College Planning

Princeton Review Practice SAT: Take a FREE practice SAT exam offered by the Princeton Review. Seats are limited and you will need to bring a pencil and a calculator. Apr 6, 11am. Mezzanine Conference Room, Central Library in Copley Square., 1-800-447-0254

E.M.E.R.G.E College and Career Day: This seminar is an all-day financial aid, college awareness, and career readiness event for rising high school juniors and seniors. The day will include free lunch, a career fair, free live entertainment, and community service credit. Apr 18, 10am-7pm. Mattahunt Wheelock Community Center. Shellice Baker,

Upward Bound: Get ready for college with Upward bound and Upward Bound Math/Science programs offered in the summer at four universities in Boston. For students in grades 9-10. Take classes to prepare for the SAT and MCAS or focus on math and science skills. Students can receive a stipend. Deadline: varies by program. Contact Roxbury Community College, Suffolk University, UMass Boston, or Wheelock College for more information.

Let’s Get Ready: This FREE SAT prep program is open to juniors and seniors who have qualifying financial need. Apply now for summer program. Program partners with area colleges for 9 weeks and meets 3 hours, twice a week.  617-345-0085,

uASPIRE: Formerly known as ACCESS, uAspire provides free financial aid advising to nearly 40,000 Boston students. From advice on filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to tips on applying for scholarships, you can get answers to all your college affordability questions. 617-778-7195,

TERi College Access: TERi advisors provide free, one-on-one guidance and resources to make planning and paying for college as simple as possible, with topics on scholarships, choosing prospective schools, and majors. Advisors are fluent in a number of foreign languages. TERi has a site at the Copley BPL Higher Education Center and at several branch libraries and schools. 877-332-4348,

Bottom Line: Bottom Line helps students get in to college, graduate, and go far in life. To be eligible for Bottom Line's FREE one-on-one, year-long college application and financial aid advising services, you must be a Boston resident and have at least a 2.5 GPA. If you are a high school junior in the class of 2014, learn about eligibility requirements and apply:

Boston Scholarship Guide: The Mayor’s Youthline is currently in the process of updating all local, college, and national scholarships. Please see our updated scholarships here: For a complete, not updated list: