College Admissions

Below, you can find articles and resources related to college admissions, achievement pressure, and college access.

Resources for Parents


Research and scholarly work

  • Abeles, V. (2015). Beyond measure. NY: Simon & Schuster.
  • Ansary, N. A., & Luthar, S. S. (2009).  Distress and academic achievement among adolescents of affluence: A study of externalizing and internalizing problem behaviors and school performance.  Development and Psychopathology, 21, 319-341.
  • Bruni, F. (2015). Where you go is not who you’ll be: An antidote to the college admissions mania. NY: Grand Central Publishing.
  • Conner, J., Pope, D., & Galloway, M. (2009), Success with less stress, Educational Leadership, 67(4), 54-47.
  • Luthar, S. S., Barkin, S. H., & Crossman (2013). “I can, therefore I must”: Fragility in the Upper Middle Classes. Development and Psychopathology, 25, 1529–1549.
  • Galloway, M., Pope, D. C., & Osberg, J. (2007). Stressed-out students – SOS: Youth perspectives on changing school climates.  In D. Thiessen & A. Cook-Sather, (Eds.) International handbook of student experience of elementary and secondary school (p. 611-634). Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  • Pope, D., Brown, M., & Miles, S. (2015). Overloaded and underprepared: Strategies for stronger schools and healthy, successful kids. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Thacker, L., College admissions: What are students learning?
  • Weissbourd, R. (2011). The overpressured student. Educational Leadership, 68(8), 22-27.