Directions To College
Helping you get there
Services Provided

Directions To College will provide you with personalized assistance as you uncover all your options,
make the best choices, navigate the admission process and maintain success through your first year
of college.   Your consultant will supplement the work of school counselors and provide additional
perspective. Here are a few ways DTC can help:

  • Assess your strengths and your potential college/career path.

  • Review, critique, edit and proof applications and admission essays.

  • Advise you on high school course selection.

  • Suggest ways to strengthen your “admission profile” with appropriate activities.

  • Provide criteria for selecting potential colleges.

  • Show you how to organize college materials so that informed decisions can be made.

  • Offer guidance on making the most of your college visits.

  • Consult with you on test choices, test preparations, and test times.

  • Assist you to devise a detailed and comprehensive application time-line.

  • Make appropriate referrals to other resources.

  • Help you find answers to all your questions
Useful Links

2014 Applying to the UC
PowerPoint Presentation

How to Choose a Private Consultant
(pdf) (

Prep for College (

Fall College Fairs (

Performing and Creative Arts College
Fairs (

The College Board (SAT and
College Match)

Forbes Top Colleges
(Better ranking tool than US News)

Council for Higher Education
Accreditation  (Good resource for
college quality concerns)

FASTWEB (popular scholarship

Student Scholarship Search
(Financial options galore!)

Cappex Scholarship Search (Good
site for college funding options)

Federal Financial Aid Application
(FAFSA for everyone!)

College Results
(Know the graduation rate of your
college choices)

Glossary of College Terminology
(What exactly IS an

The Collegiate Choice (Great list of
college related links)

Colleges That Change Lives
(Excellent lesser known colleges)

California Community Colleges (The
transfer specialists!)

CSU Mentor (California State
University information)

Independent Colleges & Univerisities
(All private colleges)

University of California Admission
site for all UC campuses.

California Colleges and Universities
Preparating for college in California