Advising-Related; Selected External Links:

US News Education, College  ("America's Best Colleges")
National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)

At Western
WCU Catalog
WCU Advising
Academic Calendar  (Note last day to file degree application)
Academic Success Centers
WCU Career Services Office
WCU Counseling and Psychological Services

COB Scholarship Opportunities

Your First-Year
First-Year Experience    (& Students in Transition, USC; note Resources, First-Year link and University 101 link)
Policy Center on the First Year Experience (Brevard)
College vs. High School experience  (article)

The College Board
     Information on specific colleges and universities
     Advance Placement Central
     Advance Placement  Student & Parent Information
     College-Level Examination Program  (CLEP)
     CLEP for Students

International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO)

College and University Catalogs (College Source Online; from campus computers only)

Higher Education Reseach Institute (HERI)
Includes Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP, First-Year Experience & Service Learning links)

Education news and selected other quality links:
Lingua Franca (defunct)
Arts & Letters Daily
Chronicle of Higher Education
NYT Education Section
NYT Features (College)
Columbia Journalism Review

Guide for New Students  ( [broken; searching to find again] -- nice set of guidelines, and much practical advice
                                         -- University of New Mexico) note University vs. High School, Planning a Schedule,
                                         Keys to Success, & Other Fun Sites)