College Admission

College Admission Author Robin Mamlet
ISBN-10 9780307590336
Year 2011-08-30
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Three Rivers Press
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College Admission is the ultimate user's manual and go-to guide for any student or family approaching the college application process. Featuring the wise counsel of more than 50 deans of admission, no other guide has such thorough, expert, compassionate, and professional advice. Let’s be honest: applying to college can be stressful for students and parents. But here’s the good news: you can get in. Robin Mamlet has been dean of admission at three of America's most selective colleges, and journalist and parent Christine VanDeVelde has been through the process first hand. With this book, you will feel like you have both a dean of admission and a parent who has been there at your side. Inside this book, you'll find clear, comprehensive, and expert answers to all your questions along the way to an acceptance letter: • The role of extracurricular activities • What it means to find a college that's the "right fit" • What's more important: high grades or tough courses • What role does testing play • The best candidates for early admission • When help from parents is too much help • Advice for athletes, artists, international students, and those with learning differences • How wait lists work • Applying for financial aid This will be your definitive resource during the sophomore, junior, and senior years of high school. From the Trade Paperback edition.

From Applications to Acceptance The Step By Step College Admissions Guide The Only Book for High School Students Written by a High School Student

From Applications to Acceptance  The Step By Step College Admissions Guide  The Only Book for High School Students Written by a High School Student Author Rebecca Goldstein
ISBN-10 9781438922614
Year 2008-11-01
Pages 36
Language en
Publisher AuthorHouse
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This book will help any High School Junior or Senior applying to colleges. It gives the student step-by-step instructions on how to research and choose schools, manage the activities on their resume, apply to college, and decide on the right school once they are accepted.

College Admission

College Admission Author Robin Mamlet
ISBN-10 9780307590336
Year 2011-08-30
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Three Rivers Press
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College Admission is the ultimate user's manual and go-to guide for any student or family approaching the college application process. Featuring the wise counsel of more than 50 deans of admission, no other guide has such thorough, expert, compassionate, and professional advice. Let’s be honest: applying to college can be stressful for students and parents. But here’s the good news: you can get in. Robin Mamlet has been dean of admission at three of America's most selective colleges, and journalist and parent Christine VanDeVelde has been through the process first hand. With this book, you will feel like you have both a dean of admission and a parent who has been there at your side. Inside this book, you'll find clear, comprehensive, and expert answers to all your questions along the way to an acceptance letter: • The role of extracurricular activities • What it means to find a college that's the "right fit" • What's more important: high grades or tough courses • What role does testing play • The best candidates for early admission • When help from parents is too much help • Advice for athletes, artists, international students, and those with learning differences • How wait lists work • Applying for financial aid This will be your definitive resource during the sophomore, junior, and senior years of high school. From the Trade Paperback edition.

College Essay Essentials

College Essay Essentials Author Ethan Sawyer
ISBN-10 9781492635130
Year 2016-07-01
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Sourcebooks, Inc.
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Writing an amazing college admission essay is easier than you think! So you're a high school senior given the task of writing a 650-word personal statement for your college application. Do you tell the story of your life, or a story from your life? Do you choose a single moment? If so, which one? The options seem endless. Lucky for you, they're not. College counselor Ethan Sawyer (aka The College Essay Guy) will show you that there are only four (really, four!) types of college admission essays. And all you have to do to figure out which type is best for you is answer two simple questions: 1. Have you experienced significant challenges in your life? 2. Do you know what you want to be or do in the future? With these questions providing the building blocks for your essay, Sawyer guides you through the rest of the process, from choosing a structure to revising your essay, and answers the big questions that have probably been keeping you up at night: How do I brag in a way that doesn't sound like bragging? and How do I make my essay, like, deep? Packed with tips, tricks, exercises, and sample essays from real students who got into their dream schools, College Essay Essentials is the only college essay guide to make this complicated process logical, simple, and (dare we say it?) a little bit fun.

