CTC Course Resources

University Counseling in the International School

Web Resources

Accredited Online Schools
http://www.accreditedonlinecolleges.org/

Accredited Schools Online: Accredited College Search Tool
http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org

Accredited Schools Online: College Accreditation Guidebook
http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/college-accreditation-guide/

Affordable Colleges Foundation
http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/

Best Colleges - resources for students with learning differences
http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/college-planning-with-psychiatric-disabilities/ 

Best Colleges - 2017 Student Guide to Education
http://www.bestcolleges.com/wp-content/uploads/2017-Student-Guide-to-Online-Education.pdf

Personalized school recommendations
http://www.collegeprowler.com

College planning tools
http://www.collegeboard.com

Rankings
http://oncampus.macleans.ca/education/rankings/

Manages applications for UK universities
http://www.ucas.com

Online Colleges Database
http://www.onlinecollegesdatabase.org/

New ideas about global credentials
https://www.christenseninstitute.org/blog/a-standards-strategy-for-stackable-global-credentials/

Search, review and compare subjects at UK
http://www.unistats.com

Christian Science Monitor: learning section of the newspaper
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Education

Jay Mathews, Education writer for Washington Post.
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/class-struggle/

Boston Globe’s Education section
http://www.boston.com/news/education/

Wall Street Journal’s “CollegeJournal.com”
http://online.wsj.com/public/page/news-career-education-college.html

New York Times’ Choice Blog
http://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/

Morse Code: Inside the College Rankings (US News & World Report)
http://www.usnews.com/blogs/college-rankings-blog/index.html

National Public Radio education section
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1013

Naviance:comprehensive college and career readiness solution for middle and high schools that helps connect academic achievement to post-secondary goals.
http://www.naviance.com/

Essential daily reading:
http://www.internationalcounselor.org

Wonderful blog focusing in part on money and college.

http://www.insidehighered.com/

Simply the best source of information on US colleges—not just admissions.
http://chronicle.com/section/Home/5

Overseas Association of College Admission Counseling.
http://www.unigo.com

Guidebook Series: Continuing Education
http://www.myteachingdegreeonline.org/continuing-education-for-teachers/

Guidebook Series:  Education Technology Tools Guide
http://www.myteachingdegreeonline.org/education-technology-tools/

Getting your Masters in Education:
http://www.myteachingdegreeonline.org/masters-in-education/

Comprehensive scholarship information at the undergraduate & grad level:
http://www.myteachingdegreeonline.org/scholarships/

Provides simply the best insight on US college student experiences of their own campus. Read one a day and you will soon be an expert.

 

Print Resources

Every good counselor needs resource books. This list is only the essentials. Be sure to check out NACAC’s book reviews: https://www.nacacnet.org/news--publications/publications/ and for quick ordering, we have already book marked the best books at: http://www.internationalcounselor.org/for-counselorsteachers/books

For The USA:

Pope, Loren (2007). "Looking Beyond the Ivy League: Finding the College That Is Right For You" Penguin USA.

Loveland, Elaina (2005). "Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians, and Writers" SuperCollege LLC.

The Fiske Guide to Colleges by Ted Fiske (updated yearly)

Ruggs Recommendations on the Colleges by Frederick Ruggs (updated yearly)

For The UK:

University Degree Course Offers: The Essential Guide to Winning Your Place at University by Brian Heap (updated yearly)

Choosing Your Degree Course and University by Brian Heap (updated yearly)

For Australia:

The Good Universities Guide (updated yearly)

For Canada:

Directory of Canadian Universities (updated yearly)