Websites

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The College Board – Creators of the SAT Tests, AP Tests and CSS Profile.

College Majors 101 – Information regarding college majors.

The ACT Exam – Website for all things ACT-related.

The Common Application – The application used by more than 500 colleges and universities.

University of California – Admissions information and application for the University of California.

CSU Mentor – The website for California State University information and application.

Regional Admission Counselors of California – The Regional Admission Counselors of California (RACC) is composed of college admission professionals who represent colleges and universities outside the state of California.

 

Books

Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges, 2014 Edition. Direct quotes from students that give insight into each school’s unique character, classes, financial aid, social scenes, and more.

Fiske Guide to Colleges 2015. This leading guide to more than 300 colleges and universities has been an indispensable source of information for college-bound students and their parents.

Colleges That Change Lives by Loren Pope. The groundbreaking guide to the 40 best colleges you’ve never heard of—colleges that will change your life

The College Board’s Meeting College Costs. A workbook for families. What you need to know before your child and your money leave home.

The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College, by Harlan Cohen. What to anticipate once students arrive on their college campus.

The Her Campus Guide to College Life – How to Manage Relationships, Stay Safe and Healthy, Handle Stress and Have the Best Years of Your Life, by Lewis, Wang, Western and writers and editors of Her Campus. A guide specifically for women

The College Solution, by Lynn O’Shaughnessy. A guide for everyone looking for the right school at the right price.

 

Test Prep

Pam Bassuk, The Burbank Tutor

Catalyst Test Prep

Global Elite Prep

Kaplan Testing

Princeton Review

Elite Prep

Compass Educational Group

Tier One Tutoring

 

Unique Scholarship Opportunities

NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART from the DoD)

Xerox Minority Scholarships

CANFIT Scholarships

American Culinary Federation Scholarships

 

Financial Aid

A Guide to the FAFSA – An easy to understand overview of the FAFSA

Tips for Completing the FAFSA – From the University of California Website

Completing the FAFSA – A question by question guide to completing the FAFSA