Admission Matters: What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting Into College
by Sally P. Springer and Marion R. Franck
This is an excellent introduction for both college-minded teens and
their parents. Comprehensive and written in straightforward, clear
language, chapters explore the current competitive environment
surrounding college applications, what admissions counselors look for,
and how to prepare for the new tests and put together an application
Almost Grown: Launching Your Child from High School to College
by Patricia Pasick
W.W. Norton & Company
Offering intelligent counsel in this time of tumult, as a child makes
the transition from high school to college, Almost Grown tackles the
key questions parents have about this time, explores the impact on
family stability, and examines the challenges and opportunities which
nontraditional families face.
Colleges That Change Lives
by Loren Pope
Discusses 40 colleges, mostly in the Northeast, South, and Midwest.
What makes this book different from other guides is that it highlights
schools that select students who have a wide range of abilities, not
necessarily the cream of the crop academically, but who exhibit a
desire to learn. The atmosphere at these institutions is collaborative
rather than competitive and they feature close interaction between
students and faculty.
Don’t Miss Out: The Ambitious Student’s Guide to Financial Aid
by Anna J. Leider, Robert Leider
Written from a consumer's point of view, this new edition presents
everything students and their parents must know when seeking financial
aid for college. Charts, tables & worksheets.
The Fiske Guide to Colleges
by Edward B. Fiske
Three Rivers Press
Provides easy to use statistics about SAT and ACT scores, male-female
ratios, the number of applicants and the number of students receiving
financial aid. Revised and updated, based on new surveys of thousands
of students and administrators. Softcover.
The Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College
by Edward B. Fiske & Bruce G. Hammond
The author of The Fiske Guide to Colleges presents a comprehensive
guide to each step in the admissions process, from choosing the right
school to writing a successful application essay to getting the most
Letting Go A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years
by Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger
An excellent book about what it feels like for parents when their kids go off to college.
Peterson's The Insider's Guide to College Admissions
by Thomas C. Hayden
This informative guide leads parents and high school students through every essential step of the college process.
Rugg’s Recommendations on the Colleges
by Frederick E. Rugg
Identifies recommended undergraduate programs in various majors.
Smart Parents Guide to College: The 10 Most Important Factors for Students and Parents When Choosing a College
by Ernest L. Boyer, Paul Boyer (contributor)
A new guide for parents with children looking to attend college helps
answer important questions about how to choose a school for its
academic program, financial value, faculty standards, and many other
issues facing prospective students and their families.