Resources for Parents

Helpful Info for Your Student's College Search

Online Resources


College Board
SAT registration, college planning resources, and school search  

The ACT
ACT registration, test prep, and college planning

FinAid
Scholarship search, loan information, saving for college, and other financial resources 

FairTest
List of testing-optional schools  

Enrichment Alley
Summer, school year, and gap year program ideas and information 

The Choice
New York Times blog on college admissions and financial aid  

To All the Girls I’ve Rejected
An article for parents of girls from the dean of admissions at Kenyon College  

Young, Gifted, and Not Getting Into Harvard
One parent’s insight into the admissions process  

LD OnLine
College planning for applicants with learning disabilities  

Association for Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)
Resources for assisting students with disabilities transition to college 

Books


Fiske Guide to Colleges, by Fiske
Academic, social, and quality-of-life ratings and tips from current students at each school 

The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College, by Steinberg
Follows a group of prospective students as through the admissions process for elite colleges 

The K&W Guide to Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities or Attention Deficit Disorder, by Kravets and Wax
Advice from specialists, admissions requirements, and support services at each school 

Colleges with Programs for Students with Learning Disabilities or Attention Deficit Disorder, by Mangrum and Strichart
Guide to institutions in the U.S. and Canada that offer programs for special needs students