Guidebooks and Websites

Guidebooks and Websites
College, Career, and Summer Opportunities The SBHS Media Center has a variety of College and Career books available for students to borrow.

The South Brunswick Public Library has a college preparation section which contains most of the books on this list. It also has a large career section with books on a wide variety of careers.

The following books and websites are not endorsed by SBHS. They are listed for informational purposes only. College Books and Websites College Books College Admission Testing Self-Study Books (PSAT, SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests)
  • CollegeBoard - administers the PSAT, SAT and SAT Subject tests

  • The Real ACT Prep Guide - administers the ACT exam

  • Princeton Review - a variety of books for all college admission tests

  • Kaplan - a variety of books for all college admission tests

  • Barron's - a variety of books for all college admission tests

Factual College Guidebooks
  • Barron's Profiles of American Colleges

  • CollegeBoard College Handbook (2-Year and 4-Year schools)

  • Peterson's Two-Year Colleges

  • Peterson's Four-Year Colleges

  • Peterson's Honors Programs & Colleges

  • Peterson's Visual & Performing Arts - Professional Degree Programs

  • Princeton Review - Television, Film, and Media Programs

  • They Teach That in College? Guide to 75 interesting college majors & programs

  • Princeton Review - The K&W Guide to Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities or ADD

  • Survival Guide for College Students with ADHD or LD - Kathleen G. Nadeau, PH.D

  • Barron's SAT Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities

Subjective College Guidebooks
  • Fiske Guide to Colleges

  • Princeton Review - The Best 368 Colleges

  • Princeton Review - The Best Northeastern Colleges

  • Rugg's Recommendations on the Colleges - Frederick E. Rugg

  • The Insider's Guide to the Colleges

  • The College Prowler - printed for many inpidual colleges

  • US News & World Report's Ultimate College Guide

  • Barron's Best Buy's in College Education

  • Princeton Review - America's Best Value Colleges

  • The Hidden Ivies 2nd edition: 50 Colleges - Howard Greene

  • America's Best Colleges for B Students - Tamra B. Orr

  • Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change The Way You Think About College - Loren Pope

  • Cool Colleges for the Hyper-Intelligent, Self-Directed, Late Blooming, and Just Plain Different - Donald Asher

Choosing a Major
  • CollegeBoard Book of College Majors

  • Princeton Review Guide to College Majors

The College Preparation and Applications Process
  • Princeton Review - The Road to College

  • The Ultimate College Acceptance System - Danny Ruderman

  • Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College

  • Looking Beyond the Ivy League: Finding the College That's Right For You - Loren Pope

  • Winning the College Admissions Game: Strategies for Parents and Students - Peter Van Buskirk

  • The ABC's of College Planning (NJ Association for College Counseling)

  • CollegeBoard - The College Application Essay

  • Peterson's Best College Admissions Essays

  • Princeton Review - College Essays That Made a Difference

Financial Aid, Scholarships and Grants
  • CollegeBoard Guide to Getting Financial Aid

  • CollegeBoard Scholarship Handbook

  • Peterson's Scholarships, Grants & Prizes

  • Peterson's College Money Handbook

  • Get Free Cash for College - Gen & Kelly Tanabe

  • Directory of Financial Aid for Women - Gail Ann Schlachter

  • Financial Aid for African Americans - Gail Ann Schlachter

  • College Student's Guide to Merit and Other No-Need Funding - Gail Ann Schlachter

Have a Successful Freshman Year at College
  • How to Survive Your Freshman Year - Frances Northcutt, editor

  • How to Get A's in College - Frances Northcutt, editor

  • The Everything College Survival Book - Michael S. Malone

  • Getting the Best Out of College - Peter Feaver

  • Survival Guide for College Students with ADHD or LD - Kathleen G. Nadeau, PH.D

  • Getting In Without Freaking Out (for overwhelmed parents) - Arlene Matthews

  • Winning the College Admissions Game: Strategies for Parents - Peter Van Buskirk

  • When Your Kid Goes to College: A Parents' Survival Guide - Carol Barkin

  • Letting Go: A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years - Karen Levin Coburn

  • Parents Guide to College Life - Robin Raskin

College Websites: College Admission Test Information & Preparation

Options includes private and small group tutoring, classroom courses, online courses, and self-study books

CollegeBoard Register for and research the SAT and SAT Subject (SAT II) tests. Offer test preparation including online courses and self-study books
ACT Register for and research the ACT exam. Offer ACT test preparation as well
College Optional SAT Find schools that do not require SAT or ACT College Admission Exams
Princeton Review Variety of options for test preparation for all college admission tests
Kaplan Variety of options for test preparation for all college admission tests
Barron's Test preparation for PSAT, ACT and SAT exams

