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- What should I do if I need to miss a school day to visit a college?
- I am interested in playing a sport in college; what should I know?
- I may be interested in a Service Academy; how is that application process different from applying to colleges/universities?
- What should I do if I'm interested in a Gap Year?
- Will I earn college credits for my AP courses?
What should I do if I need to miss a school day to visit a college?
I am interested in playing a sport in college; what should I know?
I may be interested in a Service Academy; how is that application process different from applying to colleges/universities?
What should I do if I'm interested in a Gap Year?
Will I earn college credits for my AP courses?
Paying for College
Who Gets In And Why: A Year Inside College Admissions. Selingo, Jeffrey, 2020
The Price You Pay for College. Lieber, Ron, 2021
College Admission: From Application to Acceptance, Step by Step. Mamlet, Robin & Christine Vandevelde. Three Rivers Press, 2011
Where You Go is Not Who You Will Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania. Bruni, Frank, 2015
How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success. Lythcott-Haims, Julie. 2015
The Fiske Guide to Colleges. Fiske, Edward B., 2020
I’m Going to College—Not You! Delahunty, Jennifer, 2010
Colleges that Change Lives. Pope, Loren. Penguin Books, 2012
Looking Beyond the Ivy League. Pope, Loren. Penguin Books, 2007
Harvard Schmarvard: Getting beyond the Ivy League For The College That is Best for You. Matthews, Jay. 2003
The Gate Keepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College. Steinberg, Jacques. 2003
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Internships and Academic Enrichment
Yale University Open Online Courses: oyc.yale.edu/