HELPFUL COLLEGE PLANNING INTERNET LINKS & COLLEGE GUIDES
There are a great many college guide books available, but some with which you may not be familiar can prove invaluable through the college selection process. Might we suggest you check out the following: The All-In-One College Guide by Marty Nemko, College Match by Steven R. Antonoff, Financing College by Kristin Davis, Making It Into a Top College by Howard & Matthew Greene, The Truth About Getting In by Katherine Cohen, The Unofficial Guide to College Admissions by Shannon Turlington, Letting Go - A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years by Karen Levin Coburn & Madge Lawrence Treeger, Cool Colleges for the Hyper-Intelligent, Self-Directed, Late Blooming, and Just Plain Different by Donald Asher, How To Pay For College Without Going Broke by Reecy Aresty and The College Solution: A Guide For Everyone Looking For The Right School At The Right Price by Lynn O'Shaughnessy, Best College for You: How to Find the Right Fit and Save Big Money by Barb Pytel,
FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA): The federal government has provided a way to complete and submit the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) over the Internet.
FASTWEB: This site provides a most helpful scholarship search engine. You have nothing to lose.
COLLEGE-SCHOLARSHIPS.COM: These folks have assembled 10 free scholarship and financial aid search engines plus several resources which for a fee will help you pursue athletic scholarships. Helpful college planning links and links directly to colleges also provided.
COLLEGECONFIDENTIAL.COM: A helpful source for college-related topics such as admissions, financial aid, and the college search. Plus, for a fee, they provide a counseling service directly over the internet.
MONEY4COLLEGE123.COM: This company helps you maximize financial aid and scholarships with online coaching through every step of the financial aid process. For a fee.
SUPERCOLLEGE.COM: A comprehensive site where you can find articles, search engines, and helpful information about testing, college selection, financial aid etc.
COLLEGETOOLKIT.COM: This free site allows students to search through information on thousands of scholarships. In some cases students can even fill-out, save, and submit application forms online. A wealth of interactive tools and content pertaining to financial aid and the scholarship process.
COLLEGIATE CHOICE WALKING TOURS VIDEOS: Hey, this is us. But where else can you order a DVD video of the student guided campus tour at over 350 colleges? Yes, they cost $15, but they average one hour per school and cost less than a college textbook.
SCHOLARSTUFF.COM: This web site not only links you to the web sites and admissions e-mail addresses of hundreds of college, but also links you to helpful financial aid, test preparation, travel and other college related services.
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS SERVICES INC.: These folks have written a computer program that takes into account your grades, SAT/ACT scores, extra curricular, competitiveness of high school, etc. to predict your chances of admission at over 100 top colleges-for a fee.
HIGHER EDUCATION CONSULTANTS ASSOCIATION: Looking for some one-on-one assistance through the college selection process? This organization is dedicated to helping families explore higher education options and opportunities. Members addresses and email addresses provided. All counselors work for a fee.
COLLEGEBASICS.COM: This site offers college admissions tips and insider secrets about planning for college, applying to college, financial aid basics, writing admissions essays, preparing for college interviews, and much more.
ATHLETESADVISOR.COM: If you are a student-athlete going through the college selection process, you are going to want to visit this site with helpful articles, a newsletter, one-on-one advice, and more.
BARBPYTEL.COM: The author of Best Colleges for You: How to find the right fit and save big money has a most helpful blog with information and tips .
ESSAY EDGE: Free tips and advice about the college essay, or for a fee, help in the writing or proofing of your essay by Harvard educated editors.
FREE SAT 1 PREP.COM: Helpful preparation tips and advice for raising your SAT scores.
GET SAT PREP.COM: An award winning SAT prep course on 23 DVDs with 68 hours of instruction for a fee.
COLLEGE CONSULTING SERVICES: Helpful articles for those in the college selection process, and for a fee, they will also provide personal guidance throughout that process.
SEND YOUR CHILD TO COLLEGE: THE INTERNET GUIDE FOR PARENTS: Jan A. Maas, a librarian at the Brooklyn Public Library, provides advice and tips he has garnered over 5 years of research.
MATCHCOLLEGE.COM: An extremely inclusive 6,000+ college and university search directory providing detailed information on admissions, financial aid, tuition, housing, employment, athletics and more.
THE COLLEGEBOUND NETWORK: This company has worked in partnership with America's colleges and universities, Fortune 1000 companies, military branches, and leading educational companies to help students achieve their academic and lifestyle goals.
TEEN SCENE: While this site has a section devoted to college links, it also contains other areas of interest such as a chat room and pen pals resource so you can "share" this experience.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT.COM: This site offers information, services, and helpful resources for the international student interested in studying in the U.S.
UNIVERSITIES IN THE WORLD: Online university and college directory. Find universities or colleges by browsing countries.
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS PARTNERS: College consultant provides personalized fee based services to help students and families through the complete admissions and financial aid process.
CAMPUSEXPLORER.COM: This free service for students and parents provides a comprehensive search engine with information on over 6,000 schools in the U.S.
COLLEGIATE EXPLORATIONS: The leading provider of customized college tours for students, school groups, and individual families to travel and gain first hand experience of college campuses throughout the U.S. and abroad.