Resources

While the following websites may contain valuable information, College Search Navigators, LLC does not specifically endorse the sites or the information they contain.

ACT Test

http://www.actstudent.orgThe website to register for the ACT test and check your scores.  The site also includes information on financial aid, college planning and test prep.

Antonoff, Steven R., College Match, 10th Edition, Octameron, Alexandria, VA. 2008.

http://www.amazon.com/College-Match-Blueprint-Choosing-School/dp/1575091283/ref=…This is a great book about how to match the student to “great fit” colleges.

Campus Security Statistics

http://www.ope.ed.gov/securityThis site gives campus security statistics based on criminal offenses reported to campus security and local police agencies.  It is sponsored by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education.  You can obtain data from one institution/campus, or aggregate data from a group of campuses.

College Board

http://www.collegeboard.comYour source for PSAT, SAT and SAT II registration, score reports and study resources, as well as a database of information about colleges to assist in your school search.

CollegeProwler’s "College Reality Guides"

http://www.collegeprowler.com/find/by-ranking.aspxThis site contains rankings of the top 200 schools in the U.S. in various categories including academics, athletics, transportation, computers, nightlife and dining.

Common Application

http://www.commonapp.orgLink to the Common Application, accepted at 391 colleges for the 2009-10 application year.

FastWeb

http://www.fastweb.comThis site contains scholarship information, as well as news and general information relevant for both high school and college students.

Consus Group Composite Rankings

http://www.consusgroup.com/news/rankings/colleges/colleges.aspThis site ranks over 100 top colleges in the U.S. based on several factors, including other published rankings, selectivity and yield.

FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid

http://www.fafsa.ed.govFAFSA on the web, the easiest way to apply for Federal Student Aid programs.

Hillel

http://www.hillel.org/indexHillel is the Foundation for Jewish Life on Campus.  This site contains information about Hillel at over 500 college campuses.

Don’t Let Summer Pass You By!

While many think of the summer as a time to relax, hit the beach and do anything but something academic, summer is the best time to explore potential academic majors and careers. You can learn more about this at your local library. Take advantage of the down time to up your game. You will be glad you did.

 

Did You Know?

With the number of applicants now using the Common App and the ease of submitting an online application (in the 2010-11 cycle, 1.8 million applications were submitted as of January 1, 2011), admissions officers are looking for more than just an application to make admissions decisions - you need to demonstrate a genuine interest in the school.  The best ways to do this include visiting the campus, having a campus interview if offered, attending college fairs and completing the intake form for schools you are really interested in, attending any local events in your area sponsored by the college, and emailing the admissions counselors with specific questions about programs that interest you.  These steps can help to differentiate you from the herd of "stealth applicants" who use the Common App as their sole contact with the school.

 

News

Way Back When College Was a Buyer’s Market

March 31, 2011

Oh to be interested in attending Harvard University in the late 1860s. Harvard and other schools like Vassar and Columbia actually advertised for students in newspapers, and any required frehman entrance exams could be taken on the weekend prior to the start of classes. How… Read More>>

Ni Hao! – NYU to open Shanghai campus

March 27, 2011

New York University announced plans to establish a degree-granting campus in Shanghai. NYU's president was expected to sign an agreement on March 28 with Chinese officials to seal the deal. This move signals a continuing trend for American universities. NYU already has a degree-granting campus… Read More>>

 

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