Resources

We are always looking for sources of great information for students who are applying to college. Here are some of our favorites. If you know of a link we should include, please contact us.

College Essay Writing Resources for Counselors and Teachers: Articles, tips and an activity to share with students related to the college essay process.

College Search Quiz from Ralph Figueroa: True and false quiz from a veteran college adviser who also spent many years as an admissions counselor. You might be surprised by what you learn.

Go To Resources from Marie Bigham: Favorite books and websites from one of the nation’s top college counselors.

Scholarship List: A collection of scholarship opportunities that require essays. Check back often for our latest finds.

Sample ACT Prompts: Practice writing ACT essays, using this collection of sample prompts.

The College Board: Information about schools, testing and other issues of importance to college-bound students.

The Common Application: Direct link to the Common Application, which is accepted by hundreds of colleges and universities.

Colleges That Change Lives: A website and book that introduces students to choices they might not have originally considered.

All College Application Essays: The one-stop app to help students collect and organize their college application essays (small fee.)

Social Media Smarts for College-Bound Teens: Articles and tips to calm parents and educate students navigating the evolving world of social media.