College Counseling resources

The College Counseling Office has gathered several external resources that have been useful to CA students during the college application process.

 

Common Application      Naviance

 

 

Documents

CA Profile 2015–16

CA College Matriculation 2011–15

Parent Response Form

General Links

Colleges That Change Lives: A site inspired by Loren Pope’s renowned book, Colleges That Change Lives

College Raptor: An additional site with a college search engines, information about majors, and particularly good information on college affordability

Common Application: The gateway to many college applications

NCAA: The official website of the National Collegiate Athletic Association

Peterson’s: A site that provides information about standardized testing, financial aid, and college search engines

Study Abroad: A site that contains information about options for studying abroad

Thoughts on Independent College Consultants: Please carefully consider the following before deciding to hire the service of an independent college consultant.

Financial Aid

Ed.gov: A website that provides financial aid information and a scholarship search engine

Fastweb: A website that provides financial aid information and a scholarship search engine

FinAid.org: A website that provides financial aid information and a scholarship search engine

Maximizing Aid Eligibility: FinAid.org advice for families on how to maximize aid dollars

Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA): Vast array of free resources available

Testing

ACT: The official website of the ACT college admissions test

Advantage Testing: A local test-prep provider that CA students have found helpful

College Board: A comprehensive site that includes information about SAT testing and registration, college search engines, and CSS profile information

Number 2: A site offering free online test preparation courses

Summit Educational Group: Free full-length practice tests and individual tutoring

College Transfer Information

College Transfer Information