College Guides, Information and Reviews                                                                                                                 

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

Best Value Colleges, Princeton Review (

College Handbook, College Board 

Colleges That Change Lives, Loren Pope, 2012 edition edited by Hilary Masell Oswald (

Complete Book of Colleges, Princeton Review 

Fiske Guide to Colleges, Edward B. Fiske

Four Year Colleges, Peterson’s (

The Insider’s Guide to the Colleges, Yale Daily News Staff

Profiles of American Colleges, Barron’s

U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges ( (Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges) (test optional/flexible colleges) (historically black colleges)


College Selection and Application Process                                                                                                                

A is For Admission: The Insider’s Guide to Getting Into the Ivy League and Other Top Colleges, Michele A. Hernandez

College Admission from Application to Acceptance, Step by Step, Robin Mamlet and Christine VanDeVelde

College Match: A Blueprint for Choosing the Best School for You, Steven R. Antonoff  (11th ed. 2011)

The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price, Lynn O’Shaugnessy (2d ed. 2012) (

How to Make Colleges Want You: Insider Secrets for Tipping the Admissions Odds in Your Favor, Mike Moyer (2008)


Financial Aid and Cost Planning                                                                                                                                

Financial Aid Handbook: Getting the Education You Want for the Price You can Afford, Carol Stack and Ruth Vedvik

Meeting College Costs, College Board

Paying for College Without Going Broke, Princeton Review/Kalman Chany

Right College, Right Price: The New System for Discovering the Best College Fit at the Best Price, Frank Palmasani (2013)

Secrets to Winning a Scholarship, Mark Kantrowitz (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) (scholarship search and financial aid information) (Mark Kantrowitz) (U.S. Department of Education) (Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency), and the PHEAA Program Manual 


College Athletics and Recruitment                                                                                                                      (NCAA)


Standardized Testing                                                                                                                                         (ACT) (SAT, SAT Subject Tests, AP Exams)


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