Last updated 16th December 2010 with 153 resources .
Some resources for you to start preparation. Do start preparation from now onwards:-
1. General US Applications Guide – for USA For Students
2. Andrew Loh’s Why Study in America
3. Gabrielle (Wellesley College)
4. Su Ann (Columbia University) – Part 1
5. Su Ann (Columbia University) – Part 2
6. Charis Loke (Brown University)
7. Charis Loke (Brown University) – On Application Essays
8. Boon Jim (Cornell University)
9. Andrew Loh (Swarthmore College)
10. FreeRice.com – SAT Vocabulary
11. ReCom.org – The Worldwide Malaysian Students Network
13. ADFP Guide (Prepared by former INTEC US-Bound Students)
14. Collegeboard.com (SAT Test)
15. TOEFL Test
17. US News Ranking of US Universities
18. Times Higher Education Supplement Ranking of World Universities
19. Andrew Loh (Swarthmore College) – For the Kiamsiap: How to save money in US college applications
20. Common Data Set (Prepared by Xianjin)
21. How to Make Full Use of University Life
22. Admit Rate of Class of 2013
23. FreeVocabulary.com (SAT Words Practice)
24. Inside The Admissions Game (Newsweek take a look at University of Chicago admission Process)
25. Wall Street Journal – Summary of Application Essays by 10 University Presidents
(For 26 to 35, it is sample application essays by University Presidents, and may not necessarily be good application essays.)
26. Barnard College’s Debora Spar on daily routines
27. Carleton College’s Robert A. Oden Jr. on getting lost — and found — in Cairo
28. Grinnell College’s Russell K. Osgood on a historical figure that has influenced him
29. Oberlin College’s Marvin Krislov on a historical figure that has influenced him
30. Pomona College’s David Oxtoby on an experience that was ‘just plain fun’
31. Reed College’s Colin Diver on an experience in diversity
32. The University of Chicago’s Robert J. Zimmer on “Living the Question”
33. University of Pennsylvania’s Amy Gutmann on her autobiography
34. Vassar College’s Catharine Hill on an influential person in her life
35. Wesleyan University’s Michael S. Roth on an influential person in his life
36. Youtube videos (US Applications Workshop at HELP UC) .
37. Admission Stuff .
38. Preparation for US Applications from June 2009 -> January 2010 .
39. USA Study Guide.com .
40. Collegeapps.about.com .
41. SAT Score for Ivy League Universities (25 percentile & 75 percentile) .
42. SAT Score for top Liberal Arts Colleges (25 percentile & 75 percentile) .
43. SAT Score for top US Universities (non-Ivy) (25 percentile & 75 percentile) .
44. SAT Score for top Public Universities (25 percentile & 75 percentile) .
45. US News Guide to Admissions .
46. College Admission Tips.net .
47. IvyLeagueAdmission.com Essay Writing Tips & Strategies .
48. IvyLeagueAdmission.com Admission Guide .
49. HopelessToHarvard.com .
50. 5 Tips to get into Ivy League (CNN) .
51. Ivy League Admission Statement for Athletes .
52. Ivy Gate Blog .
53. The Brown Daily Herald .
54. Columbia Spectator .
55. Cornell Daily Sun .
56. Daily Princetonian .
57. Yale Daily News .
58. The Dartmouth .
59. The Daily Pennsylvanian .
60. The Crimson .
61. MIT Open Courseware .
63. Academic Earth (Video Lectures from Top Unis .
64. iTunesU (Lectures from Top Universities – Do scroll down) .
