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The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College – Jacques Steinberg (Penguin Books, 2003)

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens – Sean Covey (Touchstone, 2014)

Admission Matters: What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting into College – Sally P. Springer (Jossey-Bass, 2013)

Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges – Loren Pope (Penguin Books, 2012)

Fiske Guide to Colleges 2015 – Edward Fiske (Sourcebooks, 2014)

Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges – Loren Pope (Penguin Books, 2012)

Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps – Alan Gelb (Ten Speed Press, 2013)

On Writing the College Application Essay: The Key to Acceptance at the College of Your Choice – Harry Bauld (Collins Reference, 2012)

The Source of the River, the Social Origins of freshman at America’s Selective Colleges and Universities – Douglas S. Massey, Camille Charles, Garvey Lundy and Mary J.
Fischer (Princeton University, 2003)

How to Succeed on a Majority Campus, a Guide for Minority Students – Marc Levy, Michael Blanco and W. Terrell Jones (Wadsworth Publishing, 1998)

College Rules!, 3rd Edition: How to Study, Survive and Succeed in College – Sherrie Nist and Jodi Patrick Holschuh (Ten Speed Press, 2011)

The Financial Aid Handbook: Getting the Education You Want for the Price You Can Afford – Carol Stack and Ruth Vedvik (Career Press, 2011)

The Ultimate Scholarship Book 2015: Billions of Dollars in Scholarships, Grants, and Prizes – Gen Tanabe and Kelly Tanabe (SuperCollege, 2014)

Scholarships, Grants & Prizes 2015 (Peterson’s Scholarships, Grants & Prizes) – Peterson’s (Peterson’s, 2014)

Confessions of a Scholarship Winner: The Secrets That Helped Me Win $500,000 in Free Money for College – How You Can Too! – Kristina Ellis (Worthy Publishing, 2013

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