College Resources

Iowa State University TRIO Talent Search does not specifically endorse any of the organizations we have listed on our Web pages, nor do we endorse the information they provide, or the contents of their Web sites. Links are checked and updated periodically.


Information about the SAT, AP courses and college searches.

The College Access Center

Offers information about college preparation, career planning, choosing a college, financial aid, and debt management. The College Access Center is a free service to students and is located right in Des Moines!

College View

Comparative college information from College View.

Iowa College Student Aid Commission

Provides financial aid opportunties for students in Iowa

Next Step Magazine

Your life, after high school.

Peterson’s Guide to Colleges and Universities

This on-line guide lists all the college and universities in the US.

Offers information on how to plan and pay for your education as well as information on career development and military service.

Virtual Job Shadow

An online career and college planning tool for students in the Iowa State TRIO Talent Search program. Username and passowrd are required. Contact Livvy Boeck, TRIO Outreach Coordinator ( to create your account.


This is a site where you can search for colleges and apply right online. You can also obtain information about financial aid, begin preparation for college, and plan your future career.

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