These are a few essential resources that ask audrey recommends to help students and families succeed in their college search.

Factual Data

These are books and/or websites that give honest, accessible and pertinent information about the colleges students are considering attending.

Funding/Cost Planning

Essential resources for families to navigate the financial aid and scholarship process.


These include resources for students to begin the process of self-discovery and exploration.

  • Book of Majors, College Board
  • What Color is Your Parachute? For Teens: Discovering Yourself, Defining Your Future, Christen and Bolles

Lifelong Learning

Discover habits and disciplines that will last well beyond college.

  • Colleges That Change Lives, Pope
  • Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, Carlson
  • Seven Habits of Highly Effective People/Teens, Covey
  • The Naked Roommate, Student’s edition and Parent’s Guide, by Harlan Cohen

Insider Information

Most students will know about these sites. They answer a lot of questions that students may have about each school and how others rate academic programs, social life, professors and more!