A wealth of information awaits college-bound students in this interesting book. There's even information for those who may want to consider alternatives to the college route. The authors clearly indicate that their aim is to answer questions that seventh- to tenth-grade students have about their futures. Topics addressed include the differences between two-year and four-year colleges, the different kinds of colleges and universities (i.e. research universities, liberal arts colleges, etc), financial aid, grants and scholarships, college life, college administration, application processes, and much more. A chapter devoted to choices other than college such as technical schools, apprenticeships, government training programs like the Job Corps, and the military One of the assets of this book is its very readable text. Readers can open the book to any page and find information presented clearly and succinctly. The format is attractive with lots of charts, sidebars and white space. Useful, concrete aids include a sample chart to use when comparing colleges, a list of books that are frequently found on suggested reading lists, and a list of important study skills to hone now. This a great resource.