Topics of Interest

College Essays:


Tips and advice from the College Board for writing an effective application essay.


Summer Enrichment Opportunities:


A list of college summer programs for high school students:


Top Summer Pre-College Programs:


Summer Institute for the Gifted:

Duke Tip: Assists gifted students in grades 4-12 assess the extent of their academic abilities with above-grade-level testing, recognizing them for their achievements, and providing them with a variety of enrichment benefits as well as accelerated face-to-face and online educational programs. 

2019 List of Summer Programs:


Student Visas:

Information on how to apply to an F-1 US student visa.

Gap Year:


Discover interesting opportunities to engage in before enrolling in college.


Community Colleges: A complete database of community colleges in the U.S.


Learning Disabilities:


Information for children with special needs.


National Center for Learning Disabilities: Learn how to ensure success for children with learning disabilities in school, at work, and in life.


Think College: Find out about college options for students with intellectual disabilities.


Going to College:  A college resource site for teens with disabilities.


Colleges with excellent programs for learning disabled students.

3-2 Programs:


Cooperative Engineering programs that are offered at many liberal arts colleges that consist in attending three years at a college that does not offer engineering and the next two years at an engineering school, where the coursework required for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering is completed. 


3-2 Engineering programs at Liberal Arts Colleges:


Extensive list of schools partnering with liberal arts colleges:


Columbia University’s Combined Plan Program:


Washington University’s Dual Degree Program:


Dartmouth College’s Dual-Degree Program:


Case Western Reserve University’s Dual Degree Program: