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The Urban School
of San Francisco
1563 Page Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
415 626 2919

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
Director of College Counseling
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Lauren Gersick
Associate Director of College Counseling
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Monique Perry
Registrar/Assistant for Academics
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College Counseling 101...Popular questions answered!

Throughout the fall the Urban college counselors will focus on the important, basic (but sometimes complicated!) questions that come up again and again in the college more


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