First, take a look at these programs coming up (FREE - at Red Bank Branch Library), and bring a friend or parent and come listen to professionals explain Choosing a College, Applying and Interviewing, and Financial Aid. You'll be glad you did!
You can also find lots of books on the subject in the Career section at your library - ask someone at the reference desk if you don't know where that is.
You can work on improving your test scores with the free online test prep available through the library.
Or if you are tired of learning the facts and procedures, you can read fiction about teens in the midst of choosing a college and the Admissions process.
- Hacking Harvard by Robin Wasserman - Friends attempt to game the system and get an "unworthy" candidate admitted
- Getting In: a novel by James Finney Boylan - Four high school seniors and their three chaperones take to the road in a Winnebago to interview at nine prestigious New England colleges
- Better Than Yesterday by Robyn Schneider - Three seniors from an exclusive Connecticut prep school go to New York City to find their runaway friend, and in the process discover themselves and the true value of their friendship
- Finding My Voice by Marie G. Lee - As she tries to enjoy her senior year and choose which college she will attend, Korean American Ellen Sung must deal with the prejudice of some of her classmates and pressure from her parents to get good grades
- Very Far Away from Anywhere Else by Ursula LeGuin - Owen Griffiths, a seventeen-year-old outsider, learns to find his own way to a future in science through a friendship with a girl whose life is dedicated to music