As a parent of a high school senior, I have read many college admission advice books over the past two years. I found this book "The College Solution" to be different than most of the others, and I highly recommend it. While many of the other books focus on theories and tricks to gaining admission, I feel this book offers very practical advice and suggests specific actions. It mentions many helpful websites that are beneficial in researching colleges. The title of this book might make you think the book is all about financing college.... It certainly covers that, but it is much more. This is a very useful, practical book. Reasonably priced and worth it. I had originally borrowed it from the local library...after reading it I purchased my own copy so I can refer back to it periodically.