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Online References

November 12, 2000

A growing number of students are applying online to public and private colleges around the nation. Others take virtual tours of campuses through each college's Web site. Internet addresses of nearly every college can be easily located through the major search engines. Here are some other ways to link up with colleges online:

http://www.ucop.edu/pathways

This Web site has information on the eight undergraduate campuses of the University of California. All eight campuses share a common application that can be downloaded or filled out online through this site.

http://www.csumentor.edu

This site offers a comprehensive guide to exploring the 22 campuses of the California State University system. Students can tour the campuses and apply online. It also allows students to file for financial aid, track their completion of admission requirements and pose questions to expert counselors.

Thousands of public and private colleges and universities accept applications through these informational Web sites:

http://www.collegeboard.org

http://www.collegelink.com

http://www.review.com

http://www.embark.com

http://www.commonapp.org

http://www.collegequest.com

http://www.collegenet.com

http://www.collegeview.com

Information from some guidebooks on college options can be accessed online:

http://www.petersons.com

http://www.bestcollegepicks.com

http://www.princetonreview.com

http://www.greenesguides.com

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