Resources

Text Books

  • Colleges that Change Lives- Loren Pope
    Prospective college students and their parents have been relying on
    Loren Pope’s expertise since 1995, when he published the first edition
    of this indispensable guide. This new edition profiles 41 colleges—all
    of which outdo the Ivies and research universities in producing performers,
    not only among A students but also among those who get Bs and Cs…
  • Rugg’s Recommendations on the Colleges – 25 Editition
    Rugg’s College Guide recommends quality undergraduate departments at quality colleges. It is a great aid to students, parents, and their counselors in the initial phase of the college search, providing a starter list of colleges to consider.
  • The Best 361 Colleges- The Princeton Review
    College students (more than 115,000 of them) reveal what life is really like
    at the nation’s top schools. This must-have guide gives you college rankings
    like no other and covers all the essentials — from academics to social life
    to financial aid, and everything in between. We also provide you with all the
    basics: admissions criteria, deadlines, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and more…
  • Campus Visits and College Interviews- The College Board
    Updated to give the pros and cons of college Web sites and “virtual visits,”
    and reformatted with easy-to-use charts and checklists, this quick and handy
    guide will help you get the right impression during your visit and make the right impression during your interview. It tells you the best times to visit; what to look for while you’re there; what questions to expect during your interview; what questions you should ask; and more…
  • The Price of Admission- Daniel Golden
    A heavy-hitting, name-naming exposé by Wall Street Journal deputy bureau chief Golden concludes that Ivy League admissions offices do not practice meritocracy. Instead, top-drawer schools reward donor-happy alums and the “legacy establishment,” which Golden defines as “elites mastering the art of perpetuating themselves…”
  • Websites

  • FAFSA school codes
    All colleges and universities that receive federal financial aid funding
    have a 6-digit Federal School Code. Check to see if your college receives
    federal aid here.
  • Internal Revenue Service
    The mission of the IRS is to provide America’s taxpayers
    with top quality service by helping them understand and
    meet their tax responsibilities and by applying the tax law
    with integrity and fairness for all.
  • College Results
    This website is an outstanding repository of information
    regarding graduation rates for colleges and universities
    nationwide, amongst other data.
  • The Carnegie Foundation
    This website is an outstanding repository of information regarding graduation rates for colleges and universities nationwide, amongst other data.
  • FAFSA on the web
    The official site for completing the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid.
  • Department of Education PIN
    To complete the FAFSA on the Web, both the student and one parent
    should apply for Department of Education PIN numbers. You can apply here!

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