Resources & Current Articles

Online Resources and Links 

The College Process
College Research
Tuition Intuition
Scholarships
Test Prep
Career and Personality Discovery
For You Jocks
Diversity
Students with Disabilities
Current Articles 

The College Process

Sites with great information on applying to college


College Board ~ Big Future
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/
Get organized with the College Board.

College Portal of US Government
http://studentaid.ed.gov/prepare-for-college
Prepare for college with specific facts and advice  from Uncle Sam.

Inside College
http://www.insidecollege.com/reno/home.do
guide to many different programs and schools

Princeton Review’s College Process Guide
http://www.princetonreview.com/opinionAdvice.aspx?type=college
complete and accurate information on so many things

The College Solution Lynn O’Shaughnessy’s Blog
http://www.thecollegesolutionblog.com/
advice on finding affordable colleges and tons of other topic

Higher Ed in Colorado
http://highered.colorado.gov/students.html
Learn about the college process for Colorado students.

The Choice from the NY Times
http://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/
current and relevant college admissions advice

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College Research

Sites to help you explore schools

 

College Navigator
http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
Guided College Search from the US Dept of Education

NSSE
http://nsse.iub.edu/
National Survey of Student Engagement~ Great alternative to rankings

Unigo
http://www.unigo.com/
Comprehensive site on the College Process~ real student write –ups

College Data
http://www.collegedata.com/
College Process site with emphasis on finding college

College Prowler
http://www.collegeprowler.com
Student opinions and grading of colleges!!  Great site

Princeton Review
http://www.princetonreview.com/
Great college search and many other things!

College View
http://www.collegeview.com/index.jsp
Find the school for you.

E Campus Tours
http://ecampustours.com/
Virtual tours of schools

The Education Trust
http://www.collegeresults.org/
Great site to compare colleges

Colleges that Change Lives
http://www.ctcl.org/
Non Profit dedicated to the support of a student-centered college search process.

U CAN
http://www.ucan-network.org/
Explores hundreds of private colleges and universities

College Guide
http://www.collegeguide.org/
College reviews based on independent research of schools with a slant towards solid liberal arts curricula and political leanings.

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Tuition Intuition

Sites with helpful financial aid information

FAFSA
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
Free Application for Federal Student Aid Official site. This form must be completed to be considered for financial aid.

CSS Profile
https://profileonline.collegeboard.com/prf/index.jsp
The profile is required by many schools to supplement FAFSA in determining aid.

Financial Aid
http://www.finaid.org/
Comprehensive and accurate information on financial aid and tuition assistance. This is the Bible of financial aid.

Student Aid
https://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/index.jsp
great information from the US Government on financing college

Student Loans
https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action
comprehensive government site on student loans

Lynn O’Shaughnessy—The College Solution
http://www.thecollegesolutionblog.com/
Great blog on all things college—esp. on funding college!

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Scholarships

Scholarship Scams from FinAid.org
http://www.finaid.org/scholarships/scams.phtml
important resource on spotting scams

Zinch
http://www.zinch.com/
huge scholarship search site

KAARME
http://kaarme.com/kscholarships/search
big scholarship search

Fastweb
http://www.fastweb.com
one of the more well-known scholarship searches

MOAA-Military Officers Association of American
http://www.moaa.org/scholarshipfinder/
scholarships for military members and their families

Scholarship Search of the College Board
http://apps.collegeboard.com/cbsearch_ss/welcome.jsp
The College Board brings you a scholarship search.

Scholarship
http://www.scholarships.com/
large scholarships search site

Note to Students:

Never trust a scholarship opportunity where you are required to pay any upfront fee to enter. Never give your social security number or credit card number online

   

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Test Prep

ACT Test Prep from the ACT site
http://www.actstudent.org/testprep/index.html
From the source, find free and fee based test prep from the makers of the ACT—some individualized just for you.

College Board Test Prep, the makers of the SAT
http://sat.collegeboard.com/practice
From the other source, find free and fee based test prep for the SAT, including practice test and quick response on scoring.

My College QuickStart—from the College Board
https://quickstart.collegeboard.com/posweb/login.jsp
Includes PSAT score report~ customized SAT study plan based on PSAT results~ Personality Test, Majors and Career Match

Grockit
www.grockit.com
Grockit is an interactive  approach to studying.  Get a complete individualized approach based on your trends on practice tests.

