Bridging the Gap: A Simple Guide to College helps explain the process of applying to college in a brief and uncomplicated manner.  This well-written book simplifies what can be an overwhelming process, offering resources and breaking the process down into manageable steps.  It could be helpful to students from multiple backgrounds in preparing for and applying to college.     Lindsay John, Guidance Counselor – 5th and 6th grade

Bridging the Gap: A Simple Guide to College is the definitive manual for college preparation for potential college student-athletes.  Every high school and club team coach should share this treasure with their players and their parents.  The author, who was an outstanding high school and collegiate athlete, takes student-athletes and their parents through the complexities of the college process from costs through the recruiting process.  She leaves no stone unturned as she cuts through the uncertainty of a life altering process. Not only does this book serve as a primer for preparing student-athletes for success but it also clearly delineates the tools and resources needed to achieve that success.  This is a must read for all student-athletes, their parents and their guidance counselors.     Jim Loper, former teacher & coach, Assistant Director of UniServ at NJEA

Chelsea Dixon has given parents of first generation students and student athletes the tools needed for a simple guide to college! Her research has covered any and everything a parent and student needs to navigate through college. She makes it an easy read from the admissions process, recruitment, college visits, and financial aid.  I recommend this book for all parents, caretakers, students, student athletes, and anyone interested in the aspects and answers to college life and how to make it easy to overcome the questions and answers that most people are not aware of.     Deborah Lynn Simpson, Former NCAA Division I Assistant Softball Coach (1 NCAA Tournament Appearance) and Former NCAA Division III Assistant Softball Coach (3 NCAA National Championships)

Bridging the Gap: A Simple Guide to College provides relevant information in a simplified and organized manner for its readers.  It’s very accessible as a reference handbook for educators and coaches and provides useful tools and resources to help students and their families navigate through the college planning process.  I wish I had this book when I was in high school.  Janice Park, Executive Director, APSI Academy, former Director, Student Success Center, University of Pennsylvania, former K-12 Educational Manager, College Board (NYC)

Bridging the Gap: A Simple Guide to College is an amazing, helpful and unique book. I guarantee you if you read this book it will help you with any questions or doubts you have about the colleges you could attend. I’m 16 years old and most 16 year olds hate reading and feel like it’s too hard. Well this book is a really easy, enjoyable read.

I personally have played soccer since I was a little girl. I imagined that I would play throughout high school and college, but recently I haven’t felt the same love or had the same spark that I once had regarding the sport. So I don’t think I will be playing club anymore, and that means not playing in college. My only concern for not doing that was the cost and trying to get into a good college. I’ll be honest I don’t have bad grades; but I don’t have good ones. I just have decent grades, mostly A’s and B’s, maybe a C here and there. And without soccer I really didn’t think it would be possible to get into college.

But this book has shown me that I will and have so many other options for trying to get into college. It helps me understand and helps me see that soccer doesn’t define me. I can do other things to get into a good college. So I thank you Chelsea for showing me the way and giving me so many different options for college. I felt like I was stuck before and that soccer was my only option and that just put so much pressure on me. But this book helped to take that pressure off and I hope to now be able to fall back in love with the sport I’ve grown up with.  Thank you.     Taylor, 11th grade student

Great College Planning Book.  Took me a matter of hours to read this guide.  Has so much useful information.  Love it!   Lashon Campbell, Blogger – My Crazy Life As a Navy Wife

Bridging the Gap: A Simple Guide to College – A Must-Read! I received a copy of this book to facilitate this post and found the advice very helpful! I really liked the Checklist beginning in middle school. This one really is a Must-Read! So-Cal City Kids, www.socalcitykids.com

Bridging the Gap: A Simple Guide to College comes from the founder of GamePhox Unlimited, LLC, a company involved in creating educational opportunities for underprivileged and minority youth. This book reflects that approach, going where few other college guides can by offering an application guide and discussion geared not to college-bound high-level performers, but to underrepresented students.

Where other books make the assumption that readers have long been on college-bound, Bridging the Gap begins with middle school and assumes no prior knowledge of the application process. It provides students and their families with basics and a planning guide that takes the usual resources and discusses them using easy, simple language.

From student-athletes and their different approaches to college to a middle school checklist for future plans, this is a solid reference that takes a potentially complex topic and creates an accessible, useful approach to the many possible paths of achieving a college education. D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review