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Internet Resources

Click on the links below to go to each website.

College Search

Naviance »
Pacifica’s college search tool

College Board »
Retrieve the academic profile of a college freshman.

College Navigator »
Federal website containing more data on the nation’s colleges and universities than any other website.

College Results Online »
This site provides four-, five-, and six-year graduation rates of schools across the country.

Zinch »
A matchmaker website where students create a profile online that they can share with schools

Cappex »
Another matchmaker website where students share their profiles with schools. You can access Meritaid.com, providing a directory of scholarships that thousands of schools offer

College Majors 101 »
This site offers information about what you can do with dozens of majors, as well as what you can expect academically if you pursue these majors.

College Insight »
The brainchild of the Institute for College Access and Success, containing detailed information on thousands of colleges

College Data »
Helps you conduct a college search, predict admissions chances, and calculate financial aid

Petersons »
College search and matchmaking website

Unigo »
A college blog that will keep you up to date on the latest trends in college admission, testing, and financial aid. Also contains Q&A sessions with college admission officers and other higher education experts

Christian Connector »
Contains information on more than a hundred Christian colleges and opportunities for scholarships

College Prowler »
College reviews written by current students on every aspect of campus life

College Week Live »
Take virtual college tours and visit with college admissions reps through online chats.

College Rankings

U.S. News & World Report »

College Confidential »
Provides information about college admissions, allows school searches, and hosts discussion boards.

Forbes »

Washington Monthly »


SAT vs. ACT »
Compare the two tests and decide which test meets your needs.

SAT General Information »
Learn about all three sections of the SAT and how to register. Use the link to online sample questions.


SAT Subject Tests General Information »
Learn about the many different Subject Tests, which ones you should take, and when.

ACT General Information »
Learn about the test, register, and use the online test preparation.

PSAT General Information »
Learn about the Preliminary SAT which is given in the fall to prepare students for the SAT.

Test Preparation

Revolution Prep »

Princeton Review »

Kaplan »

Scholarships & Financial

Fastweb »

Meritaid »

Scholarship Experts »

Simple Tuition: College Cost Adjustor »

FAFSA: Federal Student Aid »

Cal Grant »

The Project on Student Debt »

NCAA & Recruitment

NCAA Eligibility Center »

The following websites allow student athletes to create online profiles and connect them to college coaches:

BeRecuited.com »

CaptainU.com »

prospectsites.com »

Essay Writing

Essay Advice »

College Board Essay Writing Tips »

Cambridge Essay Service »

Essay Informational »

CollegeEssay.com »

Office of College Counseling

Department of College Counseling

The Future Looks Bright!

The transition to college is a major one in life and ought to be weighed heavily. At Pacifica we equip each student with the resources needed to make the most informed decision possible. At the end of a student’s fourth year Pacifica will have prepared them to have many good options as they dive headlong into their future.