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College Planning and Preparation Tools

Register for Tests and Send Scores

College Information

Apply to University of California System

Apply to Cal State University System

Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities

The Common Application

NCAA Clearinghouse

Colleges that Change Lives

College and Career Planning

College Search, Financial Aid, College Apps

College Finder and Recruiting Service

Video Tours of Major Colleges

College Admissions Help

Virtual Campus Tours

Articles About Choosing a College

Schools with Optional SAT/ACT Test Requirements

College Fair Information

California Colleges

Khan Academy Free Practice for SAT

Parent workshops, College Fairs, Parent Nights

Benefits of PSAT/NMSQT (Students)

Delivering Opportunity to Your Teenage

Counselor Resource Guide

Scholarships and Financial Aid

www.studentaid.ed.gov – Information on Student Loans

www.fafsa.ed.gov – Electronic Application

www.fastweb.com – Search for Scholarships

www.meritaid.com –Find Merit Scholarships at any School

www.zinch.com – Connect with 5,000 Colleges

www.studentsscholarships.org – Search for Scholarships

www.wiche.edu/wue -Western Undergraduate Exchange Program


Navigating the College System (Recommended Readings)

  1. Fiske Guide to Colleges
  2. The Portable Guidance Counselor
  3. The Gatekeepers
  4. Fiske Real College Essays That Work
  5. College Essays That Made a Difference
  6. 50 Successful Harvard Application Essays
  7. Admission Confidential- An Insider’s Account of the Elite College Selection Process
  8. Acing the College Application: 
    How to Maximize Your Chances for Admission to the College of Your Choice
  9. Harvard Schmarvard: 
    Getting Beyond the Ivy Leagues to the College That is Best for You
  10. Colleges that Change Lives
  11. The College Blue Books
  12. Rugg’s Recommendations on the Colleges
  13. The National Directory of College Athletics
  14. The Best 371 Colleges, Princeton Review
  15. U.S. News Ultimate College Guide
  16. The College Solution: 
    A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price 
    (2nd Edition-Lynn O’Shaugnessy)
  17. Paying for College Without Going Broke
  18. Getting Financial Aid 2011 (check for updated releases)
  19. The Ultimate Scholarship Book 2013
  20. Scholarships, Grants, & Prizes 2013

Student Academics

Helping your child with nightly reading homework.  Please follow the link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=korfvEOQb14


Math Placement Guide (Middle and High School)

California Department of Education: 
www.cde.ca.gov 

California Learning Resource Network: 
www.clrn.org 

The Math Forum: 
www.mathforum.com 

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics:
www.nctm.org

California Mathematics Council: 
www.cmc-math.org 

Common Core Standards by Grade Level:
www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/documents/ccssmathstandardaug2013.pdf

Parent Roadmaps to Common Core Math: 
www.cgcs.org/domain/36

Illustrative Mathematics: 
www.illustrativemathematics.org/ 

LearnZillion: 
learnzillion.com/ 


NCAA Eligibility Information

2.3 or Take a Knee 
NCAA website targeted at student/parents. It is worth a look and possibly linking to your athletics page.

NCAA Eligibility Center 
This is where students/parents need to register if they are potential NCAA athletes.

2014-15 Guide for the College Bound Student Athlete 
NCAA publication designed to help potential NCAA student-athletes acquire college athletic eligibility.