University resources for ASL parents

US universities

The general handbooks provide lots of useful facts and figures on nearly every college and university in America. The College Board, Princeton Review, Barrons, and Peterson's all publish guides. One of the best known is The Fiske Guide to Colleges by Edward Fiske. However, there are many different options available, including Princeton Review's The Best 382 Colleges, Frederick E. Rugg's Rugg's Recommendations on the Colleges and Loren Pope's Colleges that Change Lives.

British universities

The primary system of learning about and applying to British universities is through UCAS, found at Their guide books are available for borrowing in the Office of Student Advising. For an interpretive guide, look to The Guardian University Guide.

Canadian universities

The annual Maclean's magazine issue describes and ranks colleges, and is usually published in November. Each province has its own system for applying and private universities are handled separately. The most comprehensive online resource is here:


Virtually all colleges have their own websites. Start there for information about individual schools. There are several general sites that you may find useful: