This list comprises everything from financial aid to local guides, social networking, web-based applications and much more for the student with no time to waste in getting the most out of their education.
BeRecruited.com – For student athletes to fill out a form and be connected with college recruiters while getting information on scholarships.
Cappex.com – Create a profile and let universities approach you, talk only to the schools that interest you.
USphere.com – Fill out an online application showing your grades, test scores, college preferences, and more. Then it goes out to all of USphere’s partner schools and you hear back from the interested ones.
Zinch.com – Show potential schools you are more than ACT/SAT score by writing about yourself and creating a portfolio to sell yourself.
ACollegeTrade.com – Buy or sell text books, CDs, DVDs, and more in an auction setting that charges no fees. Search locally or nationally.
BooksForSchool.ca – A Canadian-based site for buying & selling your textbooks.
CollegeMedium.com – A classified ads site targeted specifically to students. Buy or sell your items, look for apartments and jobs directed specifically towards your school.
Craigslist.org – While everyone knows Craigslist is a place for classifieds of all kinds, it’s also a great place for buying and selling textbooks.
DormItem.com – Search classifieds by school so you get results for your area.
ECampus.com – Lets you buy & sell textbooks, they pick up UPS shipping costs.
EFCollegeBreak.com – A travel site with packages directed specifically towards college students wanting to see the world.
Half.com – A popular site for buying and selling your textbooks at bargain prices.
Ichapters.com – Buy print textbooks, ebooks, or even just one chapter of a text.
Pazap.com – An exchange site for students to trade, buy and sell books on-campus with other students.
Studentbid.com – Buy and sell your items without any fees, search for rentals and sublets in your area.
Uloop.com – Buy & sell your textbooks, find a ride home, promote events and more.
Financial Information & Aid Sites
Fafsa.ed.gov – The FAFSA website is the US Federal government website that assists you in applying for financial aid by filling out their forms.
Finaid.org – Assists you in finding different forms of financial aid for attending school.
Finfo.com – Offers all sorts of financial info from comparing schools tuitions and potential jobs vs. their related cost of living.
TuitionCoach.com – Helps you calculate your college tuition and then aids you in finding ways to pay it.
Homework Reference & Work Sites
Bartelby.com – Contains full texts of public domain works, perfect for that paper on Shakespeare and other passed on authors.
BookALesson.com – Aims to streamline the communication process between student and their teachers.
BuddySchool.com – Find online tutoring in pretty much any subject you need.
Carmun.com – Ever wish you could find someone at your school to discuss a fairly unknown text for a class? Search Carmun for other students around the world who share your passions.
Digication.com – Allows you to create an eportfolio and easily share documents with students and teachers.
Ectolearning.com – Lets you set up peer-to-peer learning as close as across the hall or anywhere in the world.
Gradefix.com – A homework management system that aids you in staying organized and getting your work done more efficiently.
Literature.org – Full and unabridged texts of classic English Literature.
NoodleTools.com – Assists you in writing a bibliography and making note cards to go along with it.
Pebblelearning.co.uk – A site to to put your work in to an eportfolio to allow peer groups to work, teachers to give feedback, record progress and more.
Scriptovia.com – A collaborative site for students to receive feedback on their academic work.
TalkBean.com – A global network of tutors waiting to work with students.
TutorLinker.com – Lets you search your local area for tutors in the fields you need.
Tutorz.com – Helps you locate a tutor in virtually any subject or level.
Alumwire.com – Helps college students and young alumni with building a career network.
AnswerU.com – Ask about any question you can imagine about your school and receive answers from your fellow students.
CampusExplorer.com – Explore information on over 6,000 colleges in the USA to find the one just right for you.
CollegeWikis.com – Browse wiki sites specific to your university or learn some things about schools you may want to attend.
LocalSchools.com – Enter the program you are interested in, where you live, and a radius of how many miles to search, and this site will help you locate a school meeting your needs.
RateMyProfessors.com – For the college and grad school set, check out your professors before you sign up for their classes. Add your own thoughts.
RateMyTeachers.com – For K – 12 classes, check out what your teachers are like before the first day and add your own reviews.
Yelp.com – Moving away to school can be scary as you don’t know all the good places to go. This site attempts to help with visitor-written reviews and tips.
FreeMyCampus.com – A site for college students to write on any number of subjects, believing that every student should have a voice.
Gradspot.com – A catch-all site with tips on good job interviews, finding your first apartment, to even health tips. A great source of information for someone living out on their own for the first time.
MonsterTRAK.com – A division of Monster.com geared specifically to part-time jobs, entry-level positions, internships and more.
Scholar.com – A social bookmarking site specifically geared towards academia.
CollegeMailer.com – Helps school clubs and organizations manage themselves and set up schedules, communicate, pay for event tickets and more.
CollegeRuled.com – Class message boards, easy to create class schedules, to-do lists for each class, and more.
MynoteIT.com – Track to-do lists, upload your documents, put your notes online and access them even from your mobile phone.
Notely.net – Helps you organize your lessons, to-do lists, notes and more.
NoteMesh.com – Allows students in the same class to create a wiki and share their notes so they can work together.
Stu.dicio.us – Organize your documents, take notes, share them, automatically link keywords in notes to Wikipedia.
Tuggle.it – An online tool for running your student organizations.
B4Class.com – Social networking with video chats, notes on trends and fashion and much more.
Campusbug.com – Combines social networking with online questions & answers and more.
CampusCentral.com – Connecting students from anywhere to buy and sell their textbooks, as well as building a community that lets you communicate.
CrushTV.com – Just for college students to create a profile, upload & share videos and pictures, and send mail.
Facebook.com – Although no longer just for school students, this site is still a very big part of university life.
SocialMD.com – A social network for medical students, residents, fellows, and physicians.
StudentFace.com – A student social networking site for Australia.
StudentSN.com – A student-only social network that offers all of the usual trappings.
Zeeya.net – An international social network for students.
Via: College Toolbox