Bound-for-College Guidebook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding and Applying to Colleges

Rowman & Littlefield. 3rd. ed. Jul. 2022. 200p. ISBN 9781475861815. $35. ED
Students have more power than they may realize in the college search process and Burtnett (Bound-for-Career Guidebook; counselor; educator, Marymount Univ.) assists students in understanding and using this power to their advantage. This updated edition covers topics found in previous versions, but it also addresses changes in the admission process due to COVID and the Varsity Blues scandal. Readers will understand the factors colleges use for admission decisions, explore affordability, and learn how well they may fit in at specific schools. Numerous self-awareness exercises and frequently asked questions add to the discussion. The author also provides students a plan for each year of high school, including standardized tests, the role of counselors, appropriate coursework, college exploration, visits, the application process, college costs, financial aid, managing acceptances from multiple schools, and handling rejections and wait lists decisions. Parents and care givers will find advice for guiding their child’s transition from high school to college.
VERDICT Burtnett provides solid guidance in this highly recommended work for high school students and those assisting them with college decisions.
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