LESLIE COHEN COLLEGE CONSULTING
Resources & Links
There is an overwhelming abundance of college resources out there. How do you know which ones are reliable? I believe in the sharing of information so I've listed some of my favorite college-focused resources. I hope they provide you with information, inspire you to learn more, and help you better understand the college application and admissions process.
Researching Colleges, Understanding the College Landscape, & Self-Assessment Tools
Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will change the Way You Think About Colleges, Loren Pope. Check out the related website at www.ctcl.org
The Fiske Guide To Colleges, Edward B. Fiske
College Admission Essentials: A Step-By-Step Guide to Showing Colleges Who You Are & What Matters to You, Ethan Sawyer
WUE (Western Undergraduate Exchange): 160+ colleges offering non-resident tuition discounts for Western students: www.wiche.edu
Inside Honors: Ratings and Reviews of 60 Public University Honors Programs, John Willingham
Creative Colleges: A Guide for Students Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers, Elaina Loveland
The K&W Guide to Colleges for Students with Learning Differences, Marybeth Kravets and Imy Wax
College Finder, Dr. Steven Antonoff.
College Match by Dr. Steven Antonoff. Self-assessment worksheets for students. Free worksheets also available on www.schoolbuff.com
CollegeXpress: www.collegexpress.com - a companion to Dr. Steven Antonoff’s book College Finder, this site allows students to generate lists of colleges, compare schools, and search for scholarships
BigFuture, www.bigfuture.collegeboard.org --research colleges, explore careers, self-assess and more.
Where You Go is Not Who You’ll Be, Frank Bruni
The Truth About College Admission: A Family Guide To Getting In & Staying Together, B. Barnard & R. Clark
Who Gets in and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions, Jeffrey Selingo
Malcolm Gladwell's Revisionist History podcast, June 2021 episode entitled "Lord of the Rankings". Learn about the inaccurate & subjective ranking methodologies used in U.S. News & World Report college rankings.
College Essay Essentials, Ethan Sawyer, and related website, www.collegeessayguy.com
Secrets of a Financial Aid Pro, Jodi Okun
Paying For College Without Going Broke, Kalman A. Chany
The Price You Pay for College: An Entirely New Roadmap for the Biggest Financial Decision Your Family Will Ever Make, Ron Lieber
Net Price Calculator: Use this financial aid calculator to get an estimate of what you might pay at a particular college. Located on college websites.
FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid: www.fafsa.ed.gov
CSS Profile: A few hundred colleges use this financial aid application to award non-federal aid, https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org/
www.khanacademy.org -offers free test prep for the SAT
www.collegeboard.org - register for the SAT, manage & send score reports.
www.actstudent.org - register for the ACT, purchase prep materials, manage & send score reports.
www.fairtest.org - a list of over 1,500 colleges that have test-optional or test-blind policies.