Boarding School Resources


Exploring College Options & Rankings

Great Resource Books

Objective College Guide Books

U.S. News Ultimate College Guide, U.S. News & World Report, annual 
The College Handbook. College Board, annual 

Subjective College Guide Books

Fiske, Edward B. Fiske Guide to Colleges, annual 
Pope, Lauren. Colleges that Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges, 2006 
Macleans [Canadian magazine, annually ranks Canadian universities] 
The Insider's Guide to the Colleges. Yale Daily News, annual 

Performing & Visual Arts College Guide Books

College Guide for Performing Arts Majors: The Real-World Admission Guide for Dance, Music, and Theater Majors (Peterson's College Guide for Performing Arts Majors)
Everett, Carol. College Guide for Performing Arts Majors - 2009 (Peterson's College Guide for Performing Arts Majors). 

An Inside Look at College Admissions

Avery, Christopher, et al. The Early Admissions Game. Harvard, 2003 
Hernandez, Michele. A is for Admission: The Insider's Guide to Getting into the Ivy League and Other Top Colleges.. Warner, 2009 
London, Michael and Kramer, Stephen. The New Rules of College Admissions: Ten Former Admissions Officers Reveal What it Takes to Get Into College Today. Fireside Books, 2006 
Mathews, Jay. Harvard Schmarvard: Getting Beyond the Ivy League. Prima, 2003 
Steinberg, Jacques. The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process at a Premier College. Viking, 2003 
Toor, Rachel. Admissions Confidential. St, Martins, 2001 

Majors & Other Selection Criteria 

Antonoff, Steven R. The College Finder, Third Edition, Wintergreen Orchard House, 2008 
Index of Majors and Graduate Degrees. College Board, annual 

Colleges with Special Programs for Students with Learning Disabilities

Kravets, Marybeth et al. K&W Guide to Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities. Princeton Review, almost annual 
Mandgrim, T. C. et al. Peterson’s Guide to Colleges with Programs for Learning Disabled Students, almost annual 


College Search and Applications Process:


College Visits:



  • College Application Essay,McGinty
  • College Essays That Made a Difference,Princeton Review
  • Conquering in the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps,Second Edition:Crafting aWinning Personal Statement ,Gelb
  • Fiske Real College Essays that Work,Fiske and Hammond

Financial Aid and Scholarships:


Financial Aid




Scholarship Scams and what to watch out for


International Students:


Parent Resources:


SAT/ACT Tests and Preparation

Student Athletes:


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