Girls and parents are encouraged to schedule appointments with members of the College Guidance Office. Students may also discuss their college selection process with their academic advisors, who serve as added resources during this time.
The web has a plethora of resources. Start by visiting the college’s website. Read the school's newspapers, contact a faculty member with questions, find out when to visit the campus—the information online is almost limitless. In addition, the College Guidance Office has many resources on hand to assist the student during the selection and application process.
Planning, especially for college, must be realistic. During the college research process, keep colleges' entrance requirements in mind. Read college catalogs carefully and make note of the specific requirements for those on the student's college list. One can discover important admissions information and statistics for each college through its Common Data Set. Simply Google the college name and "Common Data Set." The results will include statistics related to enrollment, selectivity and other useful information. This step can save a great deal of disappointment.
Recommended Resource Guides and Handbooks
The following general guides are available at local booksellers, e.g. Newtonville Books.Barron's College Guide Books
How To Get Money For College
The College FinderFiske's Guide to the Colleges
Guide to Colleges with Learning Disability ProgramsBook of Majors
The Insider's Guide to the Colleges
Peterson's Four-Year CollegesPrinceton Review Test Preparation Guides