College Planning for Gifted Students: Choosing and Getting Into the Right College is a must-have for any gifted or advanced learner planning to attend college. Sandra Berger, a nationally recognized expert on college and career planning for gifted students, provides a hands-on, practical guide to college planning in this updated edition of the best-selling College Planning for Gifted Students.
Berger focuses specifically on helping gifted students discover who they are and how that discovery corresponds to the perfect postsecondary endeavor. The author also provides useful, practical advice for writing college application essays, requesting recommendation letters, visiting colleges, and acing the college entrance interview. Throughout the book, helpful timelines and checklists are provided to give students and their parents, teachers, and counselors assistance in planning for and choosing the right college.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements Chapter 1: College Planning Chapter 2: Planning for Gifted Students: What Makes Them Different? Chapter 3: The College Search: A Matter of Matching Chapter 4: Learning About Colleges: What Do They Have That I Want? Chapter 5: The Application Process: What Do I Have That They Want? College Planning Glossary and Glossary of Financial Terms References Appendices: Appendix A: Early Entrance College Programs Appendix B: College Planning Web Resources About the Author
Formerly the "guru" of the Ask ERIC answer desk and the USA Today hotline, Sandra L. Berger is a frequent presenter on the topic of college planning for gifted students. She has a master's degree in gifted education curriculum and instruction with training in counseling and has been involved in the field for more than 25 years as a citizen activist, advocate, consultant, presenter, teacher, and author. She is a member of the editorial advisory board and a technology columnist for Understanding Our Gifted, and has authored numerous articles in the field of gifted education. Berger and her husband of 54 years currently have 5 grandchildren.
Author Sandra L. Berger, an expert on college and career planning for gifted students, speaks to both parents and students as she presents a plethora of guidance and information about making decisions for the future . . . ,Gifted Child Today, 11/3/14
[A] straightforward guide to selecting the right college for one's needs and getting in . . . Enthusiastically recommended, especially for anyone with their eye on the most prestigious colleges.,Midwest Book Review, 9/1/06
The most benefit would come from reading this book as a freshman or sophomore in high school so that you have time to plan. Some of the information seems like common sense or something you would find in other college planning books, but the difference is that it addresses the special circumstances that can come up with gifted students and includes resources specifically geared toward this group.,Alex F.,American Mensa, 11/7/18