College Search

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  • Naviance.com is the website used by Lamorinda schools for all college application information.

  • Cappex.com compares colleges, tuition and admission information on more than 3,000 schools. 

  • Big Future by College Board is a visually appealing website featuring college search, major/career selection and financing options.

  • Niche.com formerly College Prowler, it has college search as well as K-12 search options.

  • Unigo.com focuses on student reviews of over 7,000 colleges with a fun college Match Quiz.

  • AcceptanceRate.com is a website that analyzed acceptance rate by test scores of thousands of U.S. colleges.

Major Exploration

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  • CollegeMajors101.com explores every major imaginable interviewing people in those jobs.

  • California Career Zone assess students based their interests and recommends careers that will interest them.

  • CollegeWeekLive.com hosts events and videos on majors, colleges, admissions and scholarships.

  • iseek.org is a career assessment website that links to majors run by Minnesota's career resource.

  • 16personalities.com is a fun way to discover your personality type and careers that will suit you.

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Blogs

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  • The College Solution written by Lynn O'Shaughnessy offers practical college search advice along with financial planning. Heather's favorite!

  • PrepScholar An excellent resource to determine college appication requirements by school.

  • Ivywise.com is an admissions and tutoring company that focuses on admittance to Ivy Leagues.

  • CollegeEssayAdvisors Perfect for writing essays, reviews what the prompt by school is looking for and how to answer the prompt effectively and memorably.

  • Tina Boyer is a writing coach that can help with students that suffer from writer's block or need additional writing help.

Athletics

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  • NCAA eligibility center for high school students hoping to play sports in college.

  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletes offers information to students looking to play sports in college.

  • College Search Scholarships offer advice to student athletes hoping to play in college.

  • ScholarshipStats.com provides detailed information on college athletic scholarships in every sport.

Financial Aid

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  • Fafsa.ed.gov is the online FAFSA application that is free-don't pay to fill out the forms!

  • Fafsa4caster helps you determine your Expected Family Contribution for better college planning.

  • Calgrants.org is the California financial aid website for grants and scholarships.

  • CSS PROFILE is the College Board financial aid application that is used by many private schools.

  • StudentAid.gov explains the Direct Loan program and application process for students.

  • StudentLoans.gov explains master promissory notes and Direct PLUS loan requests.

  • Project on Student Debt offers loan repayment ideas and ways to reduce student loan debt.

Scholarships

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  • FinAid.org a non-profit dedicated to providing a comprehensive list of aid, loans and scholarships.

  • Fastweb.com is the leading online resource for scholarships and internships.

  • Scholarship.com lists 1000+ scholarships, grants, and loans available across the U.S.

  • Meritaid.com is a comprehensive directory of merit scholarships and academic scholarships from colleges across the country.

  • College Data offers search tools for scholarships based on location, interests and type of school.

  • ScholarshipStats.com provides detailed information on college athletic scholarships in every sport.

Test Prep

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  • CollegeBoard.org offers PSAT, SAT and SAT Subject Test signups, test prep and test review services. Sign up for the Question of the Day!

  • ACTstudent.org is the website for ACT test signup, test prep and review.

  • Prepscholar offers great SAT and ACT testing strategies as well as AP and other college admission advice.

  • Compass test prep provides comprehensive SAT and ACT test prep for Lamorinda students.

Virtual College Tours

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  • CampusTours.com provides official virtual campus tours of more than 850 colleges and universities with photos, 360-degree panoramas, and interviews.

  • College Map offers a US map that you can search for colleges in a specific state or area. A great way to explore colleges in a state or area.

  • Ecampustours.com offers comprehensive college tours along with personalized college and financial aid searches.

  • YOUniversityTV.com has college tours broken out by categories including most beautiful campuses, best athletics, top academic and top party schools.