• Out of State Colleges

    Finding the right college or university can be a daunting challenge, especially if they are out of state or across the country.  There are about 5000 two-year and four-year colleges in the United States alone and more choices internationally.  Luckily there are a lot of resources out there to help you narrow your search. 

    On this website you can access links to in-state colleges, Career Information and a College Planning Timeline.  Your counselors are also available to help if you'd like to sit down and discuss the process and different schools.  We may not have all the answers, but we can definitely help you figure out where to find them!

    Additionally, we have a variety of reference books available in the Counseling Office and we keep files of current information on many of the schools that come to visit Ironwood Ridge.  Make sure you check the calendar on the Counseling webpage or listen to the daily announcements to find out who will be on campus in the near future!  Talking directly to the college representative is one of the best ways to get your questions answered.  The daily announcements are also posted on the school's website. 


    Both ACT and CollegeBoard offer college search engines.  These websites offer a wealth of suggestions and the ability to create a list of schools that meet your personal criteria.  Please check out the links below to see what they have available.

    CollegeBoard's Big Future

    ACT's Choosing a College


    Looking for something a little different?  "Colleges That Change Lives" is dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process." Click on the link to find out more about how the non-profit organization started from a popular book and what the colleges involved have to offer students.


    Interested in Engineering? Educatingengineers.com helps you search and review programs across the country.

  • Know the difference between Early Decision and Early Action!  Early Decision is binding, Early Action is not (there are a few exceptions to this rule, so be sure to check the individual colleges' websites to know their policies).  Check out Peterson's helpful website that explains more.


    Students who are residents of WICHE (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education) states are eligible to request a reduced tuition rate of 150% of resident tuition at participating two- and four-year college programs outside of their home state.

    Please use the link below to find out more about the WUE (Western Undergraduate Exchange) program and the schools involved.

    Western Undergraduate Exchange 

Last Modified on August 21, 2019