College Planning

Get in gear for college! It is never too early to start planning. Find resources on everything you need from taking the SATs, applying to colleges, and even finding the financial resources to pay for college.

TERI Higher Education Center

Visit TERi Higher Education Center to get help with the college process. They offer free assistance and help you plan and pay for college. Visit the TERI center at the Boston Public Library at Copley Square, Chinatown, East Boston, Dorchester, Roxbury, South Boston and Hyde Park.


CollegeBoard has great resources including college checklists, deadline reminders, college profiles, financing tips and financial aid forms like the CSS Profile. CollegeBoard has tools that may help you decide what types of college would suit you best. Find the right type of school for you with their online personality contest.

Bottom Line

The Bottom Line is open to high school juniors and seniors who are serious about going to college, especially first generation/low income students. The agency oversees the college process and keeps in touch throughout the four college years.


Ready Set Go To College has many resources and tips about going to college and how to pay for it. This site has some great links to various resources.

Boston Public Schools Career and College Guide

This BPS publication offers insight into the the college process as well as preparatory methods. Get tips on what to do in Middle School and High School, learn what resources are available, and figure out what your options are. It's never to early to start planning for your future.

Opening Doors for Youth

Get personalized assistance for high school students with a special heath care need or disability through the Opening Doors Opt4College program at the Institute for Community Inclusion at Umass Boston. Opt4College offers assistance for EVERY step of the college process.

College Planning Network

College prep, choosing a college, and possible careers.

College NET

Free college search, free scholarship search, and online (fee) college application.


An online education resource center with tons of subject guides and distance learning information.