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General College Resources

The College Board. A complete site, with college and scholarship searches, information about the SAT® and SAT Subject Tests™, and other material pertaining to the college search and application process. Easy-to-use college search feature.

www.collegeboard.com

California Colleges California's free official source for college and career planning. www.californiacolleges.edu

Center for Student Opportunity is dedicated to promoting higher education opportunities for first generation and other underserved college-bound students. http://www.csocollegecenter.org/index.aspx

StateUnivertity.com We feature information about all Universities and Colleges in the United States. Specifically, we bring information about state universities across the country to your fingertips. Read about Financial Aid, Academics, Athletics, and more! The site lists college rankings, an online university degree search, and comprehensive profiles for every state university. Also, you can receive information about obtaining an online university degree so you can study from home. Take a look at Financial Aid plans, Student Loan consolidation, etc. We provide an excellent resource for you to research your favorite university. http://www.stateuniversity.com/

Colleges That Change Lives In an era when college rankings and name-brand recognition seem to drive the search process, many students, parents and counselors may be left

questioning the options for a good college match. Inspired by noted education reporter Loren Pope, Colleges That Change Lives helps families change the way they think about colleges and the college search. http://www.ctcl.com/

California Community Colleges System Officehttp://www.cccco.edu

Is a WUE school right for you? If you are a resident of a WICHE state (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming), you are eligible to request a reduced WUE tuition rate of 150% of the resident rate at one of the 145 participating schools in the West. Search our WUE database (see link) to see which institutions participate, and which programs they have available at the WUE rate.. http://wue.wiche.edu/search_results.jsp?searchType=all

CollegeWeekLive CollegeWeekLive is the world’s biggest online college fair, with more than 200 colleges and universities from around the world exhibiting and more than 20,000 attendees. The event revolutionizes college admissions, making the process easier and more cost-effective by bringing together students, parents, counselors and colleges to interact online, transcending time and distance. CollegeWeekLive occurs yearly in November and March and is completely free to attendees http://www.collegeweeklive.com/index.php

California College Guide http://www.cacollegeguide.com

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California Post Secondary Commission College Guide Search for a California college by name location, system, or accreditation.

http://www.cpec.ca.gov/CollegeGuide/CollegeGuide.asp

California-Colleges-Search This website provides you with an easy way to search for California colleges, universities in California and degree programs you can apply for in the golden state of California. California Colleges Search also includes great

informational articles about higher education in California. We can help you search for a program and university (including programs you can complete online!) based on degree and course. http://www.california-colleges-search.com/

BrightGuide is a community for parents looking to help their students better prepare for college. We provide practical tips and advice on the college prep, application, and financing processes via a daily email, and will soon be allowing parents to enter into shared discussions with other parents in order to feel more supported and at ease in the college prep process. You can sign up and give BrightGuide a try atthebrightguide.com.

College Atlas: Search Online for Colleges and Universities throughout the World! Making an informed decision about which college to attend or which degree program to pursue can be a daunting and difficult endeavor. For nearly a decade we've been helping aspiring students and education oriented professionals make better, more informed choices by providing them with relevant, reliable and up-to-date information about colleges and higher education opportunities.

http://www.collegeatlas.org/

InLikeMeis dedicated to helping high school students (and their parents) define, pursue and realize their college admissions goals.

http://inlikeme.com/test/sat-or-act-which-better-me.html

College Prowlerrelies on student authors to give accurate and up-to-date reviews of their school. Each institution has a profile, replete with stats and a brutally honest report card. In addition to grades, school profiles contain basic stats and figures, comments and lists of comparable schools.http://collegeprowler.com/

College Navigator The purpose of the National Center for Education Statistics' website is to provide clear, complete information about NCES' mission and activities, and to serve the research, education and other interested communities. http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

StudentEdge by Peterson’s StudentEdge is a free online college and career planning resource center. It offers tools to help all high school students take ownership of the college planning process by letting them find scholarship money, prepare for exams, search for colleges, and explore career interests. www.studentedge.com

Education Portal Education-portal.com is a higher learning education website that develops useful articles and videos for students who are seriously looking into academic options for college. Our latest video series contains 160 video reviews of the best colleges in the nation. Each review contains detailed admissions information and school facts. We also have informative videos on topics like: how to make your application stand out, writing quality admissions essays, selecting the right school and how to make the most of your campus visit. http://education-portal.com/index.html

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MyRoad™. Interactive planning tool that includes a personality assessment, career information, college search tools, and articles about colleges and careers. MyRoad is available to all PSAT/NMSQT® takers. www.myroad.com

eduLaunchpad.com:The Next-Generation College Search Engine. We’ve built eduLAUNCHPAD around a college search and selection strategy – a strategy that has worked to save families millions of dollars over the past decade and beyond – and not simply as a tool for finding colleges.Why do we focus on affordability? Because every other college site on the Internet can help you find a college or university. Our mission is bigger. http://www.edulaunchpad.com/EduMainPage.aspx

