College Planning Resources

The following is a partial, alphabetical listing of links to various college search or college planning resources.  This list is provided as a supplement to the Naviance college search to help you find more information about colleges that best fit for your student’s academic needs, interests, personality, and family budget.  

BHS COLLEGE SNAPSHOTS
College visits by BHS Guidance Counselors and Faculty spotlights on their alma maters

COLLEGE CONFIDENTIAL
Forums and discussions about various topics; supermatch search and college comparison options (search options also include:  traditionally black, liberal-conservative, GLBT-friendly, Greek life, party scene); CampusVibe (postings of videos, photos & visit reports); college articles and advice

COLLEGES ATTENDED BY BHS STUDENTS
List of colleges attended over the last 4 years

COLLEGES THAT CHANGE LIVES
Colleges with specific characteristics and outcomes that lead to life-changing possibilities for their students
[including a sense of community, faculty mentoring, holistic admissions approach]

COLLEGES WITH STRONG LEARNING DISABILITY PROGRAMS
Most colleges and universities provide some level of services and/or accommodations for students with learning disabilities.  These go a step further… this link takes you to their websites which detail their learning disability programs (some quite comprehensive) and, in most cases, list the names of and contact information for staff able to answer your questions.


GREAT COLLEGE ADVICE
Mark Montgomery, educational consultant who has spoken at BHS on numerous occasions “Expert Advice on College Admissions”.  Offers paid and non-paid commentaries on various topics, including: disclosing learning disabilities on college applications, college overviews from his visits, upfront recommendations on college admissions books, well put-together overviews on the college search and admissions process.

NOODLE
Advice from “expert” community (some of which includes: housing, essays, financial aid, test prep, study abroad, summer camps); recent article topics include: “3 Ways to Find Great Colleges for You Without Using Rankings”, “The Best and Worst Topics for a College Application Essay”, “Your Nursing Career Begins with Your First Class”, “10 Colleges with a Higher Payoff Than Harvard”

ON-LINE SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES IN MASSACHUSETTS
Flexible, online 2-year and 4-year college options in MA.  Frequently asked questions include tuition and transferring credits to/ from other colleges.