Parents & Teachers: Book Summary, "College Unranked"
College Unranked: Ending the College Admissions Frenzy (2005)
By: Lloyd Thacker
To impress the top-ranked college at admission time, high-school students must dash between classes and activities. They are stressed and over-scheduled.
Written by an experienced college counselor, College Unranked is an antidote designed to help students overcome outside commercial interference in college admissions.
Thacker reminds readers that college choice and admission are a matter of individual choice – not a contest to get into the most prestigious university. In this book, he calls for changes in the admission policies and application strategies to allow applicants to discover the true purpose of college.
About the Author
A 30-year veteran of the college admission and college counseling professions, Lloyd Thacker is executive director of The Education Conservancy.
Reviewed by: Adolescent Interest Group
Last reviewed: August 2013