Student Paths Student Paths partners with high schools across the country to provide them with classroom learning tools that help facilitate discussions on various topics related to a student's transition. The program is a method to spur students to think about their life after high school. Students discover their interests, passions and ultimately, their future goals through creative activities, assignments and engaging discussions.

http://www.studentpaths.com/about.htm

What is Acceptly?Acceptly is the best way to prepare for and get into your target college. Get on track for college with Acceptly. How does it work? Depending on your goals, Acceptly will give you recommendations on what to work on today. Why you need it If you’re serious about getting into your dream school, Acceptly is for you. We take the guesswork out of getting into college. www.acceptly.com

Find the best college for you workbook Consumer Reports and the Education

Conservancy partnered to survey and interview more than 2,500 students, educators, and advocates to understand what information was most important in deciding where to attend college. This guide, prepared exclusively by Consumer Reports, reflects the outcomes of that research. To help students fully explore their options, this guide offers a strategy for developing a list of schools to consider. Based on input from students and experts, we developed an outline of the important information you'll need to make an informed choice, and we explain how that information will help you understand a school and conduct an informed comparison of colleges. www.consumerreports.org/college

NextStepU Magazine and NextStepU.com NextStepU is an easy, free resource for high school junior and senior, and their parents that helps them find information about

pursuing a career, joining the military, applying to and attending a community college or four-year college or university, finding financial aid and scholarships for college or university, finding a college match, and developing important life skills.

www.NextStepU.com

Pathways to College Network. Provides research-based information and resources for improving college preparation, access, and success for underserved populations,

including low-income, underrepresented minority, and first-generation students. Site has profiles of successful programs that increase college access.

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Peterson’s Education Portal. An all-purpose site including a college search, as well as information about summer programs, summer camps, and jobs. The site asks you to register before using some of the search engines and other resources, but there is no registration fee. There is a charge for some of the services provided. www.petersons.com

UCAN University: The NAICU consumer-information initiative U-CAN (University & College Accountability Network) is designed to give, in a common format, prospective students and their families concise, Web-based consumer-friendly information on the nation's nonprofit, private colleges and universities. http://ucan-network.org

The Education Trust: Provides research-based information and resources for improving college preparation, access, and success for underserved populations, including low-income, underrepresented minority, and first-generation students. Site has profiles of successful programs that increase college access. www.EdTrust.org.

Making it Count Articles written for students, by students as well as articles written by career professionals, the Making It Count website is a valuable tool for students

transitioning into high school, into college and into their career. The site also includes interactive games, tools, and e-newsletters. http://www.makingitcount.com/

Mapping Your Future. Here you’ll find general information about scholarships, financial aid, planning a career, selecting a college, and paying for it: www.mapping-your-future.org

Super College College search and Financial Aid Information www.supercollege.com

College.gov is being built by the U.S. Dept. of Ed. in collaboration with students. This site is intended to be the go-to source for information and resources about planning, preparing and paying for postsecondary education (such as 2- or 4-year colleges and universities, as well as vocational or career schools).www.college.gov

Princeton Review Education search, test prep and Financial Aid information http://www.princetonreview.com/home.asp

CollegeNET Internet admissions service, college search, financial aid and scholarship information http://www.collegenet.com/elect/app/app

East Bay Consortium College information and Financial Aid Information www.eastbayconsortium.org

What Will They Learn? provides unique information on whether colleges make sure their students learn the things they need to know. You can find what they expect their graduates to study outside their majors, how much they are charging, how many of their students graduate, and what the colleges say about the education they offer. There are more than 125 institutions. http://whatwilltheylearn.com/

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Know how to go In order to turn these students' college dreams into action-oriented goals, the American Council on Education, Lumina Foundation for Education and the Ad Council launched the KnowHow2GO campaign in January 2007. This multiyear,

multimedia effort includes television, radio and outdoor public service advertisements (PSAs) that encourage 8th through 10th graders to prepare for college using four simple steps. http://www.knowhow2go.org/

University Hosts UniversityHosts allows high school students to receive a personalized

tour from someone who is studying the same major that the high school student is interested in studying. High school students will be able shadow a college student and attend classes, eat at the dining halls, check out the dorms, look through the libraries, talk to professors, attend extra-curricular activities, and build a mentor relationship with their host. Our goal is to help high school students make the right choice when deciding on where to spend the next four years of their lives. College students are also incentivized to provide the best tour possible as they are paid for their time and service by the high school students. The majority of the top colleges in California are covered by

UniversityHosts, and we are rapidly expanding with a goal of covering all of the colleges in California. www.universityhosts.com

