College Preparation

During the final years at Luther Preparatory School, students will be concerned about fulfilling high school requirements in preparation for the future. Important decisions will also have to be made. Many of these decisions have to deal with plans and preparation for college. Three main areas are:
    1. College Entrance Exams
    2. College Financial Aid
    3. Scholarship Opportunities
Information on these three topics can be found by following the links.

Recommended Reading

  • The Fiske Guide to Colleges, Edward B. Fiske
  • The Insider’s Guide to the Colleges, Yale Daily News Staff
  • Colleges That Change Lives, Loren Pope
  • The Hidden Ivies: Thirty Colleges of Excellence, Howard Greene, Matthew W. Greene
  • Looking Beyond the Ivy League: Finding the College That’s Right for You, Loren Pope
  • College Unranked: Ending the College Admissions Frenzy, Lloyd Thacker
  • The College Finder: Choosing the School That’s Right for You,Steven R. Antonoff
  • The Public Ivies, Howard Greene, Matthew W. Greene
  • The Big Book of Colleges, College Prowler
  • College Handbook, College Board
  • Four-Year Colleges, Peterson’s
  • Profiles of American Colleges, Barron’s
  • Guide to the Most Competitive Colleges, Barron’s
  • Complete Book of Colleges, Princeton Review
Applying and Process:
  • The College Admissions Mystique, Bill Mayher
  • Getting In: Inside the College Admissions Process, Bill Paul, William Henry Paul
  • College Admissions Trade Secrets, Andrew Allen
  • Admissions Confidential, Rachel Toor
  • Making It Into a Top College, Howard Greene, Matthew W. Greene
  • How to Say It to Get Into the College of Your Choice, Linda Metcalf
Financial Aid:
  • College Costs and Financial Aid Handbook, The College Board
  • College Money Handbook, Peterson’s
  • Scholarship Handbook, The College Board
  • Don’t Miss Out: The Ambitious Student’s Guide to Financial Aid, Anna Leider
For Parents:
  • Letting Go: A Parents’ Guide to Understanding the College Years, Coburn & Treeger
  • Getting In Without Freaking Out, Arlene Matthews
  • Panicked Parents’ Guide to College Admissions, Rubenstone & Dalb
  • The Thinking Parent’s Guide to College Admissions, Eva Ostrum
College Prep:
  • The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into In College, Harlan Cohen
  • Sharing Spaces: Tips and Strategies on Being a Good College Roommate, Heather Alexander
  • A Girl’s Guide to College, Traci Maynigo
  • Where’s Mom Now That I Need Her?: Surviving Away From Home, Kent P. Frandsen
  • Where’s Dad Now That I Need Him?, Kent P. Frandsen