College Planning Resources

  •  College Search Information

    The following are some websites that provide information and resources for the college search process. This is not an exhaustive list, but can help get you started:

    • Xello
      • Xello is Lake Park's post-secondary planning tool. We want ALL students to use Xello and have lessons for each grade level. See the Xello page on this website for more information.
    • BigFuture by the College Board   
      • Flyer with additional information about BigFuture
    • Cappex 
      • A lot of great resources for college and financial aid
      • This link is a list of colleges that are "need-blind" in the admission process.
    • Collegevine
      • Discover schools, understand your chances for admission, and get personalized guidance for every step of the admissions process.
    • ISAC Student Portal Resources
      • The Illinois Student Assistance Commission has a wide variety of college research and financial aid resources.
      • Lake Park has our own ISAC representative who comes to the College & Career Center to assist students with their post-secondary planning.
    • Chicago Area Regional Representatives (CARR) 
      • CARR has many useful videos for both juniors and seniors regarding the college search process.