Review by: James Cox, Midwest Book Review - October 8, 2006
College Planning for Gifted Students: Choosing and Getting Into the Right College is a top pick in its updated third edition, which helps students and their families plan for the best. From writing college application essays and requesting recommendation letters to visiting, assessing, and selecting the right college, chapters are packed with tips on overcoming common barriers.
Review by: Morgan Johnson-Doyle, Sierra High School - January 1, 2010
This comprehensive guide is appropriate for all motivated students, not just those labeled "gifted." Other than the chapter entitled "Planning for Gifted Students: What Makes Them Different?" the book offers up suggestions, inventories, and checklists that are important for all college-bound teens. Of particular interest may be the sections on gifted students with disabilities and homeschoolers. Berger walks college-hopefuls through every step, from making an educational plan in seventh grade, to writing a successful essay, asking for letters of recommendation, and making the final choice. The book includes a glossary of college-planning terms, appendixes of early-entrance programs, Web sites, ACT/SAT hints and resources, a junior-year planning checklist, and contests and competitions.