AC’s Knowledge for College

In addition to our full-time Director of College Counseling, Kristin Cocquyt, Allendale Columbia provides an array of resources to our families who are thinking about, beginning, and going through the college planning and application process. This can be an exciting yet sometimes challenging time for families, and we provide guidance, expertise, and assistance whenever it’s needed.  The college planning process is truly an individual process for each student; please find seven resources below that can help with college planning.


1. Annual College Planning Programs

Annual College Planning Programs



Upper School students and parents are given personal accounts for SCOIR, an engaging college search and application management system used throughout the college planning process. AC encourages families to visit the site and bookmark the link on their devices and/or download the mobile app from Apple or Google Play.


3. Standardized Testing Dates

Standardized Testing Dates 2021-2022


4. College Board

PSAT, SAT, and AP Tests

Official SAT Practice for SAT


5. ACT

ACT Test Registration, Score Upload, and More 

Official ACT Practice


6. FairTest

Find a list of colleges and universities that have deemphasized or eliminated the use of standardized testing in the admissions process.
Fair Test Website



Test of English as a Foreign Language


8. Financial Aid Resources

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE