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College Planning: College: Choosing & Applying

This guide provides a sampling of the materials available on this subject. To view more visit the library or browse the catalog.

Local Colleges

Choosing a College

Books for Choosing

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Tutor.com: Prepare for the SAT, ACT, standardized tests in all 50 states, graduate school entrance tests and much more.

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Essential Websites

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. 

Test Preparation

Applying to College

Books for Applying