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- Advising Student Athletes Through the College Recruitment Process : A Complete Guide for Counselors, Coaches and Parents
by Michael D. Koehler
- An Educated Choice: Advice for Parents of College-Bound Students
by Frank A. Brock
There are more than four thousand colleges and universities in the United States alone. How can parents assist their children in selecting the right one? Frank A. Brock, president of Covenant College, helps parents of high school students negotiate the maze of choices with sound advice and practical information. He answers many questions parents have, including: "Is bigger necessarily better?"; "Can I afford to send my child to a private college?"; "Is prestige important?"; "What is a 'good' education?"; "What constitutes a positive learning environment?"; and "Should I send my child to a Christian college?"
Brock contends that both parents and children benefit by discussing what they want out of a college education, and he offers valuable material for discussion. He includes helpful information about social factors affecting the learning environment, the pros and cons of college loans, and the importance of student attitudes.
Parents of college-bound students, high school guidance counselors, and others who help in the college selection process will benefit from this straightforward, honest approach to choosing a college or university.
- And What About College? : How Homeschooling Can Lead to Admissions to the Best Colleges & Universities
- Bears' Guide to Earning Degrees by Distance Learning
by John Bear, Mariah Bear
Bears’ Guide to Earning Degrees by Distance Learning 15th Edition by John Bear, Ph.D., and Mariah Bear, M.A.
After 25 years this classic best-seller is still the resource for anyone looking to earn a degree in a nontraditional way. Since the last edition of BEARS’ GUIDE, the Internet has spawned hundreds of new distance-learning programs, both legitimate and phony. The 15th edition lists them all, expanding its coverage to over 3,000 schools. An improved subject index makes it even easier to identify which schools offer programs in desired fields. And for the first time, the Bears include an acceptability rating for every school’s degree, based on their extensive survey of college registrars and admissions officers. The best book on nontraditional education keeps getting better.
- Choosing the Right College: 2008-2009: The Whole Truth about America's Top Schools
by John Zmirak (Editor)
The ISI guide also provides specific advice on which professors to seek out—and which courses and departments to avoid.
As an exclusive feature, Choosing the Right College advises students which courses they should take at each school to provide themselves with a true core curriculum. This unique build-your-own-core feature is one more reason that Choosing the Right College has become the most valuable and trusted college guide on the market for students seeking a genuine liberal education.
This 2008–9 edition includes essays on thirteen institutions not previously covered: Agnes Scott College, Case Western Reserve University, Centre College, Fordham University, George Washington University, Gettysburg College, University of King’s College (Halifax), Lehigh University, Occidental College, University of Rochester, Trinity Western University (British Columbia), University of Tulsa, and Union College.
- Choosing the Right College: The Whole Truth about America's 110 Top Schools
by Winfield J. C. Myers, editor
In this thoroughly revised and expanded edition of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute's critically acclaimed college guide, Choosing the Right College, 110 of the nation's top colleges and universities are examined in essays averaging 3,000 words. The first edition (1998), which saw four printings, set new standards for the college guide market, including informed, critical essays, the names of the best professors at each campus, and rigorous research. No other college guide so closely examines every school's academic, political, and social situation. Additions to this second edition include ten more essays, revised and updated coverage of every school, a new essay on liberal learning, and increased coverage of student life. For practical help, tuition, enrollment, and other important facts are included for each school.
- College Board Scholarship Handbook 2003, The
by The College Board
A trusted guide to over 2,300 scholarships, internships, and loan programs for undergraduates. The College Board Scholarship Handbook 2003, with an all-new scholarship search and test-prep CD-ROM, is the ideal resource for students and parents looking for alternatives to fund a college education. The guide provides complete and authoritative facts about more than 2,300 legitimate undergraduate scholarships, internships, and loan programs. It also contains numerous indexes to help counselors and students focus on appropriate awards and find up-to-date information quickly.
- College Degrees by Mail & Internet
by John Bear, Mariah P. Bear
100 Accredited Schools That Offer Bachelor'S, Master'S, Doctorates, and Law Degrees by Distance Learning
- College Financial Aid
Three great books and one innovative CD, an invaluable collection at an affordable price for both parents and students. This kit contains: Financial Aid 101, Get A Jump! The Financial Aid Answer Book, Scholarship Almanac
- College Planner - Switched on Schoolhouse
Little or no budget for college counseling? Help your students prepare for college with the Switched-on Schoolhouse College Planner. This Program is designed as a one-semester course to guide students in college planning, selection and application. Plus, they earn high school credit while doing it!
- Kaplan Scholarships 2003
by R. David Weber, Douglas Bucher (Introduction), Gail Ann Schlachter
Kaplan does the work for you. The scholarships in this book have been carefully selected. You won't waste time wading through $50 scholarships or ones that are tied to only one school. Each entry in Scholarships 2003 is worth at least $1,000, does not require repayment, and is not restricted to any one school.
- Nelson's Complete Guide To Colleges & Universities For Christians
by Thomas Nelson Publishing
Nelson's guide offers over 1,000 listings of colleges and universities that are affiliated with a denomination, offer a religion (e.g. theology) major, or provide superior Christian organization(s) on campus. Chaplains, nearby churches, and other opportunities for ministry are also noted. A CD-ROM is also included with resume helps, categorical searches, and active links to each school's web page.
- Peterson's Guide to Distance Learning Programs, 2003
- Peterson's Scholarship Almanac, 2003
- Students' Guide to Colleges : The Definitive Guide to America's Top 100 SchoolsWritten by the Real Experts--the Students Who Attend Them
by Jordan Goldman, Colleen Buyers
College guides are a must for any teenager trying to choose the right school. Unfortunately, most guidebooks are vague, boring tomes written by administrators and journalists, instead of the real experts–the college students that actually go there. Students’ Guide to Colleges is different. Entirely student-written and edited, this invaluable resource cuts through the cant with comprehensive listings of the vital statistics and requirements for America’s top 100 schools accompanied by three totally honest, fresh, fun-to-read descriptions penned by attending undergrads from different walks of life. Want to know how big classes really are? How rigorous the academics get? Or how greek or granola, chill or up-tight, homogenous or diverse, gay or straight, a campus really is? Lively, irreverent, and insightful, the Students’ Guide to Colleges is the only guidebook that offers multiple perspectives on each school and tells it like it is so that college applicants can make the best choice when deciding where they want to spend their college years.