College Guides and College Consulting
American College Test (ACT)
Registration, Calendar, sample questions, sample practice test, and section descriptions. The link to the online prep is not advised. The online prep currently does not include strategies. Students thus spend needless time when a tutor can give explanations and strategies.
Best Colleges: Choosing a Major
Best Colleges: Careers
Students who are academically driven and pursuing top higher education choices must be prepared and intentional when choosing a school to get to a dream career. All schools offer majors, but choosing the right major creates a world of difference and an easier pathway to achieve set goals. Take a look at BestColleges.com’s guides on choosing a major and career pathways.
Boyer Educational Consulting
West Hartford, CT based consultant for improving college admissions and scholarship awards. Laura Boyer works with students and families to guide them through the college application process. She has worked in admissions for two prestigious colleges and gives families the “ins and outs” of what colleges look for.
Link to the SAT online at the College Board’s site. After you set up an account with username and password, you can register online for tests, and get your scores online. The College Board site also helps you plan for college, research colleges, and find scholarships.
College Counseling Partners International
Alicia Lindgren leads a consulting group based in Norwich Vermont and Zurich Switzerland. They specialize in propelling students to elite US and UK universities. The firm has a last-second application review: Is your student ready to press “submit?”
Campus Reality Guides – By Students, For Students
Compass College Consulting
Colorado-based Gisele Pansze is a private admissions consultant who has worked with hundreds of families from across the US and South America. Her experience working at selective colleges informs her private practice.
Hernandez College Consulting
Author of “A is for Admissions” helps clients understand the admissions process. Work the college application process to maximize results – top placement record year-in and year-out
Ivy Select College Consulting
L.A.-based top college admissions counseling specialists. National scope. Reasonable rates.
Klaar College Consulting
Veteran Charlotte Klaar helps select the right prep school or college for your child. Based in Brunswick MD. Serves clients throughout Metro DC.
Tech Schools / Trade Schools / Online Degree Programs
Easy-to-use fairly update database of programs. Search by location and vocation. Choice of online or Brick-and-Mortar locations.
Test Study Guides
When preparing for the test, you may also want to check out the overview of the best SAT prep books compiled by Test Study Guides.
Educational Partners and Recommended Sites
World’s first virtual mental gymnasium!
College Admissions Partners
Minnesota-based expert who specializes in BS-MD admissions.
Empowers parents to create the ideal school for their child at home. The home-schooling resources are now SOOOO vast, parents should never feel “stuck” in a school system.
Additional Resources for College Students, Adult Learners, Online Learners, Career Training
Explore your online degree options
College Admissions Services
Personalized, percentage chances of admission at more than 150 colleges, as well as counseling and information on choosing colleges, visiting, and applying. $5 to $7 per college.
College Planning USA
Connecticut-based Jeffrey Noll heads an agency dedicated to helping parents reduce their EFC (or “Expected Financial Contribution”), while offering other tuition-saving advice.
College Scholarships Directory
Admissions office email addresses and phone numbers, scholarship and financial aid office email addresses, and links to the home pages and online applications of more than a thousand colleges and universities.
Do’s and Don’ts of College Visits.
Find web’s most complete directory of accredited Criminal Justice schools and programs.
View colleges by program type. Very good for kids who need to broaden their potential career options.
Teaching careers (both degree and certificate)
Choosing student loans and understanding loan terms.
Edward Jones – College Specialty
Mr. Jairo Lemos, a financial advisor with Edward Jones in Glastonbury CT, helps families tailor savings plans starting at a young age.
Guaranteed Scholarships Directory
Guaranteed scholarships are unlimited in number, including some competitive colleges. Some require no interview, essay, portfolio, audition, competition or other “secondary” requirement. Just meet the criteria and adhere to the deadlines.
Find web’s most complete directory of accredited Healthcare Administration degree programs.
Management Training UK
An alternate to MBA programs. (Also, what MBA programs USED to be 40+ years ago): supply management training courses and management training programs throughout the UK, Europe and the Middle East.
Provides health care career training in Vocational Nursing (LVN), LVN to Registered Nursing (LVN to RN), Associate Degree Nursing (ADN), Medical Assistant (MA) and Pharmacy Technician (PT).