College Search Prep

Visiting a college campus?
Going to a college fair?
Meeting with a college counselor?
Texting with a current student?

Whether you're just beginning the college search or finishing the applications, prepare to ask the right questions -- of yourself and those you meet -- with a copy of CTCL's popular guide: "How to Choose a College That's Right for You."

CTCL on the Road

CTCL will be hosting in-person college fairs and information sessions for students, parents, and college counselors in July and August. Join us!

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Scholarship Campaign

This month we celebrate Loren Pope—newspaper editor, college administrator, and maverick college counselor.

He championed the student-centered college search and the transformational experience found in a good college match. His influence continues to impact students to this day.

Join us in honoring Loren Pope's legacy with a donation to the CTCL Scholarship. Your generosity will help to extend the CTCL experience to even more students.

Recommended Reading

We have curated this selection of articles and essays to inspire new thinking as well as to offer answers to the most common questions about today's college search and selection process. Whether you're just beginning to think about attending a college, prepping to submit an application, or supporting a student in your life, you'll want to check it out.

Search the CTCL Colleges

Personalized, student-centered experiences are at the heart of every Colleges That Change Lives education. While the CTCL member schools all share that mission, they are otherwise very distinctive from one another.

Whatever your heart (and mind!) desires, we invite you to search the CTCL colleges here online to find your very own transformative college experience.