Number 2
http://www.number2.com/
free test prep site with instantaneous answers and individualized strategies

E-Prep
http://www.eprep.com/
practice tests with immediate video explanations of questions~ individualized prep based on student performance~ free diagnostic tests ~ fee based program for complete service ~ really fun free word challenge

 

 Apps

 

Peterson’s Colleges

College Confidential

PSAT Genius

SAT QOTD

All College Essays 

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Career and Personality Discovery:

Learning about yourself is the first step to choosing a college.

US News and World Report
http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/right-school/choices/articles/2008/08/21/college-personality-quiz
This site is a comprehensive quiz that really helps pinpoint the qualities of a college that is right for you. It also helps you learn to begin to understand the differences in different types of colleges and universities.

The Princeton Review: Explore Careers and Majors
http://www.princetonreview.com/careers-after-college.aspx
This site helps you figure out in what subject you might like to major. There’s a short career quiz to get you started and then there are descriptions of what it’s like to major in different fields.

My Next Move-Interest Profiler
http://www.onetonline.org/
The O’Net profiler helps you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work.

Career Onestop
http://www.careeronestop.org/
This site explores careers, salaries and opportunities.

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For You Jocks

NCAA Student
http://www.ncaastudent.org/
all things NCAA

Eligibility and registration for Student Athletes
www.eligibilitycenter.org/
extremely important site for athletes

College Student Athletes—D3 Schools
http://www.collegestudentathletes.com/index.cfm
great resource about academics and sports at D3 schools

College Board on Student Athletes
http://professionals.collegeboard.com/guidance/prepare/athletes
The College Board weighs in on what athletes need to know.

Women’s Sports Foundation
http://www.womenssportsfoundation.org/
education, outreach, advocacy for women’s sports

NAIA
http://naia.cstv.com/member-services/attend.htm
sports Association for smaller schools

 

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Diversity  

 Campus Pride
http://www.campuspride.org/
non-profit for students and campuses working to create safer college environment for LGBT students

Point Foundation
www.pointfoundation.org
scholarship, mentorship, leadership for LGBTQ students

Posse Foundation
http://www.possefoundation.org/
highly competitive full scholarship for students to many top schools

Gates Millennium Scholars Program
http://www.gmsp.org/
1000 full scholarships to minorities

Glow foundation
http://www.glowfoundation.org/
low income students and the jump to college, financial aid process, scholarships

Questridge
http://www.questbridge.org/
full scholarship to top schools for low income kids, very competitive

United Negro College Fund
http://uncf.org
over 400 scholarship and internships for students of color

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
http://www.chci.org/
developing Hispanic leaders with programs, scholarships, internships, education

Hispanic College Fund
http://hispanicfund.org/
scholarships, internships, mentoring for Hispanic young people

League of United Latin American Citizens
http://lulac.org/programs/education/scholarships/
advancing Hispanic students, education section with many resources

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Students with Disabilities

Ahead
http://www.ahead.org
support, advocacy and information about students, colleges and disabilities

LD Online
http://www.ldonline.org/indepth
100s of expert reviewed resources and articles for educators and Parents of LD students

Think College
http://www.thinkcollege.net/
information, resources and tools for transition-aged students and adults with disabilities who are thinking of going to college

National Center for Learning Disabilities
http://www.ncld.org/college-aamp-work/post-high-school-options
transitioning to college, financial matters, rights and accommodations

College Resources for Students with Autistic Spectrum Disorder
http://www.collegewithasd.com/
college resources for students with autism, information, support, direction

United Cerebral Palsey
http://www.ucp.org/ucp_channeldoc.cfm/1/12/71/71-71/4509
for those beginning the college search for a student with a disability

Great Schools
http://www.greatschools.org/special-education/health/college-resources-for-students.gs?content=798
resources for parents and students moving from high school to college, legal info, public policy, planning, financial help, survival strategies once there

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Current Articles

Young, Gifted and Not Getting into Harvard
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/29/nyregion/nyregionspecial2/29Rparenting.html?_r=1

The Education Conservancy: We Admit…Advice from those Who Do
http://www.educationconservancy.org/we_admit.pdf

How Diversity Punishes Asians, Poor Whites, and Lots of Others
http://www.mindingthecampus.com/originals/2010/07/how_diversity_punishes_asians.html

Ivy League or Bust
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/08/20/CMG54K5H1S1.DTL


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