Resources

Checklists:

Sophomore Timelines and Checklists for College.pdf (340,8 kB)

Junior Timelines and Checklists for College.pdf (327,7 kB)

Senior Timelines and Checklists for College.pdf (416,1 kB)

 

Twitter Accounts ( in no particular order):

@usnewseducation  (a U.S. News and World Report account)

@HuffPostCollege

@educationweek

@NPCwomen  (National Panhellenic Conference, sororities)

@famouswomen  (Quotations from famous women)

@USATodayCollege

@Greatestquotes

@collegefinance101

@winscholarships

@mycollegecalendar

Also follow the admissions, academic college, school president, school newspaper etc. from the schools on your wish list or that you will be attending.   This will help you understand what is important to that college/university.  It will also help you understand how the school works.

 

Books and articles:

"College Saving Options: Roth IRA Vx. 529." Www.savingforcollege.com. N.p., 16 July 2009. Web.

"Difference between Trade School and College." Information on. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Jan. 2013.

Goldburd, Phyllis, Ph.D. "Parenting A College Student: How to Let Go." Www.scottcounseling.com. N.p., 19 Oct. 2010. Web.

"How to Create a Functional Study Space in a Dorm Room." SayCampusLife. N.p., 13 Dec. 2012. Web. 9 Jan. 2013.

Kastner, Laura Scribner., and Jennifer Fugett. Wyatt. The Launching Years: Strategies for Parenting from Senior Year to College Life. New York: Three Rivers, 2002. Print.

Mamlet, Robin, and Christine VanDeVelde. College Admission: From Application to Acceptance, Step by Step.

New York: Three Rivers, 2011. Print.

Price, Shayla R. The Scholarship Search: A Guide to Winning Free Money for College and More. Lincoln, NE: IUniverse, 2006. Print.

Sachs, Brad. Emptying the Nest: Launching Your Young Adult toward Success and Self-reliance. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. Print.

Blogs to follow:

The Choice (http://thechoice.blogs.newyorktimes)

Websites:

Colorado Specific:

 www.CollegeInColorado.org - Select the College Planning or Career Planning tabs on the website. Free website

www.coloradocouncil .org  - "The Colorado Council on High School/College Relations is an organization of colleges, universities and high schools in Colorado.  Its purpose is to foster cooperation and help students plan their education."

cof.college-assist.org - College Opportunity Fund for Colorado colleges

www.collegeincolorado.org - click on ‘Financial Aid planning’ tab

 

Degree/College/University selection: 

www.collegedegree.com www.cottey.edu - An independent liberal arts and science all-women's college sponsored by P.E.O.  "C" for Yourself Weekend is scheduled for April 19-21, 2013.

www.collegedegree.com - College degree matching website.

www.collegeboard.org - Parent Section has information on scholarships

www.collegeconfidential.com - Has a discussion area that offers feedback on many colleges from people who have applied or are in the process – real people. Best source for college information.

www.ctcl.org - Colleges That Change Lives – dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process.

 

Scholarships/Funding:

www.nhs.stvrain.k12.co.us/counseling/Scholarships/Localscholarships

www.college scholarships.org - Scholarship search website.

www.nationalmerit.org- National Merit Scholarship Corporation

www.boettcherfoundation.org - Boettcher scholarship information

www.ptpi.org  - Congressional Award Scholarship – select Student Programs then Financial Aid then scholarship

www.valleybankandtrust.com - Select Kids Page icon

www.peointernational.org - P.E.O. Star Scholarship in P.E.O. Projects/Philanthropies

www.onlinecollegenetwork.com -     Click on “scholarships” for a page that shows many links to sites that offer scholarships

www.FastWeb.com - lists scholarships, grants, and loans

www.scholarships.com - search engine for scholarships & financial aid resources

www.collegescholarships.com - new scholarships posted on a monthly basis (this is different from the collegescholarships.org website!)

www.fastaid.com -    search engine for scholarships & financial aid resources

www.collegeanswer.com -     information on scholarships, loans & grants

www.finaid.com - information on loans, college planning & more

www.estudentloan.com - full service financial aid site

www.salliemae.com - includes financial estimators & scholarship search program

www.fafsa.ed.gov - Free Application for Federal Student Aid

 

College Sports:

www.ncaa.org -Sports scholarship information

www.eligibilitycenter.org - To register with NCAA Eligibility Center – select High School Administrators then login as student

 

Books for Sale/Rent:

www.chegg.com

www.alibris.com

www.amazon.com

www.bookrenter.com

Also available is your local campus bookstore as of 11 January 2013