College Planning

Resources for students planning to attend college

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Florida Shines Virtual Campus Tours

Take a virtual tour of these State Universities and Colleges in Florida!

Virtual Campus Tours
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Cappex

Cappex has a variety of tools to help you decide what college is right for you. Calculate your changes of acceptance at a school, get a "fit score" to see how good of a fit a school is for you, and take a quiz to see what careers and majors match your personality.

Cappex
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State University System of Florida Application Pages

This site has the requirements of general admissions for all state universities in Florida, as well as links to the admissions pages to each of Florida's state universities.

State University Application Pages
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State Colleges

Take a virtual tour of any of the Florida colleges on this page! Website, phone number, year established, current president, and counties each college serves is also provided.

Virtual Tours for Florida Colleges
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State University System of Florida

See all of Florida's state universities and even quickly get links to each school's webpages covering topics like financial aid, disability resources, sustainability, honors programs, admissions, and much more.

Compare State Universities
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State University System College Guide

Get a quick comparison of each of Florida's state college application requirements, deadlines, and tuition costs.

State University College Guide PDF
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Approved Institutions - Florida Dept. of Education

See the Florida Department of Education's list of public & private approved institutions with a link to each school's website. This site does not include religious institutions exempt from the commission's jurisdiction.

FLDE Approved Institutions List
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Common Application to Various US Colleges & Universities

The Common App is a great tool for students applying to college for the first time or transferring. Fill out your application, choose schools, and learn more about financial aid and applying to college all on one site.

Common App
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Coalition for College

Check out the Coalition for College's free college-planning tools to prepare for and apply to college. Use the MyCoalition tools to gather your personal and school-related achievements as early as ninth grade so you can stress less during college application time.

Coalition for College
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ACT

Register and learn more about the ACT test with test prep and registration tips and information about test day and your scores. Browse their resources for college and career readiness.

Learn more about ACT
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CollegeBoard / SAT

The CollegeBoard offers more than just the SAT test; they also have resources on their website for college planning including scholarships, career finder, and a college search that offers helpful information about each institution.

Visit the CollegeBoard
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FloridaShines

FloridaShines is an excellent resource for college and career guidance including help with transferring schools, taking courses at another school, finding free online textbooks, getting ready for college, and much more.

Visit FloridaShines
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Text Alerts for College Information

The Going2College alerts program sends text message reminders for important things like admissions information, financial aid deadlines and resources, and application deadlines for up to three schools. Read more to see all the college codes.

Going2College Alerts Program
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Florida College Access Network

Florida jobs are increasingly demanding an education beyond high school. The Florida College Access Network aims to help every Floridian achieve an education beyond high school and a rewarding career.

Florida College Access Network
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College UnMazed

College UnMazed is "Your complete set of Florida resources for college admissions and scholarships." Try the readiness survey, browse articles for parents and students, and much more.

Visit College UnMazed
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Affordable Colleges Online

Find affordable online colleges and filter by location and degree or major. Don't forget to check out the ranked lists comparing online colleges.

Find Affordable Colleges Online
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College Navigator

The College Navigator is a tool from the National Center for Education Statistics to help prospective college students choose the right college. Visitors can filter by location, programs, degree level, and institution type, and even save and export their search results.

Visit the NCES College Navigator
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College Scorecard

Find out about college programs, costs, admissions, results, and other helpful information to help you decide which college to attend. Explore different careers and alternative pathways to a career such as apprenticeships.

Check out the College Scorecard
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BigFuture

Find the right college for you. Filter by location, major, and other options. Explore college majors and careers, check out their financial aid help section, and try their scholarship search tool.

Visit BigFuture by CollegeBoard
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Cappex

Cappex has a variety of tools to help you decide what college is right for you. Calculate your changes of acceptance at a school, get a "fit score" to see how good of a fit a school is for you, and take a quiz to see what careers and majors match your personality.

Cappex
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College Scorecard

Find out about college programs, costs, admissions, results, and other helpful information to help you decide which college to attend. Explore different careers and alternative pathways to a career such as apprenticeships.

Check out the College Scorecard
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State University System of Florida

See all of Florida's state universities and even quickly get links to each school's webpages covering topics like financial aid, disability resources, sustainability, honors programs, admissions, and much more.

