Resources for Families 

Parents: Click here for Permission for College Visit form.


College-Related Publications & Articles

A GREAT website resource
http://www.mykidscollegechoice.com/

10 Best Colleges for English Majors 
http://college.usatoday.com/2015/02/05/the-best-u-s-colleges-for-a-major-in-english/

Best Journalism Schools in the US ??  One of them is University of Maryland !!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/22/best-journalism-schools-newspro-ranking_n_4490649.html?utm_hp_ref=tw 

Editorial Column from The New York Times - Demanding More From College
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/07/opinion/sunday/frank-bruni-demanding-more-from-college.html?_r=1

Want college credit for high school classes?
College Board Article on CLEP Tests
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-in/testing/learn-about-the-clep-program

Top Colleges that Enroll Rich, Middle Class & Poor
The New York Times - "Behind Ivy Walls"
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/09/upshot/top-colleges-that-enroll-rich-middle-class-and-poor.html?emc=eta1&abt=0002&abg=1

Parents - Wondering what it's like if your daughter joins a sorority?
http://yourteenmag.com/2015/04/whats-like-go-greek/

Liberty Street Economics - The Value of a College Education
http://libertystreeteconomics.newyorkfed.org/2014/09/the-value-of-a-college-degree.html#.VArlsNm9LCQ

25+25 Twitter Accounts Every Parent Should Follow
http://www.parentscountdowntocollegecoach.com/2014/05/01/25-twitter-accounts/

What to Put in Your College Essay
www.smartcollegevisit.com/2012/09/what-to-put-in-your-college-application-essay.html

Smart College Visit Facebook Site - worth reading!
https://www.facebook.com/SmartCollegeVisit

"Goodbye SAT ... " - The Washington Post, 3-19-15
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/goodbye-sat-how-online-courses-will-change-college-admissions/2015/03/19/85c4d6c0-cc0c-11e4-a2a7-9517a3a70506_story.html?hpid=z4 

 

Financial Aid

FinAid, The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid
http://www.finaid.org/

CSS/Profile
www.collegeboard.org

Financial Aid from the U.S. Department of Education
http://www.studentaid.ed.gov/

FAFSA on the Web
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

Federal Personal Identification Number (PIN)
https://pin.ed.gov/

Maryland Higher Education Commission
http://www.mhec.state.md.us/

FastWeb Scholarship Search
http://www.fastweb.com/

Central Scholarship
https://app.smarterselect.com/matching/148/start_page

Evaluating Financial Aid Award Letters
http://www.fastweb.com/nfs/fastweb/static/QRG_FinancialAidAwardLetters.pdf

Links to Websites

ACT Test Registration Site with Sample Questions
http://www.act.org/

SAT/SAT II Test Registration
http://www.collegeboard.org/

College Board College Search Site
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/college-search

General Information Site by Naviance
http://www.collegeview.com/index.jsp

The Official Common Application Site 
https://www.commonapp.org/Login

Time Magazines's Article: The Reason College Costs More Than You Think
http://time.com/3419263/college-tuition-costs-expensive/?xid=newsletter-brief

Student Athletes

http://www.NCAACLEARINGHOUSE.ORG/

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