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College Planning Books

Admission Matters: What Students and Parents Need to Know about Getting into College. Springer, Sally P., Reider, Jon, Morgan, Joyce V.
America’s Best Colleges for B students Orr, Tamara
Best 381 Colleges.
Princeton Review
Book of Majors. College Board
The College Application Essay. McGinty, Sarah M.
College Board's Book of Majors
College Board's College Handbook
College Essay Essentials

College Finder. Antonoff, Steven
College Handbook. College Board
College Match: A Blueprint for Choosing the Best School for You. Antonoff, Steven
The College Solution. O'Shaunessy, Lynn
College Success Guaranteed 2.0: 5 Rules for Parents. Gauld, Malcom
Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Pope, Loren, Edited by Hillary Masell Oswald
Colleges That Create Futures: 50 schools that launch careers by going beyond the classroom. Franek, Robert
Crazy U: One Dad's Crash Course in Getting His Kid Into College. Ferguson, Andrew
Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers. Loveland, Elaina
Fiske Guide to Colleges. Fiske, Edward B.
Getting Financial Aid. College Board
Harvard Schmarvard: Getting Beyond the Ivy League to the College That Is Best for You. Mathews, Jay
Index of Majors and Sports. Wintergreen Orchard House
Launching Years: Strategies for Parenting From Senior Year to College Life. Kastner, Laura S. and Wyatt, Jennifer F.
Letting Go: A Parent's Guide to Understanding the College Years. Coburn, Karen L. and Treeger, Madge L.
Looking Beyond the Ivy League: Finding the College That's Right for You. Pope, Loren
National Directory of College Athletics. Collegiate Directories
Ready or Not, Here Life Comes. Levine, Mel  
Real College Essays That Work. Fiske, Edward and Hammond, Bruce
Rewarding Strivers: Helping Low income students succeed in college, Kahlenberg, Richard, Editor.
Right College, Right Price: The New System for Discovering the Best College Fit at the Best Price. Palmasani, Frank
The Big Trip: Your Ultimate Guide to Gap Years & Oversea Adventures. Lonely Planet
The Other College Guide. Sweetland, J, Glastris, P. and the staff of Washington Monthly.
The Gatekeepers:  Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College. Steinberg, Jacques
U.S. College and University Reference Map. Hedberg Maps


College Planning Websites

Application Services

Coalition Application
Common Application

Common Black College Application
Texas Universities - Common Application
Universal College Application

Financial Aid

College Board
: Provides tips and advice on financial aid and includes the PROFILE online. The PROFILE is the application used by many colleges in calculating need.
College Navigator: Online searches for finding a college, most use. IPEDS is the integrated postsecondary educational data system; every college or university receiving title IV funds must report data each year. 
Educate To Career
FAFSA Forecaster  
Federal Student Aid
FinAid: Provides a calculator to estimate the amount of aid you may receive, as well 
as assistance on navigating through the financial aid process.  
FinAid Scholarship Information
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
Paying for College Without Going Broke. Kalman, Chany A.
The Scholarship Book, Cassidy, Daniel J. 
The Secrets to Winning a Scholarship. Kantrowitz, Mark

First Generation

AVID (Advanced Via Individual Determination)
Center for Student Opportunity

First in the Family
Higher Education Opportunity Program
'I'm First' Guide to College
Public Education Foundation/Map2College

General Websites

AVID (Advanced Via Individual Determination)
Black Excel 
Black Higher Education Channel
Campus Explorer  
College Completion Chronicle
College Access and Opportunity Guide, Center for Student Opportunity
College Board 
College Express
College Navigator/National Center for Education Statistics
College Results
College Mapper
College Niche
College Raptor
College match self-survey
Colleges of Distinction
Colleges That Change Lives
Education Planner
Higher Education Opportunity Program  
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities  
Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System
Macleans Magazine/Canadian Universities
NSSE Institute for Effective Educational Practice
National Association of Foreign Student Advisors 
National Collegiate Honors Council 
National Student Exchange
Noodle: Comparison site for colleges
Princeton Review 
University and College Accountability Network
Work Colleges Consortium


Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
Christian College Guide
Hillel International
National Catholic College Admission Association

Student Life Like on Campus

College Confidential
College Newspapers  
College Niche  
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)  
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)  
Rate My Professors
Students Review  
UCAS/United Kingdom Colleges  

Tests And Test Preparation

ACT Test Preparation
Compass Education Group
Educational Testing Service 
Kaplan, Inc. 
Khan Academy  
Princeton Review 
Revolution Prep
SAT/College Board

Learning Issues/Learning Diabilities

All Kinds of Minds
Attention Deficit Disorder Association
Children and Adults with ADD
Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities or ADDPeterson’s 
K & W Guide to College Programs & Services for Students with Learning Disabilities. Kravets, Marybeth and Wax, Imy F.
Landmark College
LD Online
Learning Disability Association
Learning Disability Sourcebook. Wintergreen Orchard House
Made for Good Purpose: What Every Parent Needs to Know to Help Their Adolescent with Asperger's, High Functioning Autism or a Learning Difference Become an Independent Adult. McManmon, Michael
National Center for Learning Disabilities
Nonverbal Learning Disabilities Association
Transition from high school to college for students with disabilities


Of Particular Interest to Counselors/Consultants

About Campus
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)
All Grown Up And No Place To Go: Teenagers in Crisis. Elkind, David
American Gap Association  
American Prep: The Insider’s Guide to U.S. Boarding Schools. Mangravite Ronald
Being Mortal. Gawande, Atul
Chronicle of Higher Education  
College Admissions Data Sourcebook. Wintergreen Orchard House
College admissions reading list Harvard summer institute
College Bound News (one year is $59)
College Choice cards 101
College Counseling Culture (Will Dix Blog)
Chronicle of Higher Education – Eric Hoover
Federal Student Aid for Counselors  
GRIT: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. Duckworth, Angela
Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine   
High School Counselor Week Counselor’s Corner - Patrick O’Connor
Higher Ed Data Stories
IECA Blog   
Inside Higher Ed
Jon Boeckenstedt’s Admissions Weblog 
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweek
NACAC Admitted Blog  
National Association of Business Officers Endowment Study   
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators  
National Directory of College Athletics   
National Runaway Safeline (1-800-Runaway/
New York Times - Frank Bruni
Parenting From A Distance: Positive Ideas for Parents of Boarding School. Bushell, Debbie
Parenting from the inside out. Siegel, Daniel J., Hartzell, Mary.
Private Secondary Schools 2015-2016. by Peterson’s
Teen Life
The Boarding School Survival Guide. Muchnick, Justin R.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. Covey, Sean
The Crossroads of Should and Must: Find and Follow Your Passion. Luna, Elle
The College Solution (Lyn O’Shaughnessy)
The Chosen: The Hidden History of Admission and Exclusion at Harvard, Yale and Princeton. Karabel, Jerome
The Neurotic parent blog
The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less. Schwartz, Barry
Struggling Teens (
Stop struggling with your Teen: A complete, Easy-to-use guide to reboot your relationship with your teen. Weinhaus, Evonne C.
Third Culture Kids: Growing up Among other worlds. Pollock, David C. and Van Reken, Ruth E.
Too Much of a Good Thing: Raising Children of Character in an Indulgent Age. Kindlon, Daniel J.
US News and World Report Premium Online Edition   
Walking on Eggshells: Navigating the Delicate Relationship Between Adult Children and Parents. Isay, Jane
Washington Post Answer Sheet Blog   
Washington Post - Jay Mathews
Western Association for College Admission Counseling Toolkits
What It Takes To Pull Me Through: Why Teenagers Get in Trouble and How Four of Them Got Out. Marcus, David L. 
What Now?: How Teen Therapeutic Programs Could Save Your Troubled Child. Case, Paul and McKinnon, John A.

Steven R. Antonoff
Antonoff Associates, Inc.