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Useful Resources

The links below are great sources of information regarding some of the critical steps in the college admissions process.

About Testing:

  • www.collegeboard.com
    SAT and AP testing schedule and registration information
  • www.act.org
    ACT testing schedules and registration information
  • www.fairtest.org
    This site provides insight into alternatives to standardized testing as well as a list of colleges that do not require scores for admission.

College Ranking Sites:

Good Books about Colleges:

  • The New Rules of College Admissions:  Ten Former Admissions Officers Reveal What it Takes to Get Into College Today (Fireside Books)
  • Colleges that Change Lives:  40 Colleges that will Change the Way You Think about College, by Loren Pope
  • The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right College at the Right Price by Lynn O'Shaughnessy
  • Cool Colleges:  for the Hyper-Intelligent, Self Directed, Late Blooming, and Just Plain Different, by Donald Asher

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