College Prep Resources

by Quest Staff on July 1, 2007 - 11:24am

QUEST Vol. 14, No. 4

Preparing for and selecting colleges when you have neuromuscular disease is the subject of two Quest articles in the July-August 2007 issue: “The College Game" and “Want to Go to College?”

For other Quest articles on college, see “College and Beyond.”

ACT
(319) 337-1000
www.act.org

Affordable Colleges Online
affordablecollegesonline.org

Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)
(704) 947-7779
www.ahead.org

CollegeApps.com
(800) 746-9469
www.collegeapps.com

CollegeBoard.com
(212) 713-8000
www.collegeboard.com

Educational Testing Service
(609) 921-9000
www.ets.org

EducationUSA
(202) 647-4000
Educationusa.state.gov/

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
(800) 433-3243
www.fafsa.ed.gov

Incight
(971) 244-0305
www.incight.org

Index of American Universities
(352) 392-3261
www.clas.ufl.edu/au

Ivy Bound Test Prep
(877) 975-1600
www.ivybound.net

Kaplan
(212) 492-5800
www.kaplan.com

Mapping Your Future
mappingyourfuture.org

My Footpath
(312) 563-1616
www.myfootpath.com

National Center on Secondary Education and Transition
(612) 624-2097
www.ncset.org

Open Education Database — Best Online Colleges and Universities
oedb.org/rankings

Pacer Center
(952) 838-9000
www.pacer.org

Peterson's Education Portal
(800) 338-3282, ext. 5660
www.petersons.com

Princeton Review
(212) 874-8282
www.princetonreview.com

ScholarshipHelp.org
www.scholarshiphelp.org

University of Washington's DO-IT (post-secondary resources)
(888) 972-3648
www.washington.edu/doit

U.S. Department of Education
www.ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights
(800) 421-3481
www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/transition.html
(Search for “Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities”)

U.S. News & World Report: America's Best Colleges
(202) 955-2000
http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges

 

Books can be ordered through your local library or bookstore, or online.

100 Successful College Application Essays, by Harvard Independent, 2002, NAL Trade, (212) 366-2000, http://us.penguingroup.com.

Acing the College Application: How to Maximize Your Chances for Admission to the College of Your Choice, by Michele Hernandez, 2002, Ballantine Books, (212) 782-9000, www.randomhouse.com.

College Countdown: A Planning Guide for High School Students, by Helen H. Heron and William S.E. Coleman, 2006, Heron Publishing, (760) 754-5237, www.heronpub.com.

Exam Accommodations Reference Manual, by Patty Carlton and Gerri Wolfe, et. al., 2005, AHEAD Publications, (704) 947-7779, www.ahead.org/publications.

Financial Aid for the Disabled & Their Families, 2006-2008, by Gail Ann Schlachter and R. David Weber, 2006, Reference Service Press, (916) 939-9620, www.rspfunding.com.

Going to College: Expanding Opportunities for People With Disabilities, by Elizabeth Evans Getzel and Paul Wehman, 2005, Paul H. Brookes Publishing, (800) 638-3775, www.brookespublishing.com.

How to Write a Winning College Application Essay, by Michael James Mason, 2000, Three Rivers Press, (800) 733-3000, www.randomhouse.com.

The New Rules of College Admissions: Ten Former Admissions Officers Reveal What it Takes to Get into College Today, by Michael London, 2006, Fireside, (212) 698-7000, www.simonsays.com.

On Writing the College Application Essay: The Key to Acceptance and the College of Your Choice, by Harry Bauld, 1987, HarperCollins, (212) 207-7000, www.harpercollins.com.

The Simple Guide to College Admission & Financial Aid, by Anne M. St. Pierre and Danielle M. Printz, 2005, The Simple Guide Company, www.simpleguidetocollege.com.

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