Are you ready to start your college search? Just answer these 12 simple questions, and we'll start building your list of college matches.

Academic Major and College Preferences

Number of colleges to which you want to apply?

Too many options can be overwhelming, we know. Customize your college search results by telling us more about your plans and preferences.

Not sure how many applications to send? Most college counselors recommend submitting 6-8 college applications, but the college search is different for everyone. Select whatever feels best, we promise we won’t hold you to it.

Don't have any colleges or majors picked out yet? Don't worry. You can add them later.

Student Information

The college search is about finding out where you’ll be comfortable as much as anything else. Help us understand you a little bit better by telling us who are and what you want.

Student's gender*

Zip Code*
Student state of residency*

High School
Graduation Year
Preferred college size
Preferred college city size
Preferred college location
Student's Academic Information
GPA (unweighted)*
    GPA (weighted)*
      GPA max (out of)*
        Select "Unweighted" if your high school GPA is on a 4.0 scale. Select "Weighted" if it's on a scale other than 4.0.

        College entrance exams

        Family and Financial Information

        In the end, the perfect college has to be one you can afford. Narrow down your college search results by telling us a few details about your family and finances.

        How important is college cost to you when deciding which colleges to apply to?
        Please select the amount of financial data you will provide.
        • None - Calculate net prices using default data for your family size.
        • Known EFC – I am a U.S. citizen or eligible non-U.S. citizen and have already completed the FAFSA and know my Expected Family Contribution.
        • Limited – Enter income and asset data to get a more accurate estimate of college costs. (5 questions)
        • Full – Provide detailed financial data to get our best estimate of college costs. (about 70 questions)
        Financial Information
        Expected Family Contribution ($)
        Students and Family Information
        Number of people in the student's household*
        How many family members, including the student, will be enrolled at the same time?*
        Parent's marital status

        Number of working parents in the student's household

        Student marital status

        Student's children
        Financial Information
        Parent's total income*
        Parent's total assets*
        Student's total income*
        Student's total assets*
        How much do the student and family plan to pay out of pocket for college? (Per year)*
        This won't impact your results. It's only used to calculate loan and debt estimates.
        please wait while your estimated college costs are being calculated