College Resources & Books

For most of us, five areas of spending will consume over 50% of the money we earn during our lifetime, ....The five areas are: Home, car, children, education and retirement". Manisha Thakor, Forbes Magazine
Having college resources to help your child discover what they need to know as they develop their college plan is critical to making good decisions about their college education. Investing in the college search is as important as your investment in your child's college education.

Featured Books

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How to Be an Adult
The Addiction Inoculation
An Ordinary Age

The Top "Must Reads" When Starting the College Journey

Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be: A
Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions
The Truth About College Admissions
The Price You Pay for College
Fiske Guide 2021
Letting Go
Colleges That Change Lives
Grown & Flown

Recommended Reads

“Read.” It is my favorite word (other than “accepted.”)[1] Being “well-read” provides an essential foundation for comprehension, critical thought, and communication. The amount of parenting and college admission books intended to help students and parents navigate the college journey may seem endless. Here, I share my favorites and must-have books. Look for seasonal “Recommended Reads” throughout the year and occasionally in newsletters.

[1] Read Patrick Sullivan, English Professor’s “An Open Letter to High School Students about Reading”posted on Stanford University’s Tomorrow’s Professor Posting page

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College Visit Not Possible?Become a Virtual Sleuth 

Detective, researcher, and explorer are some of the hats you may wear during your college journey. Not every student can have an in-person college tour. Taking advantage of virtual information sessions, Ambassador Chats, and college fairs in the comfort of your home can expand your knowledge of colleges familiar and soon to be discovered.

Virtual College Fairs & Tours

Visiting colleges is not always possible. Using online tools and virtual tours that can be found on many college websites will help your college detective work continue without delay. 

College Fairs

college.u On the Road - Exploring Colleges

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