Mapping the Road to College

Mapping the Road to College

College Explorer from NWEA® helps students, parents, and teachers develop pathways to higher education.

This powerful tool links MAP® Growth™ scores with national benchmarks for colleges, universities, and even specific majors. Together with goal setting and parent conferences, College Explorer can help students develop a plan, consider new possibilities, and put post-secondary dreams within reach.

Help every student see a clearer path to college

Disclaimer: College Explorer results are driven by correlated data entered into the tool; college admission is not guaranteed.

The College Explorer map displays colleges whose median ACT® scores correspond to the range of MAP scores entered, based on the NWEA College Readiness Benchmarks report. The tool also links to the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard database, providing information about college costs and more.

I’m tremendously grateful to NWEA for developing tools that bring hope and promise to students and communities who have been marginalized for so long. It is so inspiring to hear students dream bigger for themselves for the first time after using the College Explorer tool.

Victorene King, Principal, Neal Math and Science Academy