Recommended Reading and Guides

Excellent For Perspective Before  and During the Process

The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College.  Steinberg, Jacques

Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania.  Bruni, Frank

Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Pope, Loren

Excellent Sheep:  The Miseducation of the American Elite.  Deresiewicz, William

How to Raise an Adult.  Lythcott-Haims, Julie

Helpful Books Explaining the Process

Admission Matters: What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting Into College. Springer, Reider and Morgan

College Match: A Blueprint for Choosing the Best School for You. Antonoff, Steven R.

College Admission: From Application to Acceptance, Step By Step.  Mamlet, R. and Vandervelde, C.

College Guides

Fiske Guide to Colleges. Fiske, Edward

Cool Colleges: For the Hyper-Intelligent, Self-Directed, Late Blooming, and Just Plain Different. Asher, D.

The College Finder.  Antonoff, Steven R.

Inside Honors: Ratings and Reviews of Sixty Public University Honors Programs. Willingham, John

The OTHER College Guide. Sweetland, Glastries, and the Washington Monthly.

America’s Best Colleges for B Students:  A College Guide for Students Without Straight A’s.  Orr, Tamra B., Tanabe Gen and Tanabe, Kelly

The Insider’s Guide to Colleges. Yale Daily News Staff (good student perspective on college culture)

Essay Help

College Essay Essentials. Sawyer, Ethan.

Escape Essay Hell. Robinson, Janine.

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