COLLEGE VISITS offers the college bound student a first-hand look at colleges and

universities throughout the United States. Because of our experience in working with a multitude of higher education institutions, we are able to obtain meetings with admissions representatives, student led tours, and campus housing. This helps to take the hassle and worry away from the student and parents in organizing a family visit. COLLEGE VISITS tours cover all aspects of college life. We tour small, medium and large schools, rural and urban, and public and private schools. Our tours cover almost every region of the U.S., so if there is a particular school or region you are interested in, chances are COLLEGE VISITS goes there. http://www.college-visits.com/

Campus Tours: Virtual College Tours. Virtual tours with still pictures and

descriptions, webcams, campus maps, and videos of hundreds of colleges throughout the United States. Provides a first look at colleges. www.campustours.com

Campus Connectionsis our fast-growing network of carefully selected, highly

motivated college students trained to help high school students and their parents to learn as much as possible about the colleges and universities in which they are most interested. We currently have over 150 schools and over 700 Campus Connections.

http://www.campusconnections.us/

Collegiate Choice Walking Tours Videos. A site run by a group of independent counselors in New Jersey who offer videos of walking tours of more than 350 colleges, providing “an unedited recording of an actual student-guided campus tour offered at that college.” www.collegiatechoice.com

eCampusTours.com. Virtual tours of colleges. Useful for its 360-degree views of dorm rooms and other buildings. www.ecampustours.com

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Careers and Colleges College search, career advice and Financial Aid Information www.careersandcolleges.com

Schools in the USA Great site for Career and College search http://schoolsintheUSA.com

US News College Ranking Get exclusive rankings of 1,400 schools. Use our tools to search for your perfect fit. And find details on scholarships, loans, and grants.

http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/rankings

Newsweek College Ranking The NEWSWEEK College Rankings are tailored to

address the real concerns of parents and prospective students. There is no single “best” school, since different students look for different things, and the rankings reflect that. http://education.newsweek.com/index.html

The Washington Monthly College Guide and Rankings. Unlike U.S. News and World

Report and similar guides, this one asks not what colleges can do for you, but what colleges are doing for the country.

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/college_guide/toc_2010.php

Top 10 Surf Colleges: A guide to getting waves while getting your degree. http://www.surfermag.com/features/top-10-surf-colleges/

Degree Directory Degree Directory is a higher education learning resource designed to educate prospective and current college students. Our team of professional education writers and librarians have researched and developed a nonbiased comprehensive list of all college degree programming available in the United States.

http://degreedirectory.org/index.html

What College Majors Will Match Your Personality? You can do anything you want to do! This quiz is designed to help you think about the college majors that are available to you. It will also make you think about your own personality traits and how they may fit well within different areas of study.

http://homeworktips.about.com/library/maj/bl_majors_quiz.htm

My Major: Having a hard time selecting your Major? MyMajor.com offers free guides and resources aiming to help prospective students select the right major for their career goals. www.mymajor.com

i-studentadvisor: You can browse our full range of country specific and subject specific e-magazines at: www.i-studentadvisor.com

i-studentlife - a global community for students to share their experiences, advice and insight on studying overseas. www.i-studentlife.com

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i-studentenquiry - a simple search service to help students to find their ideal institution and course in the USA, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia, Italy and Germany.

www.i-studentenquiry.com

Historically Black Colleges & Universities Online portal to the historically black colleges and universities of America. http://www.hbcumentor.org

Black College Expo Yearly College fair www.blackcollegeexpo.com

Mexican American Defense League: MALDEF is the nation’s leading non-profit Latino legal organization. Often described as the “law firm of the Latino community,” MALDEF promotes equality and justice through litigation, advocacy, public policy, and community education in the areas of employment, immigrants’ rights, voting rights, education, and language rights. www.maldeg.org

Women’s College Coalition: Founded in 1972, the Women's College Coalition is an association of women's colleges and universities – public and private, independent and church-related, two- and four-year – in the United States and Canada whose primary mission is the education and advancement of women. http://www.womenscolleges.org/

Welcome to Engineer Your Life, a guide to engineering careers for high school girls! Imagine what life would be like without pollution controls to preserve the environment, life-saving medical equipment, or low-cost building materials for fighting global poverty. All this takes engineering. In very real and concrete ways, women who become engineers save lives, prevent disease, reduce poverty, and protect our planet. Dream Big. Love what you do. Become an engineer. http://www.engineeryourlife.org/

California College Pathways: The goal of the California College Pathways is to

increase the number of foster youth in California who enter higher education and achieve an academic outcome by expanding access to campus support programs, such as the Guardian Scholars Program, the Renaissance Scholars Program and other successful approaches to supporting former foster youth on campus.

www.californiacollegepathways.org

Educators Connection: Free College and scholarship counseling service. http://educatorsconnection.com/register.php

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