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Our Favorite College Admissions Resources

Wed, Oct 26, 2011 @ 06:03 PM

Our Favorite College Admissions Resources

College Admissions ResourcesWe encourage our students to conduct intensive research on the schools they are considering. By learning about many different colleges, students are better able to pinpoint what they are seeking in their own college experience. Our team has gathered some of our favorite resources to help you get started researching colleges and topics related to the application process.


College Admissions Information

ApplyWise Online college counseling program featuring online lessons and organizing tools helping students create everything they need to apply.

Admissions Matters by Sally P. Springer, Jon Reider and Marion R. Franck Comprehensive information on the college admissions process and what students and parents should know.

Campus Overload on The Washington Post Blog from the Washington Post focusing on news of interest to college-going students and their parents.


College Search

College Board College Board offers a college search engine, information on majors, and details on taking the SAT, SAT Subject Tests, as well as AP Exams.

ACT Information on taking the ACT, also provides college financial aid estimator.

Fiske Guide to Colleges Profiles on more than 310 colleges and universities focusing on the academic climates and the social and extracurricular scenes.

College Prowler College reviews written by current students.

Kaplan/ ApplyWise College Search Find the schools that will be a good match for you and determine if they are reaches, targets, or safeties for you given your academic profile.

Unigo Reviews, videos, and photos created by current college students.

Virtual Campus Tours

Zinch Learn about colleges and universities from around the world, find scholarships, and connect with other students.

FindUrU Search over 3,000 colleges and universities using your own unique terms.


Other Resources

Independent Educational Constultants Association (IECA)

National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC)

Overseas Association for College Admissions Counseling (OACAC)

The Choice on The New York Times

Huffington Post College

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Education Week

Always use your school guidance counselor as a resource.

These lists are by no means exhaustive. If you've found a great source, share it with us! Keep in mind, that almost all college admissions resources are flawed or opinionated in some way, so don't trust any one single reference to guide you through the process. The truth of your college needs and desires is in you, not out in a book or on the internet. Happy researching!

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