Here’s a list of Twitter accounts I recommend students follow. Each account posts regularly on the college search and application process. Do you have other recommendations? Add them in the comments!

@AskJohnAbout is a college guidance counselor, blogger and author of Going Geek: What Every Smart Kid (and Every Smart Parent) Should Know About College Admissions.

@CollegeBoard and @ACTStudent administer the biggest standardized tests applicants will take. It’s a good idea to follow them.

@CommonApp shares information about the Common Application (obviously) as well as tips about the process.

@CPofAmerica, is the College Parents of American whose mission is to assist parents on the successful preparation, transition, adjustment & completion of college. I know it sounds like helicopter parenting, but they do offer some good advice.

@CTCLColleges is the Twitter feed of the Colleges that Change Lives. Tweets about their colleges as well as tips on the process.

@GoToCollege is Allen Grove’s Twitter feed. Grove is the editor of’s outstanding college admissions site.

@JohnSpear is Northwood School’s director of college guidance.

@NACAC is the National Association of College Admission Counselors, which is a great sources of news, research and advice.

@NYTimesCollege is journalist Jacques Steinberg of The Choice Blog; he offers regular updates on the college admissions process, including excellent monthly to-do lists for juniors and seniors.

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