Below, we list links to informative articles and invaluable resources to bolster your successful college planning experience.


Colleges That Change Lives

CTCL is an organization dedicated to the student-centered college search process, educating students and families about finding the right "fit."

Cynthia Muchnick: Author, Speaker, and Educational Consultant

Ms. Muchnick has written several invaluable books on study skills, writing college application essays, and even a book full of helpful checklists to keep students on track during their application process.  



Thrively is a family website that helps kids discover their unique strengths and find new interest areas to explore based on those strengths. Children are far more likely to embrace an activity when they excel at it, and they are far more likely to excel at it when it is inherently aligned with their unique strengths. Collaborating with some of the nation's leading pediatric neuropsychologists, Thrively has developed a comprehensive personal strength taxonomy and provides an online assessment to students in order to map to those strengths. It then connects them with personalized activities and educational opportunities. Jenn Curtis is a guest contributor to the Thrively blog.


Admitted: The Official Blog of the National Association for College Admission Counseling

This useful blog provides information about pertinent college admission topics. 

Inside the Admissions Office: WSJ On Campus

The Wall Street Journal On Campus put together a forum of admissions officers from top colleges around the country. Click the above link to watch the videos and hear their answers to common questions such as "Is it Okay to Be Undecided?" and "Can What You Post On Facebook Prevent You From Getting Into College?"


The Choice: Demystifying College Admissions and Aid

While discontinued in 2013, this excellent blog's archives offer insightful posts to answer your questions about college admission trends. 


More Than Facts and Formulas  - Inside Higher Ed (July 11, 2012)

According to a report, "Educators should not teach only facts and formulas -- they should also teach students how to use that subject knowledge to remain academically motivated, think critically, and communicate ideas to others."

NCAA Guide for the College-Bound Student Athlete 2012-13

For students considering playing NCAA sports, this packet is essential to the planning process. 

Fair Test: The National Center for Fair and Open Testing
Fair Test maintains an up-to-date list of test-optional universities.

Naviance: The Counselor's Podcast - How Colleges Read Applications

Shawn Abbott, former Director of Admissions at Stanford University, provides an overview of what colleges are looking for in students' applications.

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