Five Helpful Titles for Selecting a College

By Lilian Calix
September 29, 2014
Hamilton Grange Library
Teens' Guide to College cover
Book of Majors cover
Naked Roommate cover

A new school year has begun and many young people are starting their senior year of high school. The high school seniors and juniors are starting  college applications. It is beneficial to start planning early for college. 

Selecting a college can be a difficult process. There many choices and  many questions one must ask to find the place that is right for you. For example, do you want to live on campus? Do you want to move to another state? Do you want to commute to college? Do you want to study abroad? What do you want to major in? Do you qualify for financial aid? Do you want to take out loans?

An education is very important. While at college you learn a lot about yourself and have the opportunity to refine your life and career goals. 

A few titles that can be helpful through the search are: Teens' Guide to College & Career PlanningSeventeen's Guide to Getting Into CollegeBook of Majors and College Handbook.  

Lastly, while in college a great title to read is The Naked Roommate by Harlan Cohen. The book details 107 issues that a student might encounter in college, The title deals with everything from roommates, Greek life, relationships, alcohol and friendships, just to name a few. 

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