Counseling Center Resources
Books and Reference Guides
100 Colleges Where Average Students Can Excel- List of 100 colleges, the majors/degree programs, all about the college facilities and programs, demographics of the student population, student life activities that are available, all about the community, and requirements for admission for each college.
A Students Guide to College Admissions- The book is about getting started. Reviews how to pick the right college, general admission requirements, the application process, and how to receive financing for your college education.
Barron’s Guide to the Most Competitive Colleges- Lists 74 of the most competitive colleges. Includes a detailed description of the school, including; location, size, admission requirements, curriculum, faculty, entertainment, student life activities, resident life, financial aid, fun facts, and prominent graduates each.
Barron’s Profile of American Colleges- In depth descriptions of more than 1650 schools. Information regarding admission requirements, tests scores, application deadlines, academic programs, students-faculty ratios, tuitions and fees, and athletic and recreational facilities. Also includes ratings of colleges from least competitive to most competitive. The
Book of Majors (2009)- Lists of hundreds of majors; what they are all about, whether it is for you, recommended high school preparation, typical courses in the major, concentrations, what they study of the major is like, questions to ask colleges about the major, and career options.
Career Information Center (3 books): Health, Marketing and Distribution Environment, and Agribusiness and Natural Resources- Books are by subject. Books describe the history of the career field, and then help the student decide which career within the field that they would want to explore more. It aids a student in how to find and apply for jobs, and also overviews the different jobs that there are in the field.
Career Pathways- Cumberland/Perry Vo-Tech School- Presents pathways that students could follow, pre-requisites and skills needed for the pathways, occupation descriptions, and qualifications for graduation. Also lists related occupations to the specified pathways.
Chronicle Financial Aid Guide- Assists students in their search for financial aid. Contains information on more than 417,700 awards offered nationally or regionally by non-collegiate organizations, both public and private. Also contains information on federal programs, state-sponsored programs, and programs offered by labor unions.
Chronicle Two Year College Databook (2003/04, 2005/06, 2008/09, 2009/10)- The two year college majors and career section lists over 2,000 institutions offering over 760 occupational, associate degree, and transfer programs. The 2 year college charts section lists characteristics about the institutions.
Choosing A College- A step by step guide to choosing a college. Includes many activities that would help one find a college that fits who they are, what they like to do and what they want to do while in college.
College Cost and Financial Aid Handbook (2001)- Detailed description of 3,100 colleges including itemized chart of students expenses, needs based and scholarship programs, freshman financial aid profile and when and how to apply for aid.
Fiske Guide to Colleges (2005 & 2006)- Includes write ups on the country’s “best and most interesting” colleges and universities, and schools that are considered “best buys”. Ranking of institutions by academics, social life and quality of life, and vital information that you need to know about each college’s admission policy, including deadlines. Lists both graduate and professional majors, and contains charts which list four year colleges and characteristics about each.
Index of Majors and Graduate Degrees- Find out where you can study the major you want, at the degree level you need. Guide to current undergraduate and graduate programs at nearly 3,000 accredited institutions. Includes over 600 majors, with state by state listings of colleges that offer each major.
Military Careers (2 Books)- Breaks down into the different branches of the military, the different areas of occupations in the military, and the specific occupations of the military. Explains the ASVAB, how it is scored and how to read it.
Occupational Outlook Handbook (2000/01)- Reviews careers in all fields. Looks at the specifics in each field such as; nature of work, working conditions, employment numbers, training/qualifications, job outlook, earnings, and related occupations.
Opportunities to Care: The Pfizer Guide to Careers in Nursing- All about the nursing field. Describes the career path, the future of nursing, and the different practice areas of nursing. Includes real life stories from nurses in every field and what education they received to get them where they are today.
Patterson’s Schools Classified (2006)- More than 7,000 post secondary schools, listed by academic classification (career college, community/junior college, women’s college, etc.). Includes address, email and phone numbers for all schools listed.
Peterson’s Four Year Colleges (2007)- Facts and figures for more than 2,500 colleges in the
Peterson’s Get a Jump- The Student Aid Answer Book- Helps students and parents to understand Financial Aid. Includes thorough reviews of; the beginning process, different types of educational funding and repayment of loans, alternative ways to trim college costs, PA funding solutions, and FAQ’s about Aid. Gives the reader a general understanding of what Financial Aid.
Peterson’s Study Abroad (1995)- Information for over 1,300 programs all over the world, which are listed alphabetically by country. Includes what college each program is through, eligibility, academic focus, cost, living arrangements, and contact information.
Peterson’s Two Year Colleges (2005 & 2007)- Facts and figures for more than 2,500 colleges in the
RUGG’s Recommendations on the Colleges- Lists the quality departments at quality colleges. Provides information on the selection process of colleges and the criteria upon which candidates are selected.
Summer On Campus- Detailed information on more than 400 programs at colleges throughout the
Summer Opportunities for Kids and Teenagers- Summer programs both in the
Scholarship Handbook (2007)- The most reliable information available on over 3,300 scholarship programs. Helps you get the facts you need about where to find money for college from private, federal, and state sources. Includes in-depth details on each scholarship and advice on paying for colleges and tips on avoiding scholarship scams.
The Best 357 Colleges of 2005 and The Best 361 Colleges of 2006- The Princeton Review presents the best 357 and 361 colleges of that particular year. Includes a description of the school, student life activities, academia, etc. Also has details of application deadlines and averages accepted for SAT scores, etc.
The Scholarship Book 12th Edition- Scholarships, grants, etc. Listed by both specific and general areas of interest. Includes scholarships, grants, fellowships, and loans and the amount, deadlines, requirements and application process of each one.
Scholarships, Grants, and Prizes (2000)- Brief yet detailed overview of general and subject specific grants, scholarships, and prizes. Includes the eligibility and application requirements, and contact information for each scholarship/grant, etc.
Preparation Books: Include topics, and questions taken from the exams themselves. Also some books include self tutor pages and practice tests.
10 Real SAT’s
ACT Premier Program
Cracking the Boards- USMLE
How to Prepare for the AP Psychology Exam
How to Prepare for the SAT
Mastering the Math- PSAT/SAT1
The New SAT Video/DVD
The New SAT Writing Workbook
The New PSAT
The Official SAT Study Guide
Abusive Relationships and Acquaintance Rape
Acting on Your Values
Building and Maintaining Healthy Relationships
Communicating with Parents
Depression and Suicide
Drugs and Alcohol Parts 1 and 2
Drinking and Driving
Friendship and Dating
Getting Along With Others (2)
Guidance Club for Teens
In Search of Character Series
Raising Your Parents
Recognizing Unhealthy Relationships
Self-Awareness and Your Options
Self-Esteem (4 different videos)
Sex, Lies, and the Truth
Shyness and Assertiveness
Take Charge of Your Life
Tug of War Strategies for Conflict Resolution
Understanding and Coping with Bullies
Choices for Life After High School: A Money Game
Investigating the World of Work
Jobs: Seeing, Finding, Keeping
Keys to Job Success
Plans for Success
College Applications and Essay6s: How to Make Yourself Stand Out
College Freshman Survival Guide
College Myths Busted: Continue Your Education by PHEAA
Countdown to Acceptance: A Timeline for College Bound Students
How to Pay for College
How to Teach Students to Take Notes in Class
I Dropped Out
SAT Subject Tests Practice CD (Spanish and French Tests)
Study Skills 1 and 2
This is A Test- This is Only a Test
This Way to an A