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Recommended College Admission Books

Given the notable hype around the college admission process in recent years, we encourage families to seek accurate information, along with wisdom from seasoned voices. From the large and growing collection of college admission-related books, we offer a handful of recommendations. Not only does the list cover topics ranging from navigating high school to completing applications and making the most of college, but it also includes books that provide valuable perspective to students and parents. These books represent well our approach and thinking as we work with families.


Admission Matters:
What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting Into College

By Sally P. Springer, Jon Reider, Joyce Vining Morgan

Admissions Matters

College Match:
A Blueprint for Choosing the Best School for You

By Steven R. Antonoff, Ph.D.

Less Stress, More Success: A New Approach to Guiding Your Teen Through College Admission and Beyond

By Kenneth R. Ginsburg & Merilee Jones

Where You Go is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania

By Frank Bruni

I’m Going to College—Not You!
Surviving the College Search with Your Child

By Jennifer Delahunty

How to Raise an Adult, Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success

By Julia Lythcott-Haims

The Thinking Student’s Guide to College: 75 Tips for getting a Better Education

By Andrew Roberts


Paula Sutton

Paula Sutton

Titles: Director of College Counseling
Phone Numbers:
School: 503-416-9350
Jenny Cleveland

Jenny Cleveland

Titles: Upper School College Counselor
Phone Numbers:
School: 503-416-9242
Betsy Velluto

Betsy Velluto

Titles: College Counseling Administrative Assistant
Phone Numbers:
School: 503-416-9351