There is so much information and advice on the web regarding college applications and essay writing. Here is just a tiny taste of websites, articles and ideas to inform and inspire your college application process. I will continue to update, so please check back often.

College Selection


  • The Common Application

    The Common Application serves over 1 million students and school officials annually through its free online First-Year and Transfer applications. Over 500 public and private four-year colleges and universities are members.

  • The Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success

    The Coalition is a diverse group of more than 130 U.S. colleges and universities that is committed to making college more accessible to students from all economic backgrounds.

  • University of California Schools

    Be aware that the UC schools have their own application and require four essays.

  • The Universal College Application

    The UCA administrators intended for their application to serve a wider applicant pool than the Common App reaches. Therefore, the UCA doesn’t require an essay or letters of recommendation. However, far fewer schools belong to the UCA than belong to The Common App. Check with your school guidance counselor for the best application provider for you.

  • Naviance

    Naviance provides comprehensive college and career readiness tools to middle and high schools.