For Parents/Guardians: Searching for Colleges

Client Success Team Updated by Client Success Team

Scoir’s College Search feature allows you to search for colleges within the context of your student. By default, College Search results will be filtered by your student’s preferences, to help you quickly gain insight into your student’s interests and mindset on their college journey.

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Searching for colleges

To search for colleges, follow these steps.

  1. Go to the College Search page from the global header.
  1. By default, College Search results will be pre-populated with your student's saved preferences . Apply filters to narrow your search.
  • Remove filters from either within the filter facet where they were applied or from the top of the College Search page by clicking the X icon within that filter.

You can revisit your student’s saved preferences at any time by clicking Preference Search.

Understanding College Search Filters

Scoir’s College Search offers a wide variety of options for narrowing your college search results to find exactly the colleges you’re looking for as a parent. The full list of filters are in the All Filters button.

Each of these filtering options is explained below.

College Name

The College Name search bar lets you search for a specific college and navigate directly to their details page, or search by the college name to see all results matching that keyword.

Personal Interests & Activities

The Personal Interests & Activities search bar lets you select multiple interests and activities that correlate with colleges across Scoir’s college database.

Academic Focus

The Academic Focus search bar lets you search for general academic focuses or specific majors.

Undergraduate Degrees

The Undergraduate Degrees filter lets you select levels of undergraduate degrees.


The Distance/Location filter lets you select a distance radius from a location, states, and domestic/international preferences.

No. Undergrads

The Number of Undergrads filter lets you select campus population ranges.


The Athletics filter lets you search by athletics and divisions.

Test Scores/Acceptance Rate

The Test Scores/Acceptance Rate filter lets you adjust the ranges for average SAT and ACT scores, as well as acceptance rate percentages.

School Type/Religious Affiliation

The School Type/Religious Affiliation filter lets you select school types and religious affiliations.

Campus Setting

The Campus Setting filter lets you select various campus setting designations.

ROTC Programs Offered

The ROTC Programs Offered filter allows you to select ROTC program availability.

Application Info

The Application Info filter lets you select the application methods offered as well as test optional availability.

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For Parents/Guardians: Viewing College Profiles