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5 Books to Help You Achieve the Dream

Applying to College?

“And yet not a dream, but a mighty reality- a glimpse of the higher life, the broader possibilities of humanity, which is granted to the man who, amid the rush and roar of living, pauses four short years to learn what living means.” –  W.E.B. Du Bois on Education

These books can help student (and parents) find and secure the right, affordable college for a great undergraduate education:


Campus Visits & College Interviews: A Complete Guide for College-Bound Students and their Families
by Zola Dincin Schneider and Norman G. Schneider

Updated with easy-to-use charts and checklists, this quick and handy guide will help you get an accurate impression during your visit and make the right impression during your interview.



Fiske Guide to Getting Into the Right College
by Edward B. Fiske and Bruce G. Hammond

This guide is intended to assist you find and receive admission to the college that is right for you.   Provides information on each step of the college admissions process, including selecting a college, writing application essays, handling college interviews, and financial aid.



College Admissions Together: It Takes a Family
by Steven Roy Goodman and Andrea Leiman

Aimed at families, this volume provides advice on the college search and admissions process and discusses how the process can improve family bonding. It examines the psychology of teenagers in general, factors that affect parents, and family dynamics.



Get it Together for College: A Planner to Help You Get Organized and Get In
by The New York College Board

Any high-school senior will tell you that the hardest part of applying to college is getting organized and staying on top of all the forms, requirements, and deadlines.  This guide provides help on how to organize college applications efforts and discusses choosing a college, financial aid, and housing options.


Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way you Think About Colleges
by Loren Pope ; revised by Hilary Masell Oswald

The landmark college guide that introduces 40 of the best colleges never heard of– completely revised and updated.



And if you need to take a break with some humor…

DVD [2013]

Watch a fictionalized account of the admissions process.  A Princeton admissions officer, Portia Nathan, takes a professional risk after she meets a college-bound alternative school kid who just might be the son she gave up years ago in a secret adoption.


You’ll find even more books on college admissions in our catalog.


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