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College Resources

​Explore this curated list of websites, resources, best practices, and articles that school counselors and others can use to aid students in exploring college options and selecting post-secondary options. If you have resources you think should be added, fill in this form or email SDCOE Counseling Coordinator Tracy Wilson

General Resources

  • UC Counselor Conference Resources: These resources include conference breakout sessions presentations, director highlights from each campus, admissions 101 tips, and new personal insight questions.
  • UC Quick Reference Guide for Counselors: This is something every high school counselor should have this guide handy. It includes freshman admission, “a-g”, validation, and application information. 
  • CSU Counselor Conference Resources: These resources include conference breakout session presentations and slides highlighting each campus.
  • Free SAT Preparation Opportunity for Sophomores: Cal-SOAP is offering a free PSAT/SAT Preparation program during summer 2017. Students must submit an application packet by April 21 for the chance to participate in the PSAT/SAT Preparation courses. Admission is competitive and acceptance is not guaranteed. Attendance is mandatory on all six Saturdays from July 8 to Aug. 12 at USD. Cal-SOAP’s target population is students who are low-income and/or first-generation college-goers. Students in last year’s program increased their SAT scores by an average of more than 70 points. Applications can be downloaded here.  
  • College Essay Guy is a great, free resources about the new personal UC statements and Common App essays that would be helpful for English teachers.    
  • Counselor Connection: The College Board's one-stop page, filled with easy-to-use, timely resources to help counselors carry out the hard work being performed throughout the school year.

Financial Aid Resources

College Planning


Survey: Most high school students feel unprepared for college, careers, EdSource 

New San Diego Promise: Yes, You Can Go to College!, Times of San Diego

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