Khan Academy is perhaps the best free education online program. It offers top-quality lectures and tutorials on a number of subjects, particularly math and the sciences. Mr. Salman Khan is a Bengali American who worked as a teacher and hedge fund analyst and one day, after tutoring his cousin for a while, he realized there is value in creating an online tutoring platform so more people can benefit from additional tutoring.
Take time and watch his videos on college preparation. Here is the one on the applying to different types of schools.