College Websites + Resources


Here are some websites you might find helpful. Also, please check out the file attached below for access to even more useful resources and websites!

California State University Website

University of California Website

AICCUMentor: Independent California Colleges and Universities 

The Common Application 

Coalition Application

California Community Colleges Online Application Center

College Navigator

Mapping Your Future

Occupational Outlook Handbook

NCAA Eligibility Center Online



College Admissions Together by Steven Goodman and Andrea Leiman. This book will help you enhance your family communication and help you establish realistic expectations for your child as you go through the college admissions process.


College Admission: From Application to Acceptance, Step by Step by Robin Mamlet andChristine VanDeVelde with advice from more than 50 Deans of Admissions from various colleges and universities.


Colleges that Change Lives;  Looking Beyond the Ivy League; and 40 Schools That will Change the Way You Think About Colleges All three books by Loren Pope. Wonderful guides to many of the smaller U.S. colleges.


College Guide for Performing Arts Majors: The Real-World Admission Guide for Dance, Music, and Theater Majors (Performing Arts Major's College Guide) by Carole J. Everett


The Early Admissions Game by Christopher Avery, Andrew Fairbanks, and Richard Zeckhauser. (Discusses the plusses and pitfalls of the early admissions application process.)


The Fiske Guide to Colleges by Edward B. Fiske. (Every college counselor’s favorite college guide. It gives you detailed, anecdotal, information about how to choose the right college. Reading this book will give you the “feel” of the campuses and their programs, not just statistics!)


The Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College by Edward B. Fiske and Bruce Hammond. (Detailed information about how to choose the right college and successful strategies for applying and interviewing.)


The Gatekeepers by Jacques Steinberg. (Gives you an inside view of the admissions process of a highly selective college.)


Historically Black Colleges and Universities: A Reference Handbook by Cynthia L. Jackson and Eleanor F. Nunn


The Insider's Guide to the Colleges (Students on Campus Tell You What You Really Want to Know)


The K&W Guide to Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorder by Marybeth Kravets and Imy Wax. (A wonderful resource for finding the right program for each student’s individual needs.)


Taking Time Off by Colin Hall and Ron Lieber. (How to make the most of the “gap year” between high school and college.)