College Planning

College Prep Center
The resources you need to achieve your college preparation goals, including SAT and ACT test preparation and practice.

An early intervention and college awareness program that helps 5th-12th grade students and their families with college planning information, academic tutoring, and information on career and higher education options. GetReady! is offered by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education.

Minnesota’s career, education, and job resource site. Explore careers, plan your education, and find a job.

Dual High School/College Credit videos from the Center for School Change
Many of Minnesota's high schools offer Dual Credit programs that allow qualifying students to earn college credit while still in high school at little or no cost. Dual Credit programs are a great way for high school students to challenge themselves academically, earn college credit, and save time and money.

Neighborhood House College Access Program
Prepares immigrant, refugee, and low-income individuals for post-secondary education.

College Possible
Prepares low-income youth for post-secondary education by helping high school junior and seniors with ACT/SAT preparation, preparing college applications, obtaining financial aid, and making the transition from high school to college.

College Readiness Academy
Provides college preparation to New Americans and others who would like to begin college-level classes but are not yet college-ready.

Choosing a College

Plan Your Education (
Search, browse, and compare majors, programs, courses, certifications, and apprenticeships at Minnesota colleges and universities.

College Navigator (U.S. Department of Education)
Find the right college for you. Build a list of schools and make side-by-side comparisons.

Paying for College

Get help paying for college. Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Minnesota College Goal
Free help with your financial aid application.

Paying for College
Advice from local experts who help demystify how Minnesota families can finance a four-year college education.