Acing the College Application

Acing the College Application Author Michele Hernandez
ISBN-10 9780345462022
Year 2002-10-01
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Ballantine Books
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With so many qualified applicants, competition for college admissions is fiercer than ever. Now you can put yourself ahead of the pack by making your application flawless! When applying for college, good grades and high standardized test scores are not always enough to guarantee admission. What sets you apart, argues Michele Hernández, is the way you describe yourself in your application. But how do you present yourself with flair, and highlight all your talents, skills, and passions, in just a few pages? A former assistant director of admissions at Dartmouth College, Dr. Hernández takes you step-by-step through the entire application process, revealing the details that make or break an applicant. From the multitude of short and longer essays to the myriad of charts, lists, and personal data sections, she offers essential advice, useful anecdotes, and vivid examples. Included are: • A line-by-line look at the common application • The truth about the essays, with samples of those that made the grade • The best way to ask for teacher and guidance counselor recommendations • When to provide colleges with optional essays and peer evaluations • The ten common myths and misconceptions of the on-campus interview • The most meaningful academic subjects, work experience, and extracurricular activities to mention • Early action versus early decision—the trade offs With this helpful, savvy book, prospective college students—and their parents and counselors—can now vastly improve their chances of getting into the college of their choice. “Want to scale the Ivy wall? Michele Hernández gives you the tools to do it. This brisk, no-nonsense book is built on inside dope, and Hernández’s experience allows her to challenge conventional admissions thinking.” —HARRY BAULD Author of On Writing the College Application Essay

Admission Matters

Admission Matters Author Sally P. Springer
ISBN-10 9781119329893
Year 2017-03-29
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Make sense of college admissions and prepare a successful application Admission Matters offers comprehensive, expert, and practical advice for parents and students to guide them through the college admissions process. From building a college list, to understanding standardized tests, to obtaining financial aid, to crafting personal statements, to making a final decision, this book guides you every step of the way with clear, sensible advice and practical tips. This new fourth edition has been completely updated to reflect the latest changes in college admissions. including new developments in standardized testing, applications, financial aid and more. Questionnaires, interactive forms, checklists, and other tools help you stay focused and organized throughout the process.. With the answers you need and a down-to-earth perspective, this book provides an invaluable resource for stressed-out students and parents everywhere. Applying to college can be competitive and complex. Admission Matters offers real-world expert advice for all students, whether you're aiming an Ivy or the state school close to home. It also includes much needed guidance for students with special circumstances, including students with disabilities, international students, and transfer students. In addition, athletes, artists and performers, and homeschoolers will find valuable guidance as they plan for and apply to college. Understand how the admissions process works and what you can and cannot control Learn how to build a strong list of good-fit colleges Craft a strong application package with a compelling personal statement Get expert advice on early admissions, financial aid, standardized testing, and much more Make a final decision that is the right one for you Whether you think you've got applying to college under control or don't even know where to begin, Admission Matters is your expert guide throughout the college admissions process.

Getting In The Zinch Guide to College Admissions Financial Aid in the Digital Age

Getting In  The Zinch Guide to College Admissions   Financial Aid in the Digital Age Author Michael Muska
ISBN-10 9780544186545
Year 2011-12-15
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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From the college admissions experts—where to go, how to get in, and how to pay for it Zinch.com is the largest online social network connecting students with colleges and scholarship opportunities. With 2.5 million student profiles and more than 800 universities—from Yale to Stanford, and American University to community colleges—Zinch offers students an efficient, relevant, and effective way to find the "right- fit" school, how to get in, and how to pay for it. Getting In: The Zinch Guide to College Admissions & Financial Aid in the Digital Age is your college admissions how-to guide, written by experts with insider guidance to the entire college admission process. Leveraging the power of Zinch.com, it covers every aspect of the college application process, from choosing the right (vs.best) schools, visiting campuses, improving your odds with a dynamic application strategy, meeting with a college advisor, working with athletic recruiting, applying for financial aid, knowing what to do if you are on a wait list, and much more. Incredibly well-connected authors Leverages the power of Zinch.com, the largest online social network of its kind Application do's and don'ts If you are one of the 2.2 million high school seniors ready to embark on the next step in your education, Getting In: The Zinch Guide to College Admissions & Financial Aid in the Digital Age is your go-to guide for getting into the college of your dreams—without ever breaking a sweat.

