News and links to assist with the college search and admissions process:

9 Key Ways independent Educational Consultants Support Students and Families

Common App Announces New Essay Topics for 2013-14

Texas Colleges New Essay Topics and Admission Changes

Link to College Net Price Calculators

The Realities of a College Wait List

When A Part-Time Job Is Your Extracurricular Activity 

Colleges and Universities That Award Merit Aid

75 Best College Towns 2012-13

Campus visits by mouse-click

Living Magazine interviews Kim Simpson - Countdown To College

The University of Houston Profile

Application Information:
Apply Texas

College For All Texans

Common Application

State University of New York (SUNY) System

The Black College Common Application

Universal College Application

University of California System
Testing Information:

ACT Online Prep

ACT Free Prep Guide and Sample Tests

College Board

Free Test Prep

SAT Preparation Center

SAT Subject Tests Admission Requirements

The National Center for Fair and Open Testing


College Search Sites:
American Colleges and Universities

American Colleges Overseas

Canadian Colleges and Universities Directory

College Board

College Index

College Locator

College Navigator

College Prowler

Colleges That Change Lives

Community College Directory

Community College Web

Comprehensive College Planning Resource Guide

Global College Directory

Google's University Search


The Princeton Review 


Specialized College Information:
Academic Common Market

American Association of University Women

Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life

Historically Black Colleges and Universities

HBCU Connect

International Students Seeking American Universities

Jesuit Colleges and Universities

Learning Disabilities and Higher Education

The National Catholic College Admission Association

Women's College Coalition

Campus Virtual Tours:

Campus Tours

eCampus Tours

General Resource Sites:

The Education Conservancy

National Association for College Admission Counseling

Enrichment Program Sites:

Enrichment Alley

Summer Programs

Athletic Information:



Performing/Visual Arts Information:
Art and Design Schools

NACAC Performing and Visual Arts College Fairs

National Portfolio Day Association (NPDA)

National Unified Auditions

Financial Aid Information:
College For All Texans

CSS Profile

CSS Profile Participating Institutions List


Federal Student Aid


Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA)

Sallie Mae

U.S. Department of Education Financial Aid Information

Scholarship Programs and Search Sites:

FTC's Information on Scholarship Scams

Merit Aid

Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS)

University of Texas Scholarship Programs

Information on Career/Major Choices:
Career Planning Information

Career Planning Resource Guide

Career Zone

O*Net Online Career Information

The Occupational Outlook Handbook

"What Can I Do With A Major In...?"