College Planning and Resources


Here are various resources offered in this section that will give parents and students information they need in order to choose a college or university that best fits their goals

High school counselors are available to:


  • Assist students with the college decision making process that includes searching for colleges and universities that are suitable for each individual student.

  • Advise students in relevant testing such as the SAT and ACT including testing dates, registration, and practice tests.

  • Provide comprehensive college planning presentations for grades 8-12 as well as parent nights on topics such as financial aid, college athletics, and transitioning to college.

  • Assist with college and career exploration using Naviance Family Connection.

  • Counsel students and parents with any questions and/or concerns related to academic advising and college planning.

Galway High School College Planning Guide 1.pdf

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College Search Resources:

University HQ
Best Colleges, Schools and Universities Resource

New York Map  Universities

Best Colleges in New York Resource

Niche College  
College Niche.

Millions of college reviews and rankings.


College Information and Searches, Career Information and Surveys and Interest Inventories

Username - Galway student email address
Password - 4 digit student ID

Big Future  


Bigfuture by The College Board


Not sure where to start? Use the College Board's step-by-step college search engine and an interactive guide.


Career Cruising


Career Cruising


Interactive career guide featuring multimedia interviews with real people in every career, in-depth occupational profiles and information on colleges and universities.

Username: galwayshs

Password: careers


eCampus Tours

eCampus Tours


Virtual campus tours of over 1300 college campuses.

Fair Test

Fair Test: The National Center for Fair and Open Testing


Fair Test provides information on over 830 four-year colleges that do not use the SAT Ior ACT to admit a substantial number of bachelor degree applicants.


New York's Private Colleges

NY Colleges


New York's private Colleges and Universities.

College View  
Scholarships, financial aid, and profiles of universities.
Peterson's College 
Princeton Review  
College Affordability Guide  
My Majors  
The college major assessment for Galway High School. After taking this assessment you will be recommended the top majors, colleges and careers based on your academic achievements, interests and personality.

College Essay Guy

College Data

College Greenlight

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Paying for College Guide

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