Links and Resources


College Research/Standardised Testing:

College Navigator

(Click on School Search, then College Navigator)


College Board

Register and send scores for SAT and SAT Subject Tests online. This site also has good information about planning and paying for college. It provides a financial aid tool to help families calculate their ‘expected family contribution.’



Register and send scores for ACT tests online.




College View

A comprehensive college search tool, scholarship directory and search tool, and college and financial links.



This site provides an extensive list of colleges that do not require standardised testing for admission.

Offers campus maps and virtual tours of hundreds of college campuses.


Common Application

Over 500 colleges and universities accept the Common Application.


Naviance/Family Connection

Organise college search information, track forms, access scattergrams, sign up for college representative visits, and more with this helpful website.


Career and Interest Inventory Websites


Naviance/Family Connection

The ‘Career Interest Profiler’ will help you discover the types of work activities and careers that match your interests.


Career Explorer

An online assessment test enables you to learn your ‘career personality’ and identify careers that most likely match your personality.

Recommended Test Preparation Resources


Khan Academy

Free, personalised learning dashboard of a variety of subjects to study at your own pace.

Please consult with the University Counselling team for the names of reputable test prep providers in Shanghai and available online.



Recomended Reading List for Parents of University-Bound Students


General College Information:

  • The Fiske Guide to Colleges, Edward Fiske
  • The Best 377 College, published by Princeton Review
  • The College Handbook, by College Entrance Exam Board
  • The Insider’s Guide to Colleges, edited by the staff of The Yale Daily News
  • Admission Matters, by Sally P. Springer, Jon Reider and Marion R. Franck
  • Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania, by Frank Bruni


Specialised College Information:

  • I’m Going to College – Not You! by Jennifer Delahunty
  • The Gatekeepers, by Jacques Steinberg
  • Colleges Unranked, by Lloyd Thacker
  • Letting Go: A Parents’ Guide to Understanding the College Years by Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger
  • Colleges That Change Lives, by Loren Pope
  • Looking Beyond the Ivy League: Finding the College That’s Right for You, by Loren Pope
  • The College Finder, by Steven Antonoff
  • College Admission from Application to Acceptance by Robin Mamlet and Christine Vandevelde





United States:

  • Bard College
  • Bates College
  • Bennington College
  • Binghamton University
  • Boston University
  • Bryant University
  • Bucknell University
  • Colby College
  • Colorado College
  • Dartmouth
  • Furman College
  • Hobart William Smith
  • Iowa State University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Lafayette College
  • Marist College
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Pitzer College
  • Purdue University
  • Roanoke College
  • Scripps College
  • Stanford University
  • Syracuse University
  • TCU (Texas Christian University)
  • Union College
  • University of Nebraska
  • University of Rochester
  • University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • University of Southern California (USC)
  • University of Redlands
  • University of California (Riverside)
  • Saint Mary’s College
  • San Diego State University
  • Washington and Jefferson College
  • Wheaton College (MA)
  • Whittier College


  • McGill University
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Guelph

United Kingdom:

  • Aston University
  • King’s College London
  • Royal Holloway, University of London
  • University of Durham
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Sussex
  • SOAS - St. George’s, University of London
  • Royal Veterinary College

European Union:

  • Leiden University
  • Les Roches
  • Hotel School of The Hague


  • University of Sydney


  • Duke Kunshan University
  • Nagoya University (Japan)
  • NYU-Abu Dhabi
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • World Bachelor’s in Business – joint programme with HKUST, USC and Bocconi University (Italy)
  • Xing Wei College (Shanghai)