“Suggested Syllabus”

For Parents

 

You may find some of the following resources useful as you navigate the college admissions process.

Many of the authors listed below also have TED Talks and other online videos.

 

BOOKS

Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania

By Frank Bruni

 

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

By Susan Cain

 

Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls

By Lisa D’Amour, PhD

 

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

By Angela Duckworth 

 

Teach Your Children Well: Parenting for Authentic Success

By Madeline Levine, PhD

 

The Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids

By Alexandra Robbins

 

The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College

By Jacque Steinberg

 

ARTICLES

Typ0s, Repeated Words Words, And Other Signs Of Humanity On Your College Application

From Georgia Tech Admission Blog

 

The Truth About College Rankings

From Study in the USA

 

GUIDES & RELIABLE STATS

Fiske Guide to Colleges

 

Colleges That Change Lives

 

The College Board Book of Majors

 

CollegeData.com

 

National Center for Educational Statistics College Navigator