UNIVERSITY IN THE US
COLLEGE INFO WEBSITES
- Antonoff, Steve The College Finder
- Antonoff, Steve The College Match
- Asher, Donald Cool Colleges for the Hyper-Intelligent, Self Directed, Late Blooming and Just Plain Different
- Loveland, Elaina Creative Colleges The ultimate resource for creative college-bound students
- The Fiske Guide to Colleges (annual guide)
- Princeton Review: The Complete Book of Colleges (annual guide)
- Princeton Review: The Best 380 Colleges (annual guide)
- Orr, Tamra B., American’s Best Colleges for B Students
- Pope, Loren Colleges That Change Lives
- New Edition with Hillary Masell Oswald
- Pope, Loren Looking Beyond the Ivy League
- Cohen, Dwane, de Oliveira, Muska Getting in! the zinch guide to College Admissions and Financial Aid in the Digital Age
A US Federal Government website providing facts and figures relevant to the university search
All encompassing guide to the university/college search
COLLEGES THAT CHANGE LIVES
A group of 44 colleges changing the way that students look at college choice and promoting the philosophy of a student centered college search
COLLEGES OF DISTINCTION
A group of distinctive colleges promoting a learning environment of growth and success
National center for fair and open testing listing schools that are test optional
website for university search
National Survey for Student Engagement ‘NSSE’ pronounced NESSIE
VIRTUAL COLLEGE VISITS
360 Degree Tour of college campuses
Assists in planning the college campus tour
PAYING FOR COLLEGE
Financials including Financial Aid
FSA ID has replaced the Federal Student Aid Pin May 2015
Information on financial aid for college and tips on how to ease the burden of college expenses
Before completing the FAFSA form, this estimator can assist you understand your options to pay for college or career school by providing an early estimate of your Expected Family Contribution (EFC-soon to be called Student Aid Index-SAI)
Search and compare colleges and their fields of study, costs, admissions, results and more.
- COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP SERVICE (known as CSS Profile)
Required by a subset of selective colleges.Follow instructions with care.
College Affordability and Transparency Center
Helps students estimate earnings required to pay off student loan debt based on profession
Western Undergraduate Exchange-the nation’s largest regional interstate tuition savings program for students who are residents of specific western states requesting a tuition reduction at participating colleges/programs outside their home state
- NET PRICE CALCULATOR
Each university is required to have a Net Price Calculator on their website. Each university has a ‘Net Price Calculator on their website allowing prospective students to enter information about themselves to find out what they might pay for university.
- BIG FUTURE (College Board)
Assists students in finding colleges and careers that are may be a match
Free scholarship search platform that connects students to scholarships and financial aid tools
- GOING MERRY
One place for student scholarships
Offers monthly scholarships based on short essays
THE COMMON APPLICATION
More than 1000 universities utilized the Common Application – both domestic and international.
AXS COMPANION TO COMMON APPLICATION:
Designed by professional educational consultants to be used side-by-side with Common App as students work through
their application. Each section includes explanatory videos, helpful tips, glossary to terms, and links to resources mentioned int the videos. This is FREE, no login required, no data is collected from students using this resource
COALITION FOR COLLEGE
More than 150 colleges and universities committed to improving access to higher education. Apply Coalition on SCOIR
Paying for college and how to do it, including Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
COLLEGE SCORE CARD
US Department of Education’s site allowing students to find schools and compare affordability
COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY and TRANSPARENCY
Assisting families in finding information regarding costs of attendance to different higher education options and how fast these costs are going up
Non federal aid for a group of schools who may require this form
STUDENTS WITH LEARNING CHALLENGES
Hamblet, Elizabeth C, 7 Steps for Success High School to College Transition Strategies for Students with Disabilities
Princeton Review The K & W Guide to College Programs & Services for Students with Learning Disabilities or ADHD
Quinn, Patricia ADD and the College Student
Maitland, Theresa E. Laurie, Quinn, Patricia O Quinn Ready for Take-Off Preparing Your Teen with ADHD or LD for College
Sandler, Michael College Confidence with ADD
Wright, Pam and Pete, From Emotions to Advocacy
Learning Disabilities Organization: www.LDAAmerica.org
For students needing Accommodations:
- College Board: Enter Services for Students with Disabilities and watch for deadline dates, as requests can take up to seven weeks.
- ACT: Enter Policies for Special Testing and watch for deadline dates, as requests take time and there is no wiggle room.
TEST PREP AND TUTORIAL
- KHAN ACADEMY
Free on line tutorial and test prep for the SAT
- For Private test prep and tutorial contact: email@example.com
INTERNATIONAL FAMILIES & STUDENTS
- Ruth Van Reken founded Families in Global Transition (FIGT) to support families traveling abroad and those who move home. FIGT holds annual conferences around the globe.
- Pascoe, Robin Raising Global Nomads: Parenting Abroad in an on Demand World
A Handbook for parents who plan on moving abroad or who are currently abroad. expatexpert
- Pollack, David, Van Reken, Ruth Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds – The first authors who understood the facts and sociological impact of being a TCK.
- Sorti, Craig The Art of Crossing Cultures
A good read for those moving abroad. Coming home? The Art of Coming Home makes for a good read as well.
- Quick, Tina The Global Nomad’s Guide to University Transition
A book for students leaving an overseas school and re entering to a university in another country, perhaps their passport country.
- US Department of State
How to register when traveling abroad and links that describe what the US is able to do for US citizens abroad
- Tina Quick’s International Family Transitions
A website for families who are making an international move, focusing on high school students moving from abroad to university In the US.
- Third Culture Kids (TCKs)
A website where citizens of the world can ‘meet and find other TCKs around the globe.
- GAP YEAR ASSOCIATION
A 501 (c) 3 nonprofit accreditation and standards-setting organization for Gap Years recognized by as such by the US Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission.
- GO OVER SEAS
National circuit of events bringing together reputable Gap Year organizations, interested students, high school college counselors, and Gap Year experts
- Karl and Rae Haigler, Gap Year American Style Journeys Toward Learning and Self Discovery
- Haigler, Karl Nelson, The Gap Year Advantage, Helping Your Child Benefit from Time Off Before or During College
- Hall, Colin, Lieber, Ross Taking Time Off
An informative book for those students who wish to take time off from college
Study in the United Kingdom
The application website for the UK
Free advice and information to overseas students (excellent information regarding visas, the go to website for visa requirements)
Study in Canada
Study in Ireland
Study in Australia
Study in New Zealand