College Planner: Your All-in-One College Guide (SparkCollege) by SparkNotes Editors
Planning for college is now painless and engaging with the SparkNotes College Planner: a unique, multi-component kit that has all the tools for choosing and applying to college.
The spiral-bound guide inside includes:
- The College Countdown
Each year of high school is mapped out, with tips and information on everything from standardized tests to planning a rigorous class schedule.
- Choosing the Right College for You
Tips from a college admissions expert on a range of selection criteria, including cost, size, location, majors, athletics, and academics.
- Writing the College Application Essay
Students learn to make their essay powerful and unique by understanding what they should (and shouldn’t) write about, how to write with their own voice, and how to tailor one essay for many applications.
- Paying for College
The ultimate “in” for special secrets and tips on getting financial aid and winning scholarships.
- The College Visit Journal
Offers students a place to collect essential and important information during college visit tours. Each section includes a list of questions students should be able to answer about each school after their visit, along with room for pasting photos of the school.
URL: college.sparknotes.com. Students who purchase the SparkNotes College Planner get:
- Free access to SparkNotes database of North American community colleges, technical schools, colleges, and universities. Students can search for institutions based on size, location, cost, and average SAT and ACT scores.
- Free access to direct links for online applications.
- Free access to SparkNotes COLLEGE CENTRAL, a message board where current college students can offer insights on their college experiences.
- Free access to either the New SAT or New ACT content on the SparkNotes test prep website.
- SparkChart’s map of U.S. Colleges: Over 1,000 colleges plotted on a map of the U.S.