Before deciding on which college to attend (or apply to) compare graduation rates on College Results Online. This is a free interactive tool that provides facts on college graduation rates and other information. On CRO you’ll find:
- Graduation rates of traditional public and private four-year colleges and universities and many private, for profit schools.
- Search engine to find colleges near your zip code and maps to locate each institution
- Advanced search capability to search colleges by state, costs, student outcomes and more
KHAN ACADEMY PARTNERS WITH COLLEGE BOARD ON SAT PREP
The Khan Academy has teamed up with the College Board so all college-bound students can prepare for the SAT at their own pace, at no cost. The College Board recently announced a redesign of the SAT for 2016. The SAT is one of the nation’s most widely used admissions exams among colleges and universities. Students can prepare for it by using interactive tools that help them practice and diagnose gaps. www.khanacademy.org/sat
SAT and ACT Prep Course Reviews: http://www.reviews.com/act-sat-test-prep-courses
Provides a comprehensive guide, expert ratings, data-driving comparisons, and unbiased reviews to help families choose the SAT/ACT prep course that best suits their students.
Sylvan Learning in Maple Valley provides SAT prep classes. For more info contact Kassy Cranefield at 425-413-2625.
Entrance Test Information – Tahoma only offers the PSAT on campus; SAT and ACT tests need to be scheduled on your own
ACT vs. SAT: Key Differences between the ACT and SAT by Study Point
ACT vs. SAT by The Princeton Review
For upcoming dates and to register, go to:
College and Scholarship Links
- http://www.collegesolved.com – College Search, Collegiate Chat, Counselor Connect
- www.fastweb.com – Information on scholarships.
- www.collegeboard.com – Information on colleges, scholarships, and SAT registration.
- http://www.trade-schools.net – Extensive resource of post-secondary educational institutions, including trade schools, colleges, and universities in both the United States and Canada.
- www.ICWashington.org – This national association has launched the University and College Accountability Network (UCAN) that includes information from more than 700 private colleges across the country, as well as in WA.
- www.college-scholarships.com/ – The College Scholarships, Colleges, and Online Degrees page is designed to offer college-bound, graduate school-bound, and career school bound students of all ages easy access to information about a wide variety of subjects.
Books About College
Below is a list of books that will help you navigate through getting to college.
- Looking Beyond the Ivy League – Pope
- Colleges that Change Lives – Pope
- College Match: A Blueprint for Choosing the Best School for You – Antonoff & Friedemann
- Less Stress, More Success: A New Approach to Guiding Your Teen Through College Admissions & Beyond – Jones & Ginsburg
- Making the Most of College – Light
- The Fiske Guide – Fiske
- The College Finder -Antonoff
- The College Board Book of Majors