Resources

Resources and Articles to help you on your journey.

A recent NY Times article, "Six Myths about Choosing a College Major"  largely supports this view

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/find-colleges/how-find-your-college-fit

https://www.petersons.com/college-search/extracurricular-involvement-college-acceptance.aspx 

https://webinars.iecaonline.com/products/what-an-honor-a-look-inside-public-university-honors-colleges-and-programs-as-an-option-for-high-achieving-students (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.  

http://ktla.com/2017/10/25/3-handy-online-tools-for-college-applicants/

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/01/education/edlife/what-college-admissions-wants.html

https://greatcollegeadvice.com/why-hire-an-educational-consultant/

http://www.admissionsmarts.com/college-admissions-timeline/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

http://www.colchesterct.org/uploaded/Bacon/Guidance/SENIOR_STUDENTPARENTCOUNSELOR_RESPONSIBILITIES.pdf 

 

College Costs and Financial Aid

Big Future EFC Calculator  

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/paying-your-share/expected-family-contribution-calculator.  

  https://collegeabacus.org

 

Federal Student Aid/Resources for Parents 

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2018/01/17/these-31-colleges-including-yale-are-now-using-a-fast-and-easy-financial-aid-calculator/?utm_term=.d4b420e91951

 

http://www.thecollegesolution.com/list-of-colleges-that-meet-100-of-financial-need/ 

Essays

https://apply.jhu.edu/application-process/essays-that-worked/ (Links to an external site.)

 

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-in/essays/8-tips-for-crafting-your-best-college-essay 

New York Times "Get Ready for College Writing by Learning to Revise",

which stresses the importance of multiple drafts which sadly seems to be limited in high school English classes.

https://www.unigo.com/admissionsadvice/is-it-okay-for-parents-to-help-edit-their-childs-college-essay/161/

 

http://americablog.com/2012/12/stop-writing-your-kids-college-essay.html

http://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/19/toor/?_r=0

 

Testing

http://www.fairtest.org/university/optional

 

Learning Differences

ldaamerica.org/rights-and-responsibilities-of-college-students-with-learning-disabilities-ld

https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/assistive-technology/assistive-technologies-basics/checklist-what-to-ask-colleges-about-assistive-technology

http://hechingerreport.org/vast-majority-students-disabilities-dont-get-college-degree/

 

https://www.understood.org/en/glossary

http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/transition.html  

and  http://www.heath.gwu.edu/

www.collegewebld.com

http://hechingerreport.org/student-voice-told-id-never-go-college-just-finished-freshman-year-students-autism  

www.collegesupports.com

 http://www.actstudent.org/regist/disab/
http://student.collegeboard.org/services-for-students-with-disabilities

https://www.compassprep.com/5-steps-to-getting-act-accommodations/

https://www.collegeboard.org/students-with-disabilities/whats-new

 

 

International Students

http://admitted.nacacnet.org/wordpress/index.php/2018/03/13/number-of-student-visas-issued-by-us-drops/    

Nonresident Alien Undergraduate Financial Aid

   

Veterans

http://bestforvets.militarytimes.com/2017-11-01/colleges/4-year/ 

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