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									                                                                                                                                                                                                Internet resources: colleges & unIversItIes
stuDent Blogs & DIscussIon ForuMs                          DIstAnce leArnIng                                        otHer resources
BusinessWeek MBA Blogs                                     Peterson’s online Degrees & Distance                     AddAll
www.mbablogs.businessweek.com                              learning Programs                                        www.addall.com
Collection of student blogs about applying to and          www.petersons.com/distancelearning                       A free service that compares book prices from various                                    Education & Job
attending business school.                                 Searchable directory of online degree and                online vendors to help you get the best deal.
                                                           certificate programs.                                                                                                                             Information Center
college confidential                                                                                                BookFinder.com
http://talk.collegeconfidential.com                        WorldWidelearn                                           www.bookfinder.com
Free online discussion forums about particular             www.worldwidelearn.com                                   Find the best prices for new or used college textbooks.
colleges and universities, college admissions,             Comprehensive directory of online classes and degree
financial aid and more. Registration (free) required for   programs. Includes business, technology, career          the common Application
full access to site.                                       training, personal development and language classes.
                                                                                                                    The Common Application is a one-time form that can                          Internet Resources:
the Digital student Blog                                   contInuIng eDucAtIon                                     be used for multiple college applications. Download
With categories such as Applying to College, Career
Planning, College Life, Student Health, Student Loans
                                                           the city university of new York (cunY), Adult &
                                                           continuing education
                                                                                                                    the form or request a paper copy. Many colleges offer
                                                                                                                    their own online application forms, so check individual
                                                                                                                    websites for availability.
                                                                                                                                                                                                COLLEGES &
and Tuition, this blog provides insight into the world     http://web.cuny.edu/academics/academic-programs/
of college.                                                con-ed.html                                              sourcebooks: guide for Parents
                                                           Find low-cost, noncredit classes and certificate         www.sourcebookscollege.com/parents-guide/
the new York times: the choice                             programs at CUNY colleges.                               guideforparents.com-FAQ.html
http://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com                                                                                  Answers common questions from parents about their
The Choice is a New York Times blog with                   the new school, continuing education                     child’s college search. Includes links for megasites,
crucial education and financial aid articles from          www.newschool.edu/continuinged.aspx                      financial aid, exploring colleges (including directories
both admission officers and current and future             Information on over 1,500 credit and noncredit           and rankings), practical help for getting accepted into
college students.                                          continuing education courses at the New School.          college, and various tests.

ADult or reentrY stuDents                                  new York university, school of continuing and
                                                           Professional studies
Back to college                                            www.scps.nyu.edu
www.back2college.com                                       Offers a wide range of graduate and professional
Resources for the returning adult student. Includes        certificate programs as well as specialized degree
articles about how to get credit by examination or for     programs. Career change/development resources
life experience, choosing and applying to programs,        also available.
and special challenges faced by busy working adults
or older students.                                         entrAnce eXAMInAtIons
empire state college                                       college Board
www.esc.edu                                                www.collegeboard.com
Part of the SUNY system. Offers distance learning          Information, registration, and test dates for the SAT,
degrees geared toward adult students. College credit       SAT Subject Tests, PSAT, AP and CLEP.                                                                                                Education & Job Information Center
available through work/life experience and other                                                                                                                                                Central Library
accelerated options.                                       Kaplan
                                                           www.kaplan.com                                                                                                                       10 Grand Army Plaza
excelsior college (Formerly regents college)               Information about the admission and testing process                                                                                  Brooklyn, NY 11238

