Admissions Office Advice

@Harvard: https://college.harvard.edu/admissions/application-process/what-we-look

(Harvard Admissions Interviewer reddit ama): https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/2bw7yg/iama_former_harvard_admissions_interviewer_ama/

@UVa blog: http://uvaapplication.blogspot.co.uk/

UVa Related article: http://chronicle.com/blogs/headcount/the-deans-of-discontent/22193

@Yale: http://admissions.yale.edu/what-yale-looks-for

Admissions – How to Prepare (US)

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-in/applying-101/how-to-finalize-your-college-list-admissions-college-application

http://www.forbes.com/sites/christeare/2015/07/05/confessions-of-a-college-counselor/

http://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/06/counselors-calendar-august-seniors/#more-45910

https://shamuskhan.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/gettingin.pdf

– (UK)

https://www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/getting-started/what-study

http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/universities/applying-to-university-and-ucas-deadlines/

http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/courses/choosing-a-course

http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/universities/applying-to-university-and-ucas-deadlines/filling-in-your-application/

– Oxbridge Admissions Preparation

http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/universities/applying-to-university-and-ucas-deadlines/guide-to-applying-to-oxford-and-cambridge/

Career & Occupation Search Tools

http://www.onetonline.org/

http://www.naviance.com/

http://www.educationplanner.org/students/career-planning/find-careers/index.shtml

College Data Comparison Engines

 http://www.collegesimply.com/

http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

http://collegeresults.org/

http://collegeapps.about.com/od/choosingacollege/a/CollegeProfiles.htm

College Rankings
– US Universities

http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/rankings/national-universities

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/student/best-universities-in-the-united-states

http://collegeapps.about.com/od/collegerankings/

– US Liberal Arts Colleges

http://collegeapps.about.com/od/choosingacollege/tp/top_colleges.htm

– UK Universities

http://www.theguardian.com/education/ng-interactive/2015/may/25/university-league-tables-2016

http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables/rankings

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/features/times-and-sunday-times-reveal-their-top-uk-universities-2016

– World University Rankings

http://www.shanghairanking.com/World-University-Rankings-2014/USA.html

http://www.usnews.com/education/best-global-universities/rankings

 
College Rankings – Problems

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2011/02/14/the-order-of-things

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/danny-licht/best-colleges-in-america_b_3696330.html

http://admissions.yale.edu/beyond-college-rankings

Degree Search & Comparison Tools (US)

http://www.geteducated.com/

– (UK)

http://www.theguardian.com/education/universityguide

http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/courses/

Financial Aid Resources (US)

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/

https://student.collegeboard.org/css-financial-aid-profile

https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/category/loans/student-loans/?trk=nw_gn_2.0

http://www.usnews.com/education/scholarship-search-insider/articles/2016-06-02/ways-parents-and-counselors-can-help-students-earn-scholarships?int=ae4109

http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/paying-for-college?s_cid=content-center:blogs&int=a0ae08

http://www.educationplanner.org/students/paying-for-school/student-aid-101/index.shtml

http://collegeapps.about.com/od/choosingacollege/ss/Choosing-The-Perfect-College.htm#step4

http://uta.financialaidtv.com/#playlist-722:video-0

– (UK)

http://www.thescholarshiphub.org.uk/content/understanding-student-loans

http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/student-loan-repayment-calculator

http://www.educationuk.org/global/articles/costs-and-tuition-fees-for-international-students/

Graduate School Rankings (US)

http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools

– (Worldwide – by subject)

http://www.topuniversities.com/subject-rankings/2016

Learning & Education Informational Resources

http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/

Scholarship & Grant-specific resources (US)

http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/paying-for-college/scholarships?int=970708

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/grants-scholarships

http://www.educationplanner.org/students/paying-for-school/find-grants-scholarships/index.shtml

– (UK)

http://www.scholarship-search.org.uk/

http://www.thescholarshiphub.org.uk/

http://www.thescholarshiphub.org.uk/content/guide-to-uk-scholarships

http://www.topuniversities.com/student-info/scholarship-advice/scholarships-study-uk

http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/university-tuition-fees/other-financial-support/bursary-and-scholarship-grids/

http://www.educationuk.org/global/articles/scholarships-financial-support/

– Minority Student College Funds (US)

Hispanic Scholarship Fund: http://www.hsf.net/

United Negro College Fund: http://www.uncf.org/

American Indian College Fund: http://www.collegefund.org/

Volunteering Resources (US)

http://www.volunteermatch.org/

– (UK)

https://www.gov.uk/government/get-involved/take-part/volunteer

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