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Below you will find a number of great books that offer helpful information on College and Career Planning. Click on a book's title in blue font to learn more (all books are available on amazon.com).
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Teen's Guide to College & Career Planning

 

Author: Peterson's

Paperback $ 12.67


With valuable input from teens, parents, and well-known experts, the Teens’ Guide to College & Career Planning knows how to talk to high school students about the important decisions for their plans after graduation. (Source: amazon.com.)

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The Freshman Survival Guide: Soulful Advice for Studying, Socializing, and Everything in Between

 

Author: Nora Bradbury-Haehl

Paperback $13.54


A completely revised and updated values-based guide to navigating the first year of college that speaks to college students in their own language and offers practical tools that readers need to keep from drinking, sleeping, or skipping their way out of college. (Source: amazon.com.)

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College Essay Essentials

 

Author: Ethan Sawyer

Paperback $8.99


Let the College Essay Guy take the stress out of writing your college admission essay. Packed with brainstorming activities, college personal statement samples and more, this book provides a clear, stress-free roadmap to writing your best admission essay. (Source: amazon.com.)

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College Admission Essentials

 

Author: Ethan Sawyer

Paperback $ 15.19


Advice and insight from a team of counselors, advisors, and deans of admission. Interactive exercises that quickly and easily provide the best content for your application. Access to a massive database of online resources, including organizational tools and in-depth guides. Guidance for veterans, students with learning differences, LGBTQ+ students, students interested in women's colleges or HBCUs, and more. (Source: amazon.com.)

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Careers: The Graphic Guide to Planning Your Future

 

Author: DK

Paperback $ 15.29


It's never too early for your teen or tween to start thinking about a career, and Careers is the perfect way to do it. Inspiring and imaginative as well as practical, Careers has charts and tables that help middle- and high-schoolers gauge interest about possible careers — it's like having a personal college and career advisor by their side whenever they need it. (Source: amazon.com.)

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LAUNCH: How to Get Your Kids Through College Debt-Free and Into Jobs They Love Afterward

 

Author: Jeannie Burlowski and Stacy Ennis

Paperback $33.24


You'd love to get your kids through college debt-free—but your kids aren't getting any scholarships, you haven't saved for college, and you make too much to get government financial aid. Is there still hope? Yes, but you’ll need someone to guide you. (Source: amazon.com.)

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College on the Autism Spectrum: A Parent's Guide to Students' Mental Health and Wellness

 

Author: Laurie Leventhal-Belfer, PhD

Paperback $15.08


Covering social issues, independent living, academic challenges, student services and emotional wellbeing, this is the one-stop shop for advice on the transition from school to college or university. The book examines the skills that students need to live and function at college, and the skills parents need to let their teens navigate college without a parent as an intermediary. It offers ways to combat common problems that affect the mental health of people on the spectrum, such as keeping up with homework, fast-paced classes, and complex social expectations. (Source: amazon.com.)

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Our Plan: A Family-Centered Approach to Paying for College

 

Author: Laura H. Gilbert, PhD

Paperback $7.50


Our Plan is a family-centered approach to paying for college that starts and ends with the most important people in the college journey - the student and his or her parents. (Source: amazon.com.)

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1001 Things Every College Student Needs to Know: Like Buying Your Books Before Exams Start

 

Author: Jr. Harrison, Harry H.

Paperback $8.99


Whether it's their first year or fourth, college students (who think they already know everything) can always use powerful and proven tips on how to make the most of their experience. (Source: amazon.com.)

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ADHD: The College Experience: How to stop blaming yourself, work with your strengths, succeed in college, and reach your potential

 

Author: Arash Zaghi PhD & Connie Mosher Syharat

Paperback $ 11.95


ADHD: The College Experience offers a stren

gth-based approach to learning that flips the script about ADHD for students who are struggling to succeed in college. This transformative perspective shows students with ADHD how they can embrace their unique abilities to find joy in learning, succeed in college, and reach their potential. (Source: amazon.com.)

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Time Management Secrets for College Students: The Underground Playbook for Managing School, Work, and Fun

 

Author: Dennis Stemmle

Paperback $17.94


Inside the pages of this book are valuable insights for students to learn how to schedule their time efficiently, how to stop procrastinating, and how to manage their studies, work, and their personal life. (Source: amazon.com.)

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College 101: A Girl's Guide to Freshman Year

 

Author: Julie Zeilinger

Paperback $11.74

 

Unlike other college guides, College 101 is written fro the honest, humorous, and relatable first-person perspective of a young woman who recently experienced her freshman year, while also offering the advice of experts and unique experiences of other college-aged women. This dynamic guide shows girls what to really expect from their first year or college, including pro tips and common pitfalls to avoid. (Source: amazon.com.)

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The Parent's Guide to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum

 

Author: Jane Thierfeld-Brown, Lorraine Wolfe & Lisa King

Paperback $ 23.01


This parent-friendly book, made especially because it is written by parents, who also are autism professionals, takes the fear and mystery out of the college experience. Learn how to select the right campus, how to work with Disability Services staff, what legal protections apply, how to prepare your son or daughter to be an effective self-advocate on campus, what assistance can reasonably be expected from residence hall managers, and faculty. (Source: amazon.com.)

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Ready for Take-Off: Preparing Your Teen With ADHD or LD for College

 

Author: Theresa E. Laurie Maitland PhD & Patricia O. Quinn MD

Paperback $9.99


Using college readiness surveys and handy worksheets, Ready for Take-Off teaches you how to promote self-determination, academic, and daily living skills in your teen—skills needed to succeed in college and in life. (Source: amazon.com.)

 

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The College Girl's Survival Guide: 52 Honest, Faith-Filled Answers to Your Biggest Concerns

 

Author: Hanna Seymour

Paperback $13.70


Each year millions of young women enter the college scene and are surprised to find their glittering preconceptions shattered. College isn't exactly what they had imagined--it's a lot tougher. Social challenges, a demanding schedule, pressure to succeed, shifting family dynamics: how do girls tackle these issues, learn to thrive, and really enjoy this new phase of life? (Source: amazon.com.)

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The Graduate's Handbook: Your No-Nonsense Guide for What Comes Next

 

Author: Clark Gaither MD

Paperback $9.89


The Graduate’s Handbook is more than a thoughtful gift book―it offers insight on careers, procrastination, reality-based living, fear, failure, and relationships. Page after page includes profound quotations from the author himself and dozens of successful authors, philosophers, and historical figures. (Source: amazon.com.)

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Developing College Skills in Students With Autism and Asperger's Syndrome

 

Author: Sarita Freedman

Paperback $24.36


Going to college can be a daunting prospect for any young person, but for teenagers on the autism spectrum this is especially true. Developing College Skills in Students with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome describes the unique needs that ASD students entering further or higher education are likely to have. (Source: amazon.com.)

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Survival Guide for College Students with ADHD or LD

 

Author: Kathleen G. Nadeau

Paperback $12.11


Offers tips and practical suggestions for high school or college students diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder or learning disabilities, including how to arrange for extended-time exams and select an appropriate major. (Source: amazon.com.)

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Common Sense Tips for College Student Success: A Read-and-Find Reflection Guide for High School Graduates


Author: Garrett M. Carter

Paperback $ 11.99


This unique and cleverly designed resource seeks to inform, educate, and entertain incoming college freshmen so that they will not only survive their first year, but thrive! Covering 30 relevant topics, this award-winning book provides common sense tips that impact college student success in areas such as people, resources, organization, class, positive habits, and more. Written by a college instructor, the author knows exactly what to cover in order to help first-year college students succeed. (Source: amazon.com.)