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The Guide to Success in College Admissions: Year by Year resources…

This page provides essential resources for all high school students and their families including immigrant families and first generation students (students who will be first in their family to go to a four year college).

Getting oriented

Understanding the American Education System

Understanding the US education system
Get to know the American academic system
Study in the USA article

High School: the transition. What should I expect?

Ensuring a Smooth Transition Into High School
Transition from Middle School to High School
Differences between Middle School and Junior High
10 Differences Between Middle School and High School
Transitions from Middle Grades to High School
Selecting a High School for Gifted Students
Is your Middle Schooler Ready for High School?
Academic Skills Required for High School
Online Tutoring

Staying sane and staying safe in high school

School Stress: Helping your Teen Deal
High School Stresses and Health
How You Can Deal With High School Stress
Top 10 School Stress Relievers for Students
Effects of Video Games on School Performance
Staying Safe in High School
Staying Safe Online

Frequently used jargon in high school and college admissions

College Admission Glossary: Learn the Lingo
U.S. Higher Education Glossary

Understanding your high school graduation requirements

California High School Graduation Requirements
California High Schools and Standard of Education
Fifty State Comparison
Search your High School's UC Approved A-G Courses
Role of High School Counselors

Public university/college admission requirements (compared to HS graduation requirements)

Search your High School's UC Approved A-G Courses
A-G Guide

Your school counselor

Role of High School Counselors
3 Ways High School Counselors Can Help Students, Parents
20 Questions to Ask Your School Counselor
Working with Your High School Counselor for College Success
Applying to College: Your Counselor's Role

Making your summer count in high school

The Best Summer Plans for High School Students
Summer Programs for High School Students
Fifty Best Pre-College Programs in Sciences
Fifty Best Pre-College Programs in Technology
Fifty Best Pre-College Programs in Business
Fifty Best Pre-College Programs in Art

Independent Educational Counselor — do I need one?

Finding An Independent College Counselor
Private College Admissions Consultants: Does Your Child Need One?
College Consultants For The Arts Need 6 Qualities
12 Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Independent Educational Consultant

College Planning Timelines for Students and Parents

College Planning Timelines
Broader list for college and career planning
Detailed List of Year by Year Highschool Planning

Standardized tests/ college entrance exams

College Entrance Exams

College Application and Admission Process

College finder and for comparing colleges

College Match at College Data
Fisk Guide
US News

College application and financial aid resources

Common App
Universal College App
University of California
Financial aid profile (collegeboard)
Financial aid calculators
Understand College Costs` scholarship engine
Guide to Securing Your Child's Credit Future
Guide to Securing Your College-Student's Credit Future
Scholarship Search

Making the right decision: college list and final admission

College Chances
Top 15 Mistakes to Avoid in Choosing a College
Top Ten Rules for Selecting a College or University - See more at:
How to Decide What College to Attend

Preparing for success in college

What Will College Life Be Like?
College Time Management 101 Empowering Academic, College, and Career Success
Preparing for Success in College