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The Urban School
of San Francisco
1563 Page Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
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College Information Resources

Articles & Newsletters

New York Times Blog: The Choice - Demystifying College Admissions and Aid

Carmel to Cambria, by former College Counselor and Urban teacher Dan Murphy

Score Choice Guidleines

FAQs About SATs

Urban FAQ About APs

College Resources Bibliography

Glossary of Admissions Terms (pdf)


Fair Test - list of test optional schools

Independent Curriculum Group  - nationally recognized college preparatory schools that have either dropped or de-emphasized test-driven programs

Education Conservancy (EC) - a non-profit organization committed to improving college admission processes for students, colleges and high schools.

Planning Your Visits

List of questions to ask when visiting or when college reps visit Urban


YouTube Higher Education Channel 

The University Insider's Guide Introduction to the Basics of Financial Aid (Doug Christianson, Associate Provost for Enrollment, Vanderbilt University)


Lloyd Thacker Podcasts - Mr. Thacker is a nationally known educator and founder of the Education Conservancy (Fall 2007)


Susan Lee
Co-Director of College Counseling
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Lauren Gersick
Co-Director of College Counseling
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Maya Zeigler
College Counseling & Learning Services Associate
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Nice to (Virtually) Meet you! New Member of the College Counseling Office

Introductions are always a bit awkward. I, however, have the luxury of a computer screen as a barrier so you’ll be meeting the best version of Maya Zeigler.

I am [obviously] new to Urban this more


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