links to better understand how to apply to college.

The Common Application

The Common Application provides access to over 800 colleges and universities on one platform. It is also called "The Common App".

College Application Resources


Both ACT and SAT scores are used for college admissions decisions and awarding merit-based scholarships. Learn more about FCPS and SAT exam opportunities on the SAT Assessments page.

Check out the resources below to learn more about these standardized tests:

SAT Resources

ACT Resources

Looking for a list of colleges and universities with SAT and ACT optional testing policies for Fall 2022 admissions?
NOTE: Please confirm with each individual school.

First Generation College Students' Resources

Immigrant Students: DACAmented and Undocumented Resources

Students with Special Needs Resources

General Resources

Local Colleges with Learning Support Programs

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