Tip of the day: Maintain relationships with your guidance counselor and teachers. They will write your college recommendations one day.

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Tip of the day: Don't pin all your hopes on one particular college. Keep an open mind and research various opportunities.

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Tip of the day: Show demonstrated interest in colleges: campus tours & info sessions, college fairs & receptions, & sign-up for materials.

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Tip of the day: Sign up early and spend quality time preparing for standardized tests.

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Tip of the day: What's the best way to start my admissions essay? Jot down a list of reasons you're excited about the school of your choice.

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Tip of the day: Begin college scholarship research EARLY - many deadlines occur in the beginning of the school year.

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Tip of the day: Challenge yourself: colleges want to see students taking a demanding curriculum rather than choosing the easy way out.

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Tip of the day: Stay on topic when writing your college essays. This is an opportunity for colleges to learn something unique about YOU.

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Tip of the day: Get involved in extracurricular activities that mean something to you and show dedication and leadership.

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Resources

RESOURCES FOR COLLEGE ADMISSIONS

 

COLLEGE SEARCH/DATA ENGINES

 

For under resourced students:

 

APPLICATION INFORMATION

 

 

REFERENCE GUIDES

  • Fiske Guide to Colleges, Edward B. Fiske
  • The College Finder, Steven R. Antonoff, Ph.D.
  • Student’s Guide to Colleges, edited by Jordan Goldman and Colleen Buyers
  • Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges, Loren Pope
  • Colleges With a Conscience: 81 Great Schools with Outstanding Community Involvement, Princeton Review
  • Big Book of Colleges, College Prowler
  • The Best 371 Colleges, Princeton Review
  • College Handbook, The College Board

 

SPECIAL INTEREST GUIDES

  • K&W Guide to Colleges for Students With Learning Disabilities or ADHD, Marybeth Kravets and Imy Wax
  • The College Sourcebook for Students with Learning and Developmental Differences, Midge Lipkin
  • The Performing Arts Major’s College Guide, Carole Everett
  • Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers, Elaina Loveland
  • Making A Difference Colleges, Miriam Weinstein
  • BS/MD Programs: The Complete Guide, Todd Johnson
  • College Access and Opportunity Guide, Center for Student Opportunity

 

 

TESTING INFORMATION

 

For international students:

 

Online Test Prep

 

 

SPANISH-LANGUAGE RESOURCES

 

UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS

 

FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES

 

For international students:

  • The Association of International Educators (NAFSA) – www.nafsa.org
  • eduPASS: The Smart Student Guide to Studying in the USA – www.eduPASS.org

 

FINANCIAL AID CALCULATORS

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

 

For minority students:

 

LOAN INFORMATION

 

ATHLETICS 

 

GAP YEAR

Books: 

  • The Complete Guide To The Gap Year, Kristin White
  • Before You Go: The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Gap Year, Tom Griffiths
  • Gap Year Guidebook, Wendy Bosberry-Scott

 

Websites:

 

 

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Phone: 212-702-9747