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Tech Tuesday: Prepping for College

If you have a high school student starting the process of preparing for college, you know how overwhelming it can be.

Between finding the right school, achieving an impressive ACT score, and figuring out how to make your higher education affordable, preparing for college can be a daunting task.

But with the right tools, planning and prepping for the future can be easy, even dare I say, fun!

In this week’s Tech Tuesday, we introduce you to three apps to help you through the different stages of college prep.

One of the most exciting steps of preparing for college is exploring and finding the right school for you.

With the CollegeHunch app, you have total control of your college search. With CollegeHunch, you can browse, sort and organize the latest data on 1,000 four-year colleges. The interactive college guide app lets you compare schools, check out student demographics and popular majors, and easily find tuition and financial aid statistics.

If there’s a fact about a school you are looking for, it’s likely available on CollegeHunch.

Once you’ve found the perfect school for you, make sure your ACT score is high enough to meet admission standards with the ACT Prep TestBank app. The app is 100% free for high school students and gives you unlimited access to the app’s 10,808 practice questions. The app provides explanations and rationale for every question to help you understand why an answer is correct. The app also allows you to track your performance and even lets you compare your ACT ranking with other students.

Once you’ve found your dream school and earned the ACT score to get you in, it’s time to focus on funding your higher education dreams. The Scholly app aims to take the hassle out of the scholarship search process. The app’s adaptive scholarship search engine is designed to match students with a list of personally-tailor scholarships. The app was created by Christopher Gray. After winning $1.3 million in scholarships, Gray realized how time consuming the process of finding and applying for scholarships can be. That’s why he created the Scholly app to help make the process much easier for students everywhere.