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“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.



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


Who Gets In and Why

By Jeffrey Selingo



Ethical Parenting in the College Admissions Process

From Harvard Graduate School of Education

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

From Georgia Tech Admissions Blog


The Truth About College Rankings

From Study in the USA



Fiske Guide to Colleges


Colleges That Change Lives

Cool Colleges

Big Future


The College Board Book of Majors


National Center for Educational Statistics College Navigator

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