Resources

Links and Resources

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College Research/Standardised Testing:

College Navigator

(Click on School Search, then College Navigator)

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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.’

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ACT

Register and send scores for ACT tests online.

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SAT

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College View

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

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Fairtest

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

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eCampusTours.com

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

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Common Application

Over 500 colleges and universities accept the Common Application.

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Naviance/Family Connection

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

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Career and Interest Inventory Websites


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Naviance/Family Connection

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

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Career Explorer

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

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Recommended Test Preparation Resources

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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.

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Recomended Reading List for Parents of University-Bound Students

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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

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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

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UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE VISITORS TO YK PAO SCHOOL

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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

Canada:

  • 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

Australia:

  • University of Sydney

International:

  • 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)