ERIC Number: ED439566
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
College Planning for Gifted Students. Second Edition, Revised.
Berger, Sandra L.
This guide offers information on undertaking a comprehensive, well-organized, programmatic approach to college planning. "The College Search: Defining the Problem" provides an overview of college-planning problems and offers solutions. A comprehensive, systematic 6-year timeline is included. "Planning for Gifted Students: What Makes Them Different?" provides a conceptual framework for understanding the intellectual, social, and emotional characteristics of gifted adolescents and offers suggestions for meeting their needs. The framework can be used to develop student profiles and plan specific programs that meet individual needs. "The College Search: A Matter of Matching" provides recommendations and resources for counselors and parents who want to help students be aware of and understand their personal learning styles, values, interests, and needs. "Learning About Colleges: What Have They Got That I Want?" is designed for counselors and parents who want to assist gifted students in researching schools and help students integrate self-understanding with an understanding of college offerings. "The Application Process: What Have I Got that They Want?" explains how credentials are evaluated by colleges and includes specific information on college interviews, writing an effective essay, enhancing applications, and college costs. Appendices include glossaries, resources on gifted students, and a common college application. (CR)
Descriptors: Admissions Counseling, College Admission, College Applicants, College Bound Students, College Choice, College Preparation, College Students, Decision Making, Educational Counseling, Gifted, Higher Education, Secondary Education, Student Costs, Student Needs
The Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1589 (Stock No. P330S, $25.95; CEC members, $17.95). Tel: 888-232-7733 (Toll Free); Tel: 703-264-9446 (TTY); Fax: 703-264-9494; Web site: http://www.cec.sped.org.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Reston, VA.; Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.
Note: For the 1989 edition, see ED 307 768.