Getting into College - Articles
Rodel Foundation— Admission Glossary : Explains the differences in admission terms Early Action, Early Decision, Regular Admission, Rolling Admission, Open Admission.
Education Pays: Your investment in higher education provides major returns. Find out the median earnings and unemployment rates for individuals with varying levels of education.
Washington Post— How to Get Into Every College on Your List. Jay Mathews.
U.S. News & World Report— Coming Up with a Short List • A+ Schools for B Students •Take the Year Off •It’s a Girl’s World •Early-bird Hype: Why You May Think Twice About the Early Decision •In a League of Its Own: An Inside Look at Cornell, etc.
College Board — Application FAQs •The College Interview •Sample College Essay Questions •Sample College Essay • What to Do if You’re Wait-listed •How Many College Applications? etc.
Newsweek Kaplan College Guide 2007— Don’t Be Bland: Pomona’s Admissions Dean Suggests How to Show the Person Behind the Test Scores and Grades.
Transcripts of live talks with admissions deans on how to get into their schools: Penn •Yale •Pomona. Newsweek Kaplan College Guide 2007.
Princeton Review — How Much Does the Essay Count •Applying to College: How to Stand Out from the Crowd •Picking a College: How Important is Location? •A Brief History of Women’s Colleges •Is a Historically Black College or University Right for You? •3 Down and Dirty SAT Tips • Campus Visit To-Do List • Small Colleges: The Benefits •What Not to Talk About During Your Interview, etc.
National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)— Guide for Parents •Guide to the College Admission Process •Top 10 Financial Aid Questions •Web Resources for the College-Bound, etc. Many publications are free; more extensive ones are available for a fee.
Knight Ridder / Tribune News Service— The Most Important Factors in College Admission Decisions.Howard and Matthew Greene
The Atlantic Monthly— Who Needs Harvard?Gregg Easterbrook.