65. SatVocab.com .
66. CollegeNews.org – Liberal Arts Colleges news .
67. AdmissionAdvice.com .
68. How to get into Ivy League Admissions .
69. Liberal Arts Education .
70. Alumni Interview .
71. Earnings of those from Elite Universities .
72. Choosing the right colleges .
73. Forbes US Colleges Ranking .
74. College Confidential – Xiggi’s SAT Prep Advice .
75. College Confidential – Arachnotron’s SAT Prep Advice .
76. College Confidential – Bigb14’s SAT Prep Advice .
77. College Confidential – SAT Prep Books Review .
78. College Confidential – Past and Present SAT Practice Tests .
79. College Confidential – Tips from a SAT 2400er .
80. College Confidential – How to improve significantly in SAT .
81. College Confidential – How to attack SAT critical reading effectively .
82. College Confidential – Strange Camus’s SAT Grammar Guide .
83. College Confidential – How to ace SAT essay .
84. College Confidential – SAT Math Help Center .
85. College Confidential – SAT 2 Review Books .
86. College Confidential – SAT 2 Chemistry & Physics Help .
87. College Confidential – SAT 2 Literature Guides .
88. College Confidential – SAT 2 Maths Guides .
89. College Confidential – SAT Test Curves .
90. College Confidential – SAT Practice Tests & SAT Official Essay Prompts .
91. College Confidential – Sharing on Conquering SAT .
92. College Confidential – Big Improvement Scores in SAT .
93. College Confidential – List of SAT Vocabs .
94. College Confidential – Past Year SAT Official Essay Prompts .
95. College Confidential – List of Topics on SAT in College Confidential .
96. Unigo.com – College Reviews by College Students .
97. Vocabtest.com .
98. Syvum.com – SAT Practice .
99. Quiz-tree.com – SAT Practice .
100. SAT-Preparation.co.il – SAT Practice .
101. English-test.net – SAT Practice .
102. West.net – SAT Practice .
103. Majortests.com – SAT Practice .
104. SATtest.us – SAT Practice .
105. Yahoo Education – SAT Practice .
106. Yahoo Education – SAT Subject Test Practice .
107. ENotes.com – SAT Practice .
108. Wikibooks.org – SAT Study Guide .
109. Sparknotes.com – SAT .
110. Brightsparks.com – US Applications Forum .
111. What Will They Learn – Core Curriculum of Top 100 Unis .
112. WhatWillTheyLearn.com .
113. What Should Colleges Teach – New York Times
115. College Admissions Tracker
116. Fusion Academy – 31 Free SAT Writing (Grammar) Lessons
117. Fusion Academy – 31 Free SAT Vocabulary Lessons
118. Fusion Academy – 31 Free SAT Critical Reading Lessons
119. Fusion Academy – 31 Free SAT Maths Lessons
120. Harvard Dean of Admissions – Part 1 Reply
121. Harvard Dean of Admissions – Part 2 Reply
122. Harvard Dean of Admissions – Part 3 Reply
123. Harvard Dean of Admissions – Part 4 Reply
124. Harvard Dean of Admissions – Part 5 Reply
125. Uncle Ezra Replies on Cornell – Since 1986
126. A Word A Day – Lets Improve our Vocabulary
127. SAT Score Analysis (Using Thai Case Studies)
128. 100 Free Ivy League Lectures
130. US College Search
131. Article on Liberal Arts College (NST)
132. Article on Choosing Colleges based on cost
133. Edforall.net (Collections of Lecture Notes from Top Universities
134. Iswari (Cornell University) – Her Journey
135. Iswari (Cornell University) – Application essays
136. Alan Lawrence Sitomer (Essay Preps)
137. Chan Leong (Carnegie Mellon University) – His Journey
139. Khan Academy – GMAT Video
140. Khan Academy – Video Resources
141. Calnewport.com – blog of a Harvard Postgrad Student
142. College Confidential – Admission Letter Dates
143. Michael Teoh on his observation at Stanford
144. Waitlisted? What can you do (by Andrew Loh and Darell Koh)
145. Waitlisted? Sharing from MBA Perspective
147. Carnegie Mellon University Video
150. CollegeProwler.com – College Reviews by Students
151. Wellesley College by Gabrielle
152. Forbes list of America’s Best Colleges 2010
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This list is Very Good! Thank you! 🙂
Do make full use of it! Good Luck!
Link 2, 3, and 19 have either shifted or disappeared.
but otherwise, it’s a great list!
Thanks for highlighting.
Forbes just recently rated America’s best colleges 2010 on their website, maybe you guys could add this to the list… I mean, i know about kiasu-ness and all, but, well, these are supposedly ranked on student experience 🙂 So, hopefully, it’s helpful 🙂
Forbes list of America’s Best Colleges 2010
this is very good!! need a bit time to read through…terima kasih banyak banyak..
Is there any information regarding financial aid application process?? I am so confused now as some colleges that I apply need me to fill in the FAFSA, but I am an international student without the social security no.. how the hell I am gonna fill in that form… Anyone please tell me how to do…
if someone is studying in US but on a social visa and has finished high school and going to return back to Malaysia, how to apply for a university? Most ask about the F1visa in the application if you apply as a foreign student.
And by social visa which visa do you mean? The same procedure will apply, always, if the applicant is neither an American citizen nor a permanent resident of the United States.