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Dec. 25, 2013

College Resource Spotlight: CollegeView.com

For all you high school seniors who may still be working on your college process, and for you juniors who will be entering the college application arena next year, I thought I would point out an important sister site of College Confidential's: CollegeView.com. As described on parent company, Hobsons, Web site, “Using CollegeView's smart matching technology, students can search for schools, rank their preferences, view media-rich profiles, and engage with college and university representatives of choice via multiple communication channels, including social media platforms, direct links, and more."

Let's not forget you parents, too. Here's an excerpt from an important CollegeView article, Paying for College: Past, Present, and Future: Strategies to help fund your student's college education:

… Paying for college from past income means that you have planned ahead and saved for your children's education. Clearly, this is the preferred way. If you have been fortunate enough to build up a sizable pot of money for your family's upcoming college expenses, then you are smart, good at generating income, and probably pretty frugal too. Congratulations, and let the draw-down begin!


Now, what about the other 90-plus percent of you who will be relying on present and future income of you and your children to pay for their college expenses? What are some smart strategies that you can employ? …

And what about Scholarship Scams: Raising money for college while avoiding common scholarship scams:

When you are looking to raise money for college, you can be in a somewhat vulnerable position. After all, when you want something, it's not long before a scammer can come along and promise to deliver.

As such, there are many common scholarship scams out there that aim to take advantage of well-intended students who are simply looking for ways to pay for college. Fortunately, many of these scholarship scams have similar and recognizable traits. Indeed, spotting scholarship scams might be the first valuable lesson a college-bound student ever learns. …

This is just scratching the service of this tremendously helpful Web site. Since my blog here is parked on CollegeView, I thought I would enlighten you with a linked listing of the many great aspects CollegeView offers. As I mentioned, if you're a high school student involved (or about to get involved) in the college process, you can't do better than start your journey through that sometimes very confusing maze at CollegeView (and, of course, College Confidential).

So, here are all the various CollegeView categories. Take some time and explore those sections that grab your interest by making a simple click.

SITE MAP

College Search

Admit This! Expert Opinions on the College Admission Process

College Scholarships, Financial Aid & Grants

College Admission Guide

Campus Life

Careers & Majors

Guide to Christian Colleges

Guide to HBCUs

Community Colleges Search

College Blogs, Podcasts, Videos & Life Quotes

Parents Section

Counselors Section

Additional Information

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Don't forget to check out all my admissions-related articles and book reviews at College Confidential.

Written by

Dave Berry

Dave Berry

Dave is co-founder of College Confidential and College Karma Consulting, co-author of America's Elite Colleges: The Smart Buyer's Guide to the Ivy League and Other Top Schools, and has over 30 years of experience helping high schoolers gain admission to Ivy League and other ultra-selective schools. He is an expert in the areas application strategies, stats evaluation, college matching, student profile marketing, essays, personality and temperament assessments and web-based admissions counseling. Dave is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University and has won national awards for his writing on higher education issues, marketing campaigns and communications programs. He brings this expertise to the discipline of college admissions and his role as a student advocate. His College Quest newspaper page won the Newspaper Association of America's Program Excellence Award, the Pennsylvania Newspaper Publisher's Association Newspapers in Education Award, the Thomson Newspapers President's Award for Marketing Excellence and the Inland Press Association-University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Mass Communications Inland Innovation Award for the Best New Page. His pioneering journalism program for teenagers, PRO-TEENS, also received national media attention. In addition, Dave won the Newspaper Association of America's Program Excellence Award for Celebrate Diversity!, a program teaching junior high school students about issues of tolerance. His College Knowledge question-and-answer columns have been published in newspapers throughout the United States. Dave loves Corvettes, classical music, computers, and miniature dachshunds. He and his wife Sharon have a daughter, son and four grandchildren.

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