Favorite College & Scholarship Guides and Test Prep Books | Admission Scoop

Favorite College & Scholarship Guides and Test Prep Books | Admission Scoop.


Colleges that are still taking applications for Fall 2011


Univ. of the Pacific, Univ. of San Francisco, Menlo College, and Dominican Univ.  are still accepting applications.

Down in Southern CA:

Marymount, Chapman Univ., Concordia Univ., Azusa Pacific Univ., Biola, and Univ. of Redlands will also consider them.

Looking a little farther away from home:

Univ. of Arizona, Univ. of Nevada, Reno, Colorado State Univ. at Fort Collins, Lewis & Clark, Linfield College, Hofstra Univ., Michigan State, Utah State University, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder, Seattle Pacific Univ., College of Charleston, Montana State Univ., Oregon State Univ., Saint Edwards Univ. (Austin) all will consider an application

If interest, sent your application ASAP!  As always, go to the college website and contact an admissions officer to make sure that you have sufficient time to pull a great application together.

Red Cross Leadership Camp hosted at Santa Clara University!

The Red Cross Leadership Development Center is a 4-day summer camp August 8-11 at Santa Clara University. It’s for high school students, and teaches leadership and Red Cross initiatives, while promoting community service and diversity. Program cost is $215. Applications are due May 27.   For more information and to apply, go to: http://www.LDCbayarea.org/

Evaluate and Compare Finanical Aid Award

Financial aid award letters provide information about grants, scholarships, loans and student employment. But there is no standard format so it is hard to compare.


Award Letter Comparison Tool

Quick Reference Guide to Evaluating Financial Aid Award Letters

Advanced Award Letter Comparison Tool – comparison to include issues other than money


Red Cross Bay Area Summer Internship Program – Open to High School & College Students

Applications for 2011 Summer Internships with the Bay Area Red Cross are now being accepted. Applications can be found on our Leadership Development webpage (see link below) and should be submitted by the April 1st deadline. Any high school or college students may apply. Opportunities are available in many Red Cross departments.  The program runs June 20-August 12 and requires a 15 hour/week commitment. All internships are unpaid, but can be applied toward academic credit where available. Applications and questions should be sent toarcbayouth@usa.redcross.org. or Jan Peterson: 925-915-0276

Online Aid for Making ‘The Decision,’ From a College Freshman – NYTimes.com

Online Aid for Making ‘The Decision,’ From a College Freshman – NYTimes.com

On the site, which is called collegepick.us, students are prompted to enter the names of as many colleges as they like, followed by factors that may be important to them — including “cost,” “food,” “housing,” “size,” “music,” and “future value.” Applicants are then asked to “weigh” those factors — telling the site, for example, whether “scuba is more important than food or location.”

A few steps later, the applicant should have in hand a personalized “ranking” of the schools of his or her choice — as opposed to the generalized handicapping of “some stuffed shirt in an office somewhere telling you how a certain college is ‘better’ than another one at a certain thing,” the Web site says.