                                                                                                                                                                           3570.BR (09.04.09)
www.excelsior.edu                                          (pre-college through graduate school), including the
Offers distance learning degrees geared toward adult       SAT, PSAT, ACT, LSAT, GMAT and GRE.
students. College credit available through testing and
other accelerated options.
Colleges & Universities
Use the following websites to find the                     college & grADuAte scHool rAnKIngs                        HeAtH resource center: online clearinghouse                  the state university of new York (sunY)
perfect two-year or four-year college,                                                                               on Postsecondary education for Individuals with              www.suny.edu
                                                           the Princeton review: the Best 371 colleges               Disabilities                                                 Official site for the State University of New York
certificate program, graduate school or                    www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings.aspx             www.heath.gwu.edu                                            (SUNY) system and its 64 campuses. Includes an
distance learning degree program for you.                  College rankings from The Princeton Review based on       202.973.0904 (voice/TTY)                                     online application form and financial aid information.
                                                           student feedback. Registration required.                  Information about educational support services, pre-
Find more resource guides compiled by                                                                                college programs, policies, procedures, adaptations          generAl
                                                           u.s. news & World report: Best colleges                   and opportunities for individuals with disabilities
the Education, Job & Information Center at                 http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/college     at colleges and other postsecondary institutions.            Apply to college
www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/ejic.jsp.                    The famous U.S. News & World Report rankings of           Includes information on financial assistance and             www.collegeboard.com/student/apply/index.html
                                                           colleges by category, with informative articles about     scholarships.                                                The College Board’s guide to all aspects of applying to
                                                           college admissions. Some content is free; full access                                                                  college, from tips for applications and entrance essays
college & grADuAte scHool DIrectorIes                      requires subscription.                                    selected study Abroad Web sites from the                     to advice on how to make final college selections.
campus tours                                                                                                         university of Michigan’s International center
                                                           u.s. news & World report: Best graduate schools           http://internationalcenter.umich.edu/swt/study/              KnowHow2go
www.ecampustours.com                                       http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/
Virtual tours of over 1,200 college campuses,                                                                        studyabroad1.html                                            www.knowhow2go.org
                                                           best-graduate-schools                                     Links and resources for study abroad, including              Interactive website for middle school and high
searchable by college or state.                            Also from U.S. News & World Report, rankings of           program directories, financial aid and region-               school students. Provides resources and concrete
                                                           graduate and professional schools. Includes articles      specific resources.                                          information to help students with every stage of
the college Board
                                                           on education trends and advice about choosing                                                                          college planning.
                                                           a program. Some content is free; full access              Yahoo! Directory: education by culture or group
Get testing information, and search for schools and
                                                           requires subscription.                                    http://dir.yahoo.com/education/by_culture_or_group           national Association for college Admission
applications. Registration required.
                                                                                                                     Links to education resources for minorities, women,          counseling
                                                           university library: college and university rankings       LGBT and other student demographics.                         www.nacacnet.org/StudentResources/Pages/default.aspx
college navigator
                                                           www.library.illinois.edu/edx/rankings/index.html                                                                       Extensive guide to web resources for college
                                                           Information and links to articles and rankings                                                                         planning. Includes college fair listings, financial aid
Government database of over 7,000 colleges,                                                                          neW YorK stAte
                                                           of colleges and graduate schools. From the                                                                             information, and resources for minority, special needs
universities, and vocational and technical schools.
                                                           University Library of the University of Illinois          the city university of new York (cunY)                       or student athletes.
Search by location, program/major, degree/certificate
                                                           at Urbana-Champaign.                                      www.cuny.edu
and other criteria.
                                                                                                                     Official site for all campuses and affiliated institutions   students.gov
Peterson’s Planner                                         MultIculturAl & sPecIAl neeDs                             of the CUNY system, including Brooklyn College,              www.students.gov
www.petersons.com                                                                                                    Kingsborough Community College, Medgar Evers                 One-stop student resource from the U.S. government.
Directory of colleges, universities, and vocational        educationusA                                              College and New York City College of Technology.             Information on planning and paying for education,
and technical schools. Search options include              www.educationusa.state.gov                                                                                             internships, fellowships, military service and more.
location and religious/ethnic affiliation, student body,   Official government guide to U.S. higher education for       cunY Programs of note
                                                           international students.                                      http://web.cuny.edu/academics/academic-                   united states Department of labor: occupational
selectivity, academics and campus life.
                                                                                                                        programs/programs-of-note.html                            outlook Handbook
                                                           galludet university: college & career Programs for                                                                     www.bls.gov/OCO
the Princeton review                                       Deaf students                                                Information on CUNY programs for students who
www.princetonreview.com                                                                                                 need academic flexibility or support, as well as          Provides education and training requirements
                                                           http://gri.gallaudet.edu/colleges.html                                                                                 by occupation.
Register to get information about colleges and             Lists over 100 postsecondary programs and offers             students with special interests or needs. Find
universities, rankings and opinions. Use Counselor-        advice on choosing a college for deaf and hard of            out about honors programs, accelerated study in
O-Matic, an advanced search engine, to find the best                                                                    associate programs (ASAP), the Teacher Academy            u.s. Department of education Database of Accredited
                                                           hearing students.                                                                                                      Postsecondary Institutions and Programs
college match for you.                                                                                                  and other special programs.
                                                           gradPortal                                                                                                             www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation
                                                           www.gradportal.org                                        new York’s Private colleges & universities:                  Official U.S. government site with a searchable
                                                           Searchable database for minority students, as well        Admissions & Financial Aid                                   database of accredited schools.
                                                           as advice on applying to and succeeding in graduate       www.nycolleges.org
                                                           school. Includes a directory of programs, financial aid   Log on for campus profiles, degree information, open
                                                           opportunities and blogs.                                  house dates, events at colleges and more.

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