College Information Sites:
Preparing for College Federal government site for parents and students
Why Go to College US Dept of Education site
NACAC A variety of articles about the college process and local College Fair schedules
CollegeBoard College planning and research, application tips, time management tips
ACT College planning information and checklists
Peterson's College planning and research
Princeton Review College planning, research, majors, and scholarships
Yahoo Directory of Colleges Search by state or country. Links to selected university home page
Campus Crime Stats Government site to research campus crime statistics
About.Com College planning and research
My Road CollegeBoard site to research colleges, majors, and careers
College Prowler Rankings by school on academics, safety, food, housing, dorms, etc.
College View Select colleges by special interest area
Go College College survival tips and college research
Historically Black Colleges Research schools which are listed in alphabetical order
US News & World Report College rankings in a variety of categories
Virtual Campus Tours Select a college to see photos or videos of campus and buildings Videos feature interviews with students, local merchants, faculty and staff from more than 200 colleges and universities across the country.
Young Adult Library Services Outstanding books for the college bound Search for colleges around the country and around the world.
National Center for Education Links and searches to colleges and universities
Online Education and Degrees Online education and degree program information
AIU Online Career-relevant degrees
Capella University Degree programs listed by professional focus
Kaplan University Includes financial aid info
University of Phoenix Online Includes links to all campus locations

Financial Aid :
FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid required by most colleges
FAFSA PIN Number Register for required FAFSA pin number for student and parent
CSS Profile (CollegeBoard) CollegeBoard administers the CSS Profile required by some colleges in addition to the FAFSA for financial aid and merit scholarships
Student Fin Aid Guide Federal government site for parents & students for student aid
Fastweb Research scholarships
Finaid Research scholarships, loans and other financial aid
Find Money for College Research scholarships

Athletics :
NAIA National Association of Intercollegiate Athletes
NCAA National Collegiate Athletic Association
College Sports Eligibility NCAA Eligibility for pision I and II
Univ. Sports Programs For student athletes going to school around the world

Hats Worker
Career Books and Websites Both the SBHS Media Center and the South Brunswick Public Library have a wide variety of books on inpidual jobs and careers in addition to the books listed below. Career Books
  • 250 Best Jobs through Apprenticeships - Michael J. Farr

  • A Guide to America's Federal Jobs - Bruce Maxwell

  • 100 Top Careers without a Four-Year Degree - JIST Works (publisher)

  • 300 Best Jobs Without a Four-Year Degree - Michael Farr

  • Careers Without College Series - Peterson's (publisher)

  • The Book of US Postal Exams and Post Office Jobs - Bookhaus (publisher)

  • 100 Fastest Growing Careers - Michael Farr

  • 100 Top Computer and Technical Careers - JIST Works (publisher)

  • 100 Top Health-Care Careers - Saul Wischnitzer

  • 150 Best Low-Stress Jobs - Laurence Shatkin

  • 150 Best Recession-Proof Jobs - Laurence Shatkin

  • 100 Top Careers for College Graduates - Michael J. Farr

  • 200 Best Jobs for College Graduates - Michael Farr

  • Top 300 Careers - JIST Works (publisher)

  • Top Careers for Liberal Arts Graduates - Checkmark Books (publisher)

  • Great Jobs Series (one for each major) - McGraw Hill (publisher)

  • Do What You Are: By Personality Type - Paul Tieger

  • What Color is Your Parachute for Teens, Discovering Yourself - Richard Nelson Bolles

  • 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality - Michael Farr
Career Websites
Occupational Outlook Online version of the annual book published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Find information about careers: education, salary, jobs outlook and more
Bureau of Labor & Statistics Variety of statistics and information about employment
NJ Dept of Labor State of New Jersey workforce information
My Road (CollegeBoard) Research careers with or without a college degree
Job Star Central Provides help on resume writing, job search, career guides and salary info
New Jersey Newspapers Provides New Jersey news and classified ads
Americorps State and National programs, Vista, NCCC
Peace Corps Volunteer in international locations in a variety of fields
Life Colors Questionnaire What Kind of Person Are You?
The Vocational Information Center


Summer Opportunities, Books and Websites Summer Opportunity Books
  • Peterson's Summer Programs for Kids & Teenagers

  • Princeton Review - The 500 Best Ways to Spend the Summer

  • Guide to Summer Camps and Schools - Porter Sargent Handbook
Summer Opportunity Websites
Peterson's Summer Info Summer camps, schools, programs in the US, Canada and international locations for those interested in art, sports, wilderness, or other special interests

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