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The Black Family's Guide to College Admissions

A Conversation about Education, Parenting, and Race

The ultimate guide to help Black families navigate the college admissions process.

Finding the right college is a challenge for all students. But Black families face additional challenges and questions while navigating the admissions process. In The Black Family's Guide to College Admissions, veteran admissions experts Timothy L. Fields and Shereem Herndon-Brown share provocative insights and demystify this complex process to answer important questions from where to apply to how to get in. 

Fields and Herndon-Brown discuss specific concerns for Black families that are not often addressed by school counselors or other resources. They highlight how the current social justice movement amplifies the distinct dynamics that exist between Historically Black Colleges and Universities and predominantly white institutions and which college choices may be best for Black students. Fields and Herndon-Brown pull from decades of experience to offer the savvy advice that Black families need. Having worked on both sides of the desk—as school counselors and as college admissions gatekeepers—they are well equipped to give parents, students, and school counselors the information and inspiration to successfully research and navigate the admission journey. 

The higher education landscape is constantly evolving, and admissions criteria have evolved with it. Fields and Herndon-Brown cover everything from athletic recruitment and artistic talents to financial aid and step-by-step instructions for how to get through the college search and application processes. A list of the best colleges for Black students, a glossary of terms, a list of notable Black college graduates, a suggested reading list, and an FAQ section round out the guide. The Black Family's Guide to College Admissions is the definitive resource to begin the complex conversation of understanding the choices that Black families face as they go through the college admissions process at the intersection of education, parenting, and race.

About the Authors

Timothy L. Fields (ATLANTA, GA) is a graduate of Morehouse College and the senior associate dean of undergraduate admissions at Emory University. Shereem Herndon-Brown (WASHINGTON, DC) is a graduate of Wesleyan University and the founder and chief education officer of Strategic Admissions Advice, an educational consulting company specializing in the creation of college counseling curriculum for charter schools and school districts, online essay courses, and personalized college advice coaching. The authors encourage you to join the conversation about education, parenting, and race at www.understandingthechoices.com.

Endorsements

"There are many books that provide insight on the ins and outs of the college admissions process, but none is specifically geared toward Black families. There are things that Black families should be aware of as they go through the college search and selection process, and this book provides direction and clear answers. The information in this book can also be helpful to guidance counselors that may be advising Black families and students."

- Jawaan J. Wallace, Dean of College Counseling, Marlborough School

"A unique, refreshing, and much-needed resource from two admission insiders. This book is a tremendously valuable guide for Black students and their families as they seek to make informed decisions, ask astute questions, and ultimately select the best college for them."

- Rick Clark, Assistant Vice Provost / Executive Director of Undergraduate Admission, Georgia Institute of Technology, coauthor of The Truth about College Admission

"I appreciate that Fields and Herndon-Brown consider the intersection of race and the value of the HBCU. This book is a must-read for Black students and families navigating the admissions process. I now feel more prepared for my own three children to begin the process."

- Erin Rose, parent and HBCU graduate

"I am confident that The Black Family's Guide to College Admissions will become a valuable resource for counselors, mentors, and others who are a sounding board of reason in the lives of graduating seniors and their families, especially first-generation graduating seniors who will need to create realistic options for themselves."

- L. M. Roziers, President, Mitch22 Foundation, Inc.

"The Black Family's Guide to College Admissions is essential reading for anyone who works with Black students considering college. The authors share invaluable insight into the complex and necessary concerns that Black families must consider when exploring higher education, lived experiences shared by too few in college admissions."

- Marie Bigham, Founder and Co-leader, ACCEPT: Admissions Community Cultivating Equity & Peace Today

"Overall, this is a great addition to the pantheon of reading material in the arena of college admissions. I'm not aware of a book that specifically targets Black families; this was a welcome and necessary read."

- Cleo A., parent of rising junior

"To find a book on the college admission process that is genuine, professional, and realistic is amazing. When that same book is helpful for students, parents, school counselors, counselor educators, and grad students, it's a rarity. To have that book amplify the Black student experience is powerful and needed."

- Katherine Mathews, National Certified School Counselor

"Kudos Tim and Shereem for lifting the veil on the conversations that have been going on for years among small circles of Black families who understand the college admissions process was not designed with their Black student in mind. This book is not only informative, it is a must-have guide that should be read by every Black parent, educator, and school counselor tasked with advising Black students, long before they embark on the college admissions process."

- Cathleen Trigg-Jones, Emmy Award Winning Journalist, Mother of 4, Founder of iWoman TV
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