A little research goes a long way
Parents as well as students will find these to be good resources as they navigate the school search and admissions process.
Admission Matters: What Students and Parents Need to Know about Getting into College
Springer, Sally P., Reider, Jon, and Morgan, Joyce Vining.
Best 380 Colleges
The Princeton Review
Book of Majors
The College Board
The College Application Essay
McGinty, Sarah M.
College Match: A Blueprint for Choosing the Best School for You
Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges
Pope, Loren, Edited by Hillary Masell Oswald
Cool Colleges: For the Hyper-Intelligent, Self-Directed, Late Blooming, and Just Plain Different
Crazy U: One Dad’s Crash Course in Getting His Kid Into College
Fiske Guide to Colleges
Fiske, Edward B.
Four Year College Admissions Data: Index of Majors and Sports
Wintergreen Orchard House
Looking Beyond the Ivy League: Finding the College That’s Right for You
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants See Chapter 3.
The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College
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General University Planning Websites
Colleges of Distinction
Colleges That Change Lives
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System
National Association of Foreign Student Advisors
National Survey of Student Engagement
National Association for College Admission Counseling
Resources Specific to Canadian Universities
Scholarships and Financial Aid Websites
Canada: Provincial, Territorial and Federal Student Loans
Canada Student Loans
Student Aid Alberta
Manitoba Student Aid
New Brunswick Student Financial Services
Newfoundland and Labrador Student Financial Services
Northwest Territories Student Financial Assistance
Nova Scotia Student Assistance
Nunavut Student Funding
Ontario Student Assistance Program
Prince Edward Island Student Financial Services
Quebec Student Financial Aid website
Saskatchewan Student Loans
Yukon Student Financial Assistance
National Scholarships (Canada and US)
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC)
Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT)
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)