Compare State Universities
Screenshot of the State University System College Guide comparing different admissions information for each State College in Florida.

State University System College Guide

Get a quick comparison of each of Florida's state college application requirements, deadlines, and tuition costs.

State University College Guide PDF
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Approved Institutions - Florida Dept. of Education

See the Florida Department of Education's list of public & private approved institutions with a link to each school's website. This site does not include religious institutions exempt from the commission's jurisdiction.

FLDE Approved Institutions List
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Post-Secondary Institutions - Career & Technical Schools

Interested in a career or technical school education? Check out the full list of COE (Council on Occupational Education) accredited institutions in Florida organized by county.

Career & Technical Schools
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Florida Shines Virtual Campus Tours

Take a virtual tour of these State Universities and Colleges in Florida!

Virtual Campus Tours
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State Colleges

Take a virtual tour of any of the Florida colleges on this page! Website, phone number, year established, current president, and counties each college serves is also provided.

Virtual Tours for Florida Colleges
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College Navigator

The College Navigator is a tool from the National Center for Education Statistics to help prospective college students choose the right college. Visitors can filter by location, programs, degree level, and institution type, and even save and export their search results.

Visit the NCES College Navigator
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Map of Career and Technical Schools in Florida

This pdf has a map marking all of Florida's accredited career & technical Schools with a list of all of these schools organized by county.

Map of FL Career & Technical Schools
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FloridaShines

FloridaShines is an excellent resource for college and career guidance including help with transferring schools, taking courses at another school, finding free online textbooks, getting ready for college, and much more.

Visit FloridaShines
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Affordable Colleges Online

Find affordable online colleges and filter by location and degree or major. Don't forget to check out the ranked lists comparing online colleges.

Find Affordable Colleges Online
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Khan Academy

Khan Academy covers math K-12 through early college, grammar, science, history, AP®, SAT®, and more all for free. They have resources for students and teachers in an easy to navigate website.

Khan Academy
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ACT

Register and learn more about the ACT test with test prep and registration tips and information about test day and your scores. Browse their resources for college and career readiness.

Learn more about ACT
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CollegeBoard / SAT

The CollegeBoard offers more than just the SAT test; they also have resources on their website for college planning including scholarships, career finder, and a college search that offers helpful information about each institution.

Visit the CollegeBoard
Screenshot of the Undergraduate Admissions page on the State University System of Florida website.

State University System of Florida Application Pages

This site has the requirements of general admissions for all state universities in Florida, as well as links to the admissions pages to each of Florida's state universities.

State University Application Pages
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Common Application to Various US Colleges & Universities

The Common App is a great tool for students applying to college for the first time or transferring. Fill out your application, choose schools, and learn more about financial aid and applying to college all on one site.

Common App
Coalition for College logo

Coalition for College

Check out the Coalition for College's free college-planning tools to prepare for and apply to college. Use the MyCoalition tools to gather your personal and school-related achievements as early as ninth grade so you can stress less during college application time.

Coalition for College
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Applying for Financial Aid

A helpful document explaining types of aid, what you need to complete the FAFSA, what happens after you submit the FAFSA, and other helpful FAFSA information.

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CollegeBoard / SAT

The CollegeBoard offers more than just the SAT test; they also have resources on their website for college planning including scholarships, career finder, and a college search that offers helpful information about each institution.

Visit the CollegeBoard
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FloridaShines

FloridaShines is an excellent resource for college and career guidance including help with transferring schools, taking courses at another school, finding free online textbooks, getting ready for college, and much more.

Visit FloridaShines
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College UnMazed

College UnMazed is "Your complete set of Florida resources for college admissions and scholarships." Try the readiness survey, browse articles for parents and students, and much more.

Visit College UnMazed
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RaiseMe

Create a portfolio on RaiseMe, earn scholarships based on your achievements, and discover colleges that offer awards based on your achievements.

Visit RaiseMe
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BigFuture

Find the right college for you. Filter by location, major, and other options. Explore college majors and careers, check out their financial aid help section, and try their scholarship search tool.

Visit BigFuture by CollegeBoard