Shana Bridgeman's College Page

College Admissions Information

College Admissions Information
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I am always available to answer any questions you may have regarding college and the admissions process. If you e-mail me with your questions, I will do my best to answer them for you. During my Junior and Senior years in high school I read almost every book in the library regarding college admissions. Most of the information I obtained is still useful today. Though I do not have as much time now to read admissions guides as soon as they are published, I still make an attempt to be knowledgeable and helpful to everyone.


Helpful Books for Finding the College That's Right for You

Black Excel African American Student's College Guide, by Isaac J. Black

Looking Beyond the Ivy League, by Loren Pope

The 100 Best Colleges for African-American Students, by Erlene B. Wilson

The Insider's Guide to the Colleges, by the Yale Daily News

How to get an Ivy League Education at a State University, by Martin Nemko, Ph.D.

America's Best Colleges: News You Can Use, by U.S. News & World Report

The multicultural student's guide to colleges : what every African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic, and Native-American applicant needs to know about America's top schools, by Robert Mitchell


College Links

I have found many helpful college web sites. My two favorite sites are CollegExpress and Black Excel.

College Advice

College Net - search for a college match.

Peterson's College Guide - a comprehensive guide to college and the admissions process.

Futures - college guide that focuses on military service.

FishNet - all you ever wanted to know about college, and then some!

U.S. News & World Report - lists college rankings, as well as excellent information on how to choose, apply, and get into college. A must see!

Embark - a comprehensive college guide with information on both undergraduate and graduate education.

College Prep - offers both SAT and college admissions counseling

College Admissions Newsgroup - got a question? Ask it here!

American Colleges and Universities

SAT Preparation

Test Prep

Power Prep

Word Wise

SAT Dominator

Application Assistance

College Applications

Application Support Network

International Students

eduPASS - The SmartStudent Guide to Studying in the USA

Essay Edge International Student Information

International Student Exchange and Study Abroad Resource Center

International Student Scholarship Information International Student Information

The College Board International Student Handbook 2003

Financial Aid

FastWEB - search for scholarships.

The Financial Aid Guide - THE best financial aid source on the net!

College Financial Aid Newsgroup

Other Helpful Links

College Club - a lounge for college students with free giveaways.

Yahoo - a large list of college information.

The Student Center- a gathering place for High School and College students.

The College Board - register for SATs, CLEP tests, and AP exams

Collegiate Choice Walking Tours - college videos

Security On Campus, Inc.

New York Times

MSNBC - Microsoft NBC

The Smithsonian

Math and Science Gateway

Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences

Starting Point - a very useful search engine

**Please note that I find these links to be helpful, however I do not condone or advocate any illegal or unethical actions taken by any of the above web sites.**
Tips for your first semester at college

*Get involved

*Do all of your school work as soon as it is assigned

Thirty minutes of psychology reading a day is much easier to handle than 24 hours of cramming before the test. It may be hard at first, but once you get your priorities in order, it will not be difficult to balance your school work, extra curricular activities, and leisure time.

*Maintain your individuality

*Keep abreast of things going on at your school!

Does the student government address issues that concern you? Has there been a change in the general requirements for graduation? Does the administration make decisions that benefit the entire student body? Will tuition and fees increase next term? Educate yourself - don't leave it up to someone else to find out the rules and regulations for you.

Email me anytime!