"Follow your passion!" is the conventional wisdom for students choosing a college major and career, leading many teens to think they need to find that “one” thing to be successful in the college admissions process.
Competitive colleges expect much more than excellent grades and test scores. That means it’s essential for teens to develop their interests uniquely and deeply through summer and extracurricular activities, starting in the summer after ninth grade.
Here are some recommended non-fiction reading resources to help you with your college planning. Reading is helpful with the college planning process because it widens your horizons for how to present your ideas in your college essays.