Are you an avid reader who is currently going through the stressful process of applying to school? Fortunately for you, there are books available on the topic that might help! We did a little research for you and found three that you might consider adding to your to-read list, but this is by no means all that’s out there. Ask your local librarian for a few reading recommendations or spend some time doing a quick online search to find even more titles that might be of interest to you.
Admission Matters: What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting into College
Written by three academic experts, this book offers advice for you and for your parents. This New York Times blog post reveals that while the book offers “thoughtful checklists,” it also encourages a little self-reflection and talks about a variety of information that is crucial to the decision-making process, including financial aid, teacher recommendations and appropriate level of parent involvement. Admission Matters doesn’t recommend a specific school so it’s helpful for those students who are still deciding where to apply.
Deciding where to attend college is a big decision, but it will not haunt you for the rest of your life! Frank Bruni shares that some of the most successful people did not attend the most exclusive schools. This is a good read for students who need a little pick-me-up as it can help you realize that your future is what you make of it and is not wholly dependent on the college you end up attending.
The Fiske Guide to Colleges is a good example of an annual guide put out to share information about colleges — you’ll find quite a few if you spend some time looking for them! The honest reviews from the annual Fiske Guide are very helpful when comparing colleges as they include tips from students, information on the admissions process and even descriptions of campuses that may be too far away for you to visit. With over 300 colleges included, this is a great resource for you throughout the admissions process.