A useful handbook for the college-bound, this explores the complexities of selecting a college, determining your own eligibility and preparing for admission. The role of guidance programs in high school in terms of pointing the student in directions compatible with his ability, the importance of preparatory course work, the pros and cons of attending private schools, all focus the candidate's attention on matters at hand during these early years. The next attempt is to untangle the maze of letter- symbols associated with college boards -- SAT, PSAT, CEEB, ACT, etc., etc. After this, the author tackles what to many is the heart of the matter, the most crucial question -- who goes where and why? The factors influencing college admission are outlined and brief summaries of profile information from a number of schools are helpful in connection with this. The data presented is the product of careful and current research -- a boon to the college hopeful.