The College Navigator allows students and parents to search for colleges and universities of possible interest by a number of characteristics such as location and distance from home; programs and majors; institution type (public, private, 2-year, 4-year); institution size; cost; setting (rural, suburban, urban); and more. This is a very useful and easy-to-use tool for creating a list of colleges and universities for further investigation and possible attendance.
Information about thousands of colleges and universities, undergraduate and graduate programs, applications, funding, and more. Specific topics include distance learning, executive education, academic test preparation, financial aid, and summer programs.
"A college degree has never been more important-or more expensive. If you're not made of money, where can you get an amazing liberal arts education without your parents having to remortgage the house or cash in their retirement fund? Which degrees will allow you to fulfill your dreams and earn a decent paycheck? What do you really need to know if you're the first in your family to go to college? How do you find good schools that offer a well-rounded campus life for black or Latino students? From the staff of Washington Monthly comes a new kind of college guide, inspired by and including the magazine's signature alternative college rankings. The Other College Guide features well designed, engaging chapters on finding the best-fit schools and the real deal about money, loans, and preparing for the world of work. This essential higher ed handbook also highlights information on what to look for (and watch out for) in online programs and for-profit colleges and concludes with fifty profiles of remarkable but frequently overlooked schools. "
The International Student Handbook 2013 is the only book exclusively for foreign students! It provides information on 2,900 colleges, including each school’s “international profile.” It includes step-by-step guidelines on how to prepare for and apply to colleges in the United States, find financial aid and obtain a student visa.
The Obama administration unveiled a new online search tool aimed at helping potential college students and their families learn more about college campuses, including the financial aid offered and how much their graduates earn later in life. Although the new 'College Scorecard' will allow consumers to compare various colleges on a variety of factors, it will not provide any rankings like those provided by U.S. News & World Report.
Online Education (MOOCs)
Free online education known as “massive open online courses,” or MOOCs, offered through platforms like edX, Coursera, and Udacity. MOOC courses are open to anyone.
MOOC List--MOOC List is a directory of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) offered by different providers.
MOOC List is a website where you can find free online courses (MOOCs) offered by the best universities around the world. You can browse by provider, university, country, type of certificate, and more.
Coursera--Established by two professors from Stanford, Coursera currently has 33 university partners. Includes open courses from: UC San Diego, UC Irvine, UC San Francisco, Stanford, Duke, Princeton University and more.To learn more about Coursera and its teaching & learning potential, view a presentation given by founder Daphne Koller, to UCSD. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09tvsd3TGlk
edX--This MOOC platfrom was founded by MIT and Harvard, and is developed as open source software. Includes open courses from: MIT, Harvard, UC Berkeley, the University of Texas system, Georgetown and more.
Udacity--Udacity is a private education organization and this platform grew out of a Stanford course experiment. With industry giants—Google, AT&T, andFacebook, they offer Nanodegree programs and credentials, designed so professionals become Web Developers, Data Analysts, Mobile Developers, etc. Students acquire real skills through a series of online courses and hands-on projects.
The College Board offers Accuplacer as a way to determine the skills of incoming students, and is primarily used by community colleges and technical schools. Accuplacer is a web-based assessment tool to determine skills in reading, writing, and math. It is untimed, but students can normally complete it in less than 90 minutes. All questions must be answered, and students cannot go back over a previous question once they answer it. Accuplacer may determine whether a student goes directly into a college-level course or a remedial class. This site offers free practice questions.
Follow the links below to register online for the SAT, view and send your SAT scores, and find all the information you need — including exam dates and fees — for the SAT, SAT Subject Tests™, PSAT/NMSQT, AP, and CLEP.
The SAT and SAT Subject Tests are offered several times a year. Most students take the SAT for the first time during the spring of their junior year and a second time during the fall of their senior year.
The 50 model essays presented in this book were written by successful Ivy League college applicants. Each essay is followed by critical comments that reveal both strong and weak points in its author's style and content. Also presented is detailed essay-writing advice and instruction.
"Demystifying the process of completing a college applicationWritten by two former admissions officers at top universities and current admissions coaches, this book is a must-have for preparing a winning college application. The authors reveal the mystery behind what college admissions officers are looking for and show applicants how to leverage their credentials, stand out in the over-crowded applicants' pool, and make a genuine, memorable impression. This is the book that will help the college-bound get off the "like many others" pile and onto the acceptance list. Includes instructions and examples for every component of the college application, from writing the essay to answering questions like "Why do you want to go to College X?" Shows how to avoid underestimating the importance of critical features on any application Includes the latest information on Common Application 4.0 and corrects outdated, holdover advice still stressed in many other books This book is filled with step-by-step advice that students and parents can use immediately and will refer to again and again".