College Search & Application Links

· Index of American Universities
Provides links to college and university home pages
· Campus Tours
· Common Application Home Page
· State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
· Peterson’s
· Listing of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)

The central organization that processes applications for full-time undergraduate courses at UK universities and colleges
· The British Council
· Study in Canada
· Study Abroad Search Engine
· My Majors
· Occupational Outlook Handbook
· Majors and Career Profiles
· National Catholic Colleges
· Colleges That Change Lives
· Medical School Information
· BA/MD Programs
· Hillel

Recommended Reading


·         The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2011, Edward B. Fiske

·         The Insider’s Guide to the Colleges 2011, Yale Daily News Staff

·         Colleges That Change Lives, Loren Pope

·         The Hidden Ivies: Thirty Colleges of Excellence, Howard Greene, Matthew W. Greene

·         Looking Beyond the Ivy League: Finding the College That’s Right for You, Loren Pope

·         College Unranked: Ending the College Admissions Frenzy, Lloyd Thacker

·         The College Finder: Choosing the School That’s Right for You, Steven R. Antonoff

·         The Public Ivies, Howard Greene, Matthew W. Greene

·         The Big Book of Colleges 2011, College Prowler

·         College Handbook 2011, College Board

·         Four-Year Colleges 2011, Peterson’s

·         Profiles of American Colleges, Barron’s

·         Guide to the Most Competitive Colleges, Barron’s

·         Complete Book of Colleges, 2011 Edition, Princeton Review

Applying and Process:

·         The College Admissions Mystique, Bill Mayher

·         Getting In: Inside the College Admissions Process, Bill Paul, William Henry Paul

·         College Admissions Trade Secrets, Andrew Allen

·         Admissions Confidential, Rachel Toor

·         Making It Into a Top College, Howard Greene, Matthew W. Greene

·         How to Say It to Get Into the College of Your Choice, Linda Metcalf

Financial Aid:

·         College Costs and Financial Aid Handbook, The College Board

·         College Money Handbook, Peterson’s

·         Scholarship Handbook, The College Board

·         Don’t Miss Out: The Ambitious Student’s Guide to Financial Aid, Anna Leider

For Parents:

·         Letting Go: A Parents’ Guide to Understanding the College Years, Coburn & Treeger

·         Getting In Without Freaking Out, Arlene Matthews

·         Panicked Parents’ Guide to College Admissions, Rubenstone & Dalb

·         The Thinking Parent’s Guide to College Admissions, Eva Ostrum

College Prep:

·         The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into In College, Harlan Cohen

·         Sharing Spaces: Tips and Strategies on Being a Good College Roommate, Heather Alexander

·         A Girl’s Guide to College, Traci Maynigo

·         Where’s Mom Now That I Need Her?: Surviving Away From Home, Kent P. Frandsen

·         Where’s Dad Now That I Need Him?, Kent P. Frandsen

Information for Athletes and Artists

· NCAA Eligibility Center
· National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

· NACAC: Exercising Your Options: Tips for the Student Athlete

· NCAA Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete
· Peterson’s Visual and Performing Arts Search

Financial Aid & Scholarships

· FAFSA Homepage

· Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) Calculator

· FinAid

· FastWeb

· CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

· CollegeNET

· Sallie Mae

· Colleges, College Scholarships, and Financial Aid

· Paying for College 101

· Virginia View

· Student Aid on the Web

· Cash for College

· National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators: College Access

· Federal Trade Commission Scholarship Scam Page

· 529 Plan

Military Sites

ROTC Links:




Academy and College Links:

· United States Air Force Academy
· United States Military Academy at West Point

· The Citadel

· United States Naval Academy

· Virginia Military Institute

· United States Merchant Marine Academy

· United States Coast Guard Academy

Related Links:

· Military Careers
· Military-Related Tuition Support


School Information

739 Academy Lane
Newport News, VA 23602
P: (757) 884-9100  |  F: (757) 884-9137
HRA is accredited through the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and is a National Blue Ribbon School.