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  • College Savings Plan Network (CSPN) -- Particularly helpful for parents, offers advice on saving for college with a 529 plan
  • DIY College Rankings -- The proprietor of this site says she loves college research and data . . . and it shows! Tons of free advice and tools, including handy spreadsheets you can use in your college search
  • My College Path -- The folks at Maryville College put together a handy collection of helpful article to use in your college search
  • The Student Branding Blog -- A great resource for students who want to learn about self-advocacy, both in the admission process and when looking for a job
  • The New York Times' "The Choice" Blog -- Timely college news and opinions from a journalistic mecca. Plus, admission experts, including deans from the best schools in the country, are quick to contribute
  • The Washington Post -- The Post actually has four blogs devoted to higher education, covering everything from surviving on campus to DC-specific issues
  • College Admissions for the other 95%: A Guide to the School Counseling Office (from a Director of School Counseling) -- An insider's view of college admission for all applicants, not just those with their sights set on the very tippy top of the collegiate food chain
  • College Internship Program -- A great college resource for young adults with Asperger's and learning disabilities
  • FreeTestPrep.com -- Tons of practice tests and tools for ACT, SAT, and more, just like they say: free!
  • Ms. Career Girl -- Another great career advice blog, this one tailored to young women
  • One Day, One Job -- A Cornell University grad created this blog to profile companies around the country that are hiring at internship and entry levels
  • Online Courses -- Online learning is perhaps the biggest thing to happen to education since the printing press, and Online Courses curates classes from the many different online course work out there
  • U.S.News University Directory College Resource Guide -- An incredibly comprehensive collection of college and student life resources, brought to you from the same people behind U.S.News & World Report
  • Free Learning Tools -- This resource from Varsity Tutors features free practice tests, digital flashcards, and questions-of-the-day for standardized tests and all kinds of academic subjects
  • The Roadmap From Learning Disabilities to Success -- This book is just one piece in a collection of resources concerning learning disabilities from The Pyramid of Potential
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