College Prep Resources

by Quest Staff on July 1, 2007 - 11:24am

QUEST Vol. 14, No. 4

Preparing for and selecting colleges when you have neuromuscular disease is the subject of two Quest articles in the July-August 2007 issue: “The College Game" and “Want to Go to College?”

For other Quest articles on college, see “College and Beyond.”

(319) 337-1000

Affordable Colleges Online

Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)
(704) 947-7779
(800) 746-9469
(212) 713-8000

Educational Testing Service
(609) 921-9000

(202) 647-4000

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
(800) 433-3243

(971) 244-0305

Index of American Universities
(352) 392-3261

Ivy Bound Test Prep
(877) 975-1600

(212) 492-5800

Mapping Your Future

My Footpath
(312) 563-1616

National Center on Secondary Education and Transition
(612) 624-2097

Open Education Database — Best Online Colleges and Universities

Pacer Center
(952) 838-9000

Peterson's Education Portal
(800) 338-3282, ext. 5660

Princeton Review
(212) 874-8282

University of Washington's DO-IT (post-secondary resources)
(888) 972-3648

U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights
(800) 421-3481
(Search for “Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities”)

U.S. News & World Report: America's Best Colleges
(202) 955-2000


Books can be ordered through your local library or bookstore, or online.

100 Successful College Application Essays, by Harvard Independent, 2002, NAL Trade, (212) 366-2000,

Acing the College Application: How to Maximize Your Chances for Admission to the College of Your Choice, by Michele Hernandez, 2002, Ballantine Books, (212) 782-9000,

College Countdown: A Planning Guide for High School Students, by Helen H. Heron and William S.E. Coleman, 2006, Heron Publishing, (760) 754-5237,

Exam Accommodations Reference Manual, by Patty Carlton and Gerri Wolfe, et. al., 2005, AHEAD Publications, (704) 947-7779,

Financial Aid for the Disabled & Their Families, 2006-2008, by Gail Ann Schlachter and R. David Weber, 2006, Reference Service Press, (916) 939-9620,

Going to College: Expanding Opportunities for People With Disabilities, by Elizabeth Evans Getzel and Paul Wehman, 2005, Paul H. Brookes Publishing, (800) 638-3775,

How to Write a Winning College Application Essay, by Michael James Mason, 2000, Three Rivers Press, (800) 733-3000,

The New Rules of College Admissions: Ten Former Admissions Officers Reveal What it Takes to Get into College Today, by Michael London, 2006, Fireside, (212) 698-7000,

On Writing the College Application Essay: The Key to Acceptance and the College of Your Choice, by Harry Bauld, 1987, HarperCollins, (212) 207-7000,

The Simple Guide to College Admission & Financial Aid, by Anne M. St. Pierre and Danielle M. Printz, 2005, The Simple Guide Company,

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