College Selection and Admissions for Gifted Students: Resources

May 19, 2015

Kate Duey is the Director of Admission Planning, LLC. She has worked with IEA supporting gifted students since 2009 and has a wealth of knowledge about their unique challenges and their wonderful potential. Kate has a BA from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She earned College Counseling Certification from the University of California, Los Angeles. Kate is a member of the National Association of College Admission Counselors, the Western Association of College Admission Counselors, and the California Association for the Gifted.

Gifted students and their families face special challenges during the college search and application process. IEA parent and supporter Kate Duey recently spoke to a group of parents and students about these challenges during an IEA Gifted Child Parent Support Group Meeting.

Below are some of the resources Kate recommends on college selection and admissions for gifted students.

Online Comprehensive Resources

IEA’s Gifted Resource Center

IEA’s Blog

Davidson Institute for Talent Development

College Board

Books for Gifted Applicants 

College Planning for Gifted Students by Sandra Berger

Cool Colleges for the Hyper-Intelligent, Self-Directed, Late Blooming, and Just Plain Different by Donald Asher

College @ 13: Young, Gifted, and Purposeful by Razel Solow and Celeste Rhodes

Interesting Webpages for Gifted Applicants

MIT’s Homeschooled Applicant Webpage

USC Resident Honors Program Application

The College Solution by Lynn O’Shaughnessy (College Financial Planning)

Books for All College Applicants

Admission Matters: What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting into College by Sally P. Springer, John Reider and Marion R. Franck

A is for Admission: The Insider’s Guide to Getting into the Ivy League and Other Top Colleges by Michele A. Hernández

The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College by Jacques Steinberg

Crazy U: One Dad’s Crash Course in Getting His Kid into College by Andrew Ferguson

College Match: A Blueprint for Choosing the Best School for You by Steven R. Antonoff

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