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College Guide Books
FEATURED TEEN COLLEGE BOOK:The 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 BOOKS:The Best 376 Colleges, 2012 Edition.
Best Answers to the 201 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Getting Into College, by Mary Kay Shanley and Julia Johnston (McGraw-Hill).
Get Into Any College: Secrets Of Harvard Students, by Gen S. Tanabe and Kelly Y. Tanabe (SuperCollege, LLC).
The Fiske Guide to Colleges -- 2013 (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 BOOKS:100 Successful College Application Essays (NAL Trade).
101 Things a College Girl Should Know, from a Big Sister Who's Been There, by Stephanie Edwards (Andrews & McMeel).
A is for Admission: The Insider's Guide to Getting into the Ivy League and Other Top Colleges, by Michele A. Hernandez (Warner Books).
ADD and the College Student: A Guide for High School and College Students With Attention Deficit Disorder, by Patricia Quinn (Magination).
America's Lowest Cost Colleges, by Nicholas A. Roes (Lifetime 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).
The Black Student's Guide to Colleges, by Barry Beckham (Beckham House).
The Black Student's Guide to Scholarships: 600+ Private Money Sources for Black and Minority Students, by Barry Beckham (Madison Books).
Bright College Years: Inside the American College Today, by Anne Matthews (University of Chicago Press).
College and Career Success for Students With Learning Disabilities, by Roslyn Dolber (VGM).
The College Board Book of Majors (College Board).
The College Board International Student Handbook (College Board).
College Countdown: The Parent's and Student's Survival Kit for the College Admissions Process, by Jill Von Gruben (McGraw-Hill).
College Majors Handbook with Real Career Paths and Payoffs: The Actual Jobs, Earnings, and Trends for Graduates of 60 College Majors, by Neeta P. Fogg, Ph.D., Paul E. Harrington, Ph.D., and Thomas F. Harrington, Ph.D. (Jist).
Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges, by Loren Pope (Penguin).
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).
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 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).
Writing A Winning College Application Essay, by Wilma Davidson and Susan McCloskey (Petersons Guides).
Paying for College Books
BEST PAYING FOR COLLEGE BOOK:The Ultimate Scholarship Book 2012: Billions of Dollars in Scholarships, Grants and Prizes, by Gen S. Tanabe and Kelly Y. Tanabe (SuperCollege, LLC).
OTHER COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID/SCHOLARSHIPS BOOKS:The College Board Getting Financial Aid Handbook (College Board).
The College Board Scholarship Handbook (College Board).
Complete Idiot's Guide to Financial Aid for College, by David E. Rye (Alpha Books).
Don't Miss Out: The Ambitious Student's Guide to Financial Aid, by Anna J. Leider and Robert Leider (Octameron Associates).
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).
Winning Scholarships for College: An Insider's Guide, by Marianne Ragins (Owl Books).
Career Choice Books
FEATURED CAREER BOOK FOR TEENS:What 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 TEENS:The 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 BOOK:The 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!
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul: 101 Stories of Life, Love and Learning, by Jack Canfield (Health Communications).
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul II: 101 More Stories of Life, Love and Learning, by Jack Canfield (Health Communications).
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul III: More Stories of Life, Love and Learning, by Jack Canfield (Health Communications).
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul IV: More Stories of Life, Love and Learning, by Jack Canfield (Health Communications).
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Love & Friendship, by Jack Canfield (Health Communications).
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Tough Stuff: Stories of Tough Times and Lessons Learned, by Jack Canfield (Health Communications).
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).
The Teenager's Guide to the Real World, by Marshall Brian (BYG Publishing).
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