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For a complete list of college, career, and job books, check out the Quintessential Careers Bookstore. See also: College Success Books.
Note: You can read reviews of some of these books in our Quintessential Reading: Career and Job Book Reviews section of Quintessential Careers.
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College Guide Books
FEATURED TEEN COLLEGE BOOKThe Complete Idiot's Guide to Choosing a College Major, by Quintessential Careers Publisher Dr. Randall Hansen. This must-have book is a great tool for high-school students and undecided college students searching for careers and majors. The strength of this book is matching real jobs for students with undergraduate degrees in a vast number of college majors -- including salary information and sources for additional information. Buy it today!
TOP TEEN COLLEGE BOOKSThe Best 378 Colleges, 2014 Edition.
Best Answers to the 201 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Getting Into College, by Mary Kay Shanley and Julia Johnston (McGraw-Hill).
Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges, by Loren Pope (Penguin).
The Fiske Guide to Colleges -- 2014 (Sourcebooks).
The New Rules of College Admissions: Ten Former Admissions Officers Reveal What it Takes to Get Into College Today, by Stephen Kramer and Michael London (Fireside).
OTHER TEEN COLLEGE BOOKS100 Successful College Application Essays (NAL Trade).
A is for Admission: The Insider's Guide to Getting into the Ivy League and Other Top Colleges, by Michele A. Hernandez (Warner Books).
Barron's Best Buys in College Education, by Lucia Solorzano (Barrons).
Barron's How to Prepare for the PSAT/NMSQT: PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, by Sharon Weiner Green and Ira K. Wolf, Ph.D. (Barrons).
Barron's How to Prepare for the SAT, by Sharon Weiner Green and Ira K. Wolf, Ph.D. (Barrons).
Barron's How to Prepare for the SAT (Book and CD-ROM), by Sharon Weiner Green and Ira K. Wolf, Ph.D. (Barrons).
Barron's Guide to the Most Competitive Colleges (Barrons).
Bright College Years: Inside the American College Today, by Anne Matthews (University of Chicago Press).
The Everything College Survival Book: From Social Life to Study Skills, by Jason Rich (Adams).
Fat Envelope Frenzy: One Year, Five Promising Students, and the Pursuit of the Ivy League Prize, by Joie Jager-Hyman (Harper).
Get Into Any College: Secrets Of Harvard Students, by Gen S. Tanabe and Kelly Y. Tanabe (SuperCollege, LLC).
Homeschoolers' College Admissions Handbook: Preparing Your 12- to 18-Year-Old for a Smooth Transition, by Cafi Cohen (Three Rivers Press).
The Insider's Guide to the Colleges 2014 by the Yale Daily News (St. Martin's Griffin).
Looking Beyond the Ivy League: Finding the College That's Right for You, by Loren Pope (Penguin).
Profiles Of American Colleges (Barrons Educational Series).
Questions and Admissions: Reflections on 100,000 Admissions Decisions at Stanford, by Jean H. Fetter (Stanford University Press).
The Real Freshman Handbook: A Totally Honest Guide to Life on Campus, by Jennifer Hanson (Houghton Mifflin).
Rugg's Recommendations on the Colleges, by Frederick E. Rugg (Rugg's Recommendations).
The Truth About Getting In: A Top College Advisor Tells You Everything You Need to Know, by Katherine Cohen, Ph.D. (Hyperion).
Paying for College Books
BEST PAYING FOR COLLEGE BOOKThe Ultimate Scholarship Book: Billions of Dollars in Scholarships, Grants and Prizes, by Gen S. Tanabe and Kelly Y. Tanabe (SuperCollege, LLC).
OTHER COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID/SCHOLARSHIPS BOOKSThe College Board Scholarship Handbook (College Board).
Complete Idiot's Guide to Paying for College, by Ken Clark (Alpha Books).
Confessions of a Scholarship Winner: The Secrets That Helped Me Win $500,000 in Free Money for College -- How You Can Too!, by Kristina Ellis (Worthy Publishing).
Get Free Cash For College: Scholarship Secrets Of Harvard Students, by Gen S. Tanabe and Kelly Y. Tanabe (SuperCollege, LLC).
Kaplan Scholarships: Billions of Dollars in Free Money for College (Kaplan).
Paying for College Without Going Broke (Princeton Review).
Peterson's Scholarships, Grants & Prizes (Petersons Guides).
Peterson's Winning Money for College: The High School Student's Guide to Top College Scholarship Contests (Petersons Guides).
The Scholarship Book: The Complete Guide to Private-Sector Scholarships, Grants, and Loans for Undergraduates (Prentice Hall).
Career Choice Books
FEATURED CAREER BOOK FOR TEENSWhat Color Is Your Parachute for Teens: Discovering Yourself, Defining Your Future, by Richard Nelson Bolles and Carol Christen (Ten Speed Press).
OTHER CAREER BOOKS FOR TEENSThe Career ToolKit for High School Students: Making the Transition from School to Work, by Carol Carter, Gary Izurno, Sarah Lyman Kravits, and Diane Lindsey Reeves (Prentice Hall).
Now What? The Young Person's Guide to Choosing the Perfect Career, by Nicholas Lore (Simon & Schuster).
Miscellaneous Books for Teens
FEATURED TEEN SUCCESS BOOKThe Complete Idiot's Guide to Study Skills, by Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D., and Katharine Hansen, Ph.D. (Alpha). The best study skills and academic success book on the market!
The Seven Best Things Smart Teens, by John C. Friel, Ph.D. and Linda D. Friel, M.A. (HCI Teens).
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens Personal Workbook, by Sean Covey (Fireside).
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens: The Ultimate Teenage Success Guide, by Sean Covey (Fireside).
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