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Helpful Links

Lynn O'Shaughnessy's 3/9/23 presentation slides can be found here.

Learn about all things financial aid. 

College Information Night for Juniors 1/25/23 presentation slides can be found here.  

Learn about the current state of the college search and application process. How should you research colleges? How many colleges should you apply to? Are SATs or ACTs required? What are application timelines and the differences between Early Decision and Early Action



For College Research

College Navigator 

National Center for Data Statistics

College Scorecard 

College Data

College Transitions Dataverse

College Board - Big Future (for college search)

Big J Educational Consulting

(for admission results and merit aid information)


Georgia Tech Admissions Blog


Tulane Admissions Blog

USC Admissions Blog

University of Virginia Admissions Blog

University of Illinois Admissions Blog


Grown and Flown

The College Solution

DIY College Rankings

Business Essay Blog

For Essay Help -

College Essay Guy

Essay Hell



Where You Go is Not Who You'll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania

Frank Bruni

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants

Malcolm Gladwell

Who Gets In and Why

Jeffrey Selingo

The Fiske Guide to Colleges

Edward Fiske

The Price You Pay for College: An Entirely New Road Map for the Biggest Financial Decision Your Family Will Ever Make

Ron Lieber

Colleges that Change Lives

Loren Pope

College Match: A Blueprint for Choosing the Best Schools for You

Steven Antonoff

Ruggs Recommendations on Colleges

Frederick Rugg

The Truth About College Admissions: A Family Guide to Getting In and Staying Together 

Brennan Barnard and Rick Clark

College Essay Essentials

Ethan Sawyer

College Admission Essentials: A Step-by- Step Guide to Showing Colleges Who You Are and What Matters to You

Ethan Sawyer

Podcast -

Lord of the Rankings 

Malcolm Gladwell - Revisionist History

Important Reading

Does Where You Go to College Matter by Lynn O'Shaughnessy

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