Dear College Official,


We are once again requesting your help in updating your school’s profile in the Fiske Guide to Colleges. We understand that the coronavirus pandemic is playing havoc with all of our lives, personal and professional. We at Sourcebooks are working from home in order to assure the well-being of our colleagues and family members; we know you and your colleagues are doing likewise.

That’s why we’re making some important changes to simplify our information-gathering process during this challenging time. For the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2022, we ask that you please complete the following basic steps:

1.        Ensure that we have access to your institution’s 2019–2020 Common Data Set.

2.        Provide comments on your school’s most recent write-up.

3.        Enlist a few students to complete the student questionnaire.

Our institutional questionnaire remains open and available to anyone who wishes to go beyond these three basic steps and fill it out, but we are not requiring schools to do so this year. Instead, we ask that you prioritize reviewing and offering comments on your school’s most recent write-up. Such feedback is critical to keeping your school’s profile fresh and timely.


A few things to remember:


Thank you in advance for your time and efforts in updating the information on your school. We look forward to receiving your Common Data Set, write-up comments, and student responses no later than May 29, 2020.



Edward B. Fiske

Editor, Fiske Guide to Colleges