Resources

Organization

  • Planner to enter all academic assignment preliminary and final due dates, college rep visits, test dates (and study schedule!), application due dates, etc.
  • Filing system with folders for college visit materials, test reports, application data, financial aid and scholarship applications, etc.
  • http://www.collegeplannerpro.com to follow application t0-do’s and keep track of honors, awards, activities, employment, notes on college visits, etc.  Complimentary with college counseling packages.
  • http://www.thecollegeplanningcenter.com/trackit.php – Track It! College planning curriculum featuring a 12-Unit personal Workbook.  Each unit includes a lesson plan, interactive worksheet(s), student fact sheet(s) and a parent article.  Complimentary with college counseling packages.

College and Career Search

  • www.collegeboard.com/myroad  (subscription, but free with PSAT/SAT registration)
  • www.collegeprowler.com, www.unigo.com, www.collegexpress.com  – college students share opinions about their schools
  • www.assist.org – explore majors at UCs and CSUs, and learn about community colleges and transfer options to UCs/CSUs
  • Book of Majors – College Board sources on majors, courses taken, career paths, etc.
  • Four-Year Colleges – Peterson’s comprehensive guide to colleges and majors

Financial Aid and Scholarships

  • www.fafsa.ed.gov – Federal site for information and filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) – required for requesting federal aid; many schools require for merit aid as well
  • www.fastweb.com – scholarship opportunities
  • College and Career Center at school for local scholarships

Overall Process

  • College Admissions Together, Goodman & Leiman – how to navigate process as a family