Hello! I'm a junior in high school, and I'm looking for some guidance on the college application process. What are the best resources you've found for advice and tips? I've heard of CollegeVine, but are there any other helpful websites or books? Thanks!
Hi there! It's great that you're starting to think about the college application process early. As a parent who recently went through this with my own child, I can recommend several resources that we found helpful. In addition to CollegeVine, websites like The College Board, College Confidential, and Niche provide valuable insights and tips on the application process, college rankings, and student experiences. You can also find some useful advice on forums like Reddit's ApplyingToCollege subreddit. For books, 'Fiske Guide to Colleges' and 'The Princeton Review's The Best 385 Colleges' are popular choices that offer comprehensive information about colleges across the U.S. Additionally, 'The College Essay Guy' website and the book 'On Writing the College Application Essay' by Harry Bauld can help with crafting your essays. Lastly, don't forget to reach out to your high school guidance counselor, as they can be an invaluable resource in guiding you through the process. Good luck on your college journey!