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Campus Visits and College Interviews - Zola Dincin Schneider
Call Number: TEEN 378.19 S
ISBN: 9780874476750
Publication Date: 2002-08-01
Explains what to look for when visiting a college campus, tells how to prepare for interviews, and shows how to interpret a college catalog.

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The C Students Guide to Scholarships - Peterson's
Call Number: Teen 378.3 H
ISBN: 9780768936155
Publication Date: 2012-10-09
Students without perfect grades can still attend college if they really want to. Describes ways to find money to help pay for higher education even for the student who doesn't have straight A grades.

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How to Survive Your Freshman Year - Mark W. Bernstein (Created by); Yadin Kaufmann (Created by); Frances Northcutt (Editor); Scott Silverman (Editor)
Call Number: TEEN 378.1 H
ISBN: 9781933512310
Publication Date: 2010-03-30
Offers incoming college freshmen the experience, advice, and wisdom of their peers: hundreds of other students who have survived their first year of college and have something interesting to say about it.

College Resources on the Web


Websites to help navigate that difficult college application process. 

  • U.S. News Best Colleges
    Get exclusive rankings of 1,600 schools. Use tools to search for your perfect fit. And find details on scholarships, loans, and grants.
  • A guide to admissions from U.S. News & World Report magazine
    Searching and choosing the best college for you also involves knowing when to apply, deciding whether to apply early decision, crafting college essays, and preparing for interviews with admissions officials. Tips, tools, and expert advice from this trusted source can make the college application process easier.
    Web site for student and parents searching for college-related information. CollegeView contains hundreds of articles pertaining to the college planning process, along with over 4,000 college-specific information pages. Students and families can also use college search tool, SuperMatch, to search for and find colleges that match their interests and needs. Also includes a section for college chats.
    Search for scholarships by type, by grade, by state or even trending scholarships. even helps with recruiting.
    Use Edutrek's college matchmaker to find the college or university that best meets your needs and interests. It also provides information about scholarships and test taking.
  • Guide to the FAFSA
    An updated and user-friendly guide to the FAFSA.
  • Free Tuition Funding
  • Affordable Colleges
    This helpful site shows you how you may graduate college debt free.

Library eResources

To access the resources below from home you'll need to log in using your library card and PIN (last four digits of whatever phone number we have on file for you).


  • The Choice
    The NY times blog examines all facets of the college admissions process.
  • Campus Grotto
    From the website famous for their rankings of the nation's most expensive colleges. You'll find all sorts of advice on surviving college life.
  • Study hacks
    A computer geek ponders the question of why some people succeed and others do not.
  • College Admissions Counseling
    Helping student find the right college for them.

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