College Resources

Free Application Opportunities at Minnesota Colleges and Universities


There are many opportunities for students to apply at no charge at some Minnesota institutions. Some opportunities are every day and some are of limited duration. Click here for more information.



NCAA Eligibility

If you want to play NCAA college sports at a Division I or II school, you need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center. You need to qualify academically (2.3 GPA or above) and you will also need to be cleared as an amateur student-athlete. The NCAA Eligibility Center helps high school student-athletes transition to college. The online content gives student-athletes and counselors a broad look at the initial-eligibility process and detailed information about common eligibility situations.




SAT Reasoning Test

CollegeBoard - College Planning, SAT Information

ACT Student - Information and registration for ACT, financial need estimator, etc.

Letters of Recommendation Directions - Seniors applying for college may need a letter of recommendation to be included in the application packet. You may want to ask a teacher, employer or coach to write such a document for you but they may need to know more about you. The attached form, filled out by the senior in ink, will help the person write a more meaningful letter. East Ridge counselors advise students to give the recommending adults three weeks to write the letter. Be sure you fill in the deadline date.