Best Apps and Sites for College Prep

During junior year of high school, college application madness begins. Standardized test scores, scholarships, and essays start to dominate your kid's time. They may start to think about what helps their chances and how to submit applications, and they may find opportunities to beef up their experience. But don't worry -- you don't have to go it alone. Check out these resources to help your kind find funding, boost test scores, write solid essays, develop strong time-management habits, and practice important life skills for when they're on their own. 

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30/30 App Poster Image
Must-have time-management app for attention deficits.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
(2014)
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Stop, Breathe & Think App Poster Image
Appealing tool guides meditation and promotes compassion.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
(2014)
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Forest: Stay focused, be present App Poster Image
Watch focus grow, have real-world impact with visual tool.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Windows Phone
(2016)
(2016)
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HowStuffWorks App Poster Image
Popular, trusted resource covers mature topics responsibly.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
(2011)
(2011)
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Moment - Screen Time Tracker App Poster Image
Slick app needs full access to track device use, set limits.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
(2016)
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SAT Vocab by MindSnacks App Poster Image
9 fun ways to practice; purchase needed to unlock full app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
(2015)
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Streaks App Poster Image
Form or break habits, track progress daily with sleek tool.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
(2016)
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uVocab - Vocabulary Trainer App Poster Image
Challenging practice app for SAT and ACT prep.
Devices: Android
(2013)
(2012)
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Evernote App Poster Image
Organization tool helps kids manage their digital lives.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook, Kindle Fire, Nook HD, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
(2013)
(2013)
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Grockit Website Poster Image
Detailed, adaptive data helps kids study more effectively.
URL: https://grockit.com/
(2013)
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Purdue Online Writing Lab Website Poster Image
One-stop site for writing help is a good resource for teens.
URL: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/
(2013)
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RaiseMe - College Scholarships App Poster Image
Use this handy tool to log achievements, earn scholarships.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2018)
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LinkedIn Website Poster Image
Teens should think twice before posting an online resume.
URL: http://www.linkedin.com
(2013)
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Shmoop Website Poster Image
Clever study materials for teens merge humor and learning.
URL: https://www.shmoop.com
(2013)
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SoundNote App Poster Image
Cool study aid syncs written notes with recorded audio.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
(2013)
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Vocabador App Poster Image
Mexican wrestling theme makes vocab engaging.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2012)
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Any.do: To-Do List, Calendar, Reminders & Tasks App Poster Image
Multi-function, powerful organizer best for teens, adults.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2017)
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Peterson's College Guide App Poster Image
Find basic college stats on this simple, searchable tool.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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SAT Website Poster Image
SAT
Trustworthy SAT prep from the folks who make the test.
URL: http://sat.collegeboard.org
(2013)
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The College Fair App Poster Image
Browse slick feed to find college info with some flaws.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2016)
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DREAMer's Roadmap App Poster Image
Find scholarships, college info for undocumented students.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
(2016)
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Scholly App Poster Image
Find scholarships, preview essays with targeted search tool.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
(2016)
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