Standardized Testing

College Board : Parent organization of the SAT, PSAT, CSS Profile, AP Program, and many other services. Website contains financial aid information, a college search feature, test dates, practice tests, etc.
ACT Website where students can register for the ACT exam. There are also a bunch of other resources, including data on college and career readiness.

College Admissions Process

Colleges That Change Lives : Its profiles of lesser-known liberal arts colleges that truly care about each and every undergraduate are widely regarded in the college counseling community.
The Fiske Guide Available through print and online resources, The Fiske Guide profiles hundreds of colleges and universities, paying particular attention to academics, social life, and reputation. Profiles are filled with student comments to provide unique insight into each college.
The Best 379 Colleges : Created by The Princeton Review, this guide rates schools on a variety of metrics and provides The Inside Word about each school, i.e. what college counselors and other professionals are saying.
The Insider’s Guide to the Colleges : Assembled by the Yale Daily News, Insider’s Guide has college students complete surveys to provide honest feedback about the schools they attend.
Crazy U : Written by a reporter for The Washington Post, Crazy U examines the world of independent college consulting, and chronicles the college admissions process with humor and panache.
Acing the College Application : If I could recommend one “How to” book, it would be Michele Hernandez’s succinct overview of the college application process that provides valuable tips and advice.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Fastweb: One of the best scholarship search engines on the Internet.
Cappex: Another search engine that has enhanced tools to help manage your scholarship search.
Chegg: Another online scholarship resource.
FinAid: Provides detailed information on all types of financial aid, including federal loans (PLUS, Stafford, Perkins), educational grants (Pell), savings plans, and scholarships. The FAFSA and CSS Profile are also discussed in-depth.