College Planning For Dummies

College Planning For Dummies Author Pat Ordovensky
ISBN-10 PSU:000043856831
Year 1999-07-26
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher For Dummies
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Offers advice on applying for admission, negotiating financial aid, choosing the right college, writing essays, and preparing for interviews

College Admissions Trade Secrets

College Admissions Trade Secrets Author Andrew Allen
ISBN-10 059519897X
Year 2001
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher iUniverse
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True or False: Princeton's Director of Admissions hacked into Yale's secured admissions website to find out who Yale had accepted and rejected. Boston College's average SAT score is up to 1370 and Boston University's average SAT score is up to 1320. Carnegie Mellon offers spots on a priority wait-list to students who send in cash and most of these students get admitted. Well, it's all true. An FBI investigation traced Yale's hacked website back to the computer of Princeton's Director of Admissions, Stephen LeMenager. Boston College's average SAT score is the same as Cornell's and close to Penn's (both Ivies). Carnegie Mellon does have a "priority" wait-list-it costs $400 to be on it and the admissions rate is 95%. Welcome to the circus. Dazed and Confused. Students see the college list published by their high school's guidance department listing every acceptance and rejection from the prior year. Next to each entry is a GPA, a SAT score and the number of AP classes taken. The list is usually ordered from highest to lowest GPA. The first entry: 4.19 (unweighted), 1430 SAT, 7 AP classes, Princeton-rejected, Yale-rejected, Harvard-rejected, Stanford-rejected, Columbia-rejected, Vassar-accepted. Ouch. Scan down the list looking for Yale. Did anyone get into Yale last year? Down at the ninth entry: 3.93, 1450 SAT, 6 AP classes, Brown-accepted, Yale-accepted, Georgetown-accepted. Okay, anyone else? Scan down to the twenty-second entry: 3.88, 1560 SAT, 7 AP classes, Yale-accepted, Duke-accepted, William and Mary-rejected. This doesn't make any sense, thinks the student. Many of the students with the best grades didn't get into any top colleges and still others were rejected at colleges ranked lower than the colleges to which they were accepted. Welcome to the world of college admissions. Ever wondered what a private counselor tells an Upper East Side family for $10,000? The secrets are in College Admissions Trade Secrets. College Admissions Trade Secrets is a straight forward guide to: Top 7 Lies Colleges Tell The Real Scoop Behind Acceptance Rates Things That Really Matter When Comparing Colleges How to Write a Great Essay and Prep for a Great Interview Common Mistakes that Result in Rejection Last Minute Tips for Seniors A Scandalous Examination of Harvard's Course Catalogue, Penn's View Book, and NYU's Faculty How Anyone Can Avoid Being in the Pool of Applicants with the Lowest Acceptance Rate

Winning the College Admission Game

Winning the College Admission Game Author Peter Van Buskirk
ISBN-10 0768928311
Year 2010-01-12
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher Peterson Nelnet Company
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Winnig the College Admission Game: for thr Parents and Students is an innovative book that helps students of all backgrounds-and their parents-develop a winning strategy forgetting into and succedding at the college of their chioice. In a unique "flip-book" format, this book presents parallel content to parents and students to reveal the mysteries surrounding selective college admission and helps parents and students create a blueprinr for collaboration. This unique approach toward the shared goal of finding a good college fit allows parents to learn how best to help their child while respecting the fact that this important rite of passage belongs to the student.

How to Prepare a Standout College Application

How to Prepare a Standout College Application Author Alison Cooper Chisolm
ISBN-10 9781118702062
Year 2013-08-06
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Demystifying the process of completing a college application Written by two former admissions officers at top universities and current admissions coaches, this book is a must-have for preparing a winning college application. The authors reveal the mystery behind what college admissions officers are looking for and show applicants how to leverage their credentials, stand out in the over-crowded applicants' pool, and make a genuine, memorable impression. This is the book that will help the college-bound get off the "like many others" pile and onto the acceptance list. Includes instructions and examples for every component of the college application, from writing the essay to answering questions like "Why do you want to go to College X?" Shows how to avoid underestimating the importance of critical features on any application Includes the latest information on the Common Application 4.0 and corrects outdated, holdover advice still stressed in many other books This book is filled with step-by-step advice that students and parents can use immediately and will refer to again and again.

College Unranked

College Unranked Author Lloyd Thacker
ISBN-10 0674019776
Year 2005
Pages 205
Language en
Publisher Harvard University Press
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At head of title: Presidents and deans speak out for students.

adMISSION POSSIBLE

adMISSION POSSIBLE Author Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz
ISBN-10 9781402263330
Year 2012-04-01
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Sourcebooks, Inc.
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"Admission Possible "doesn't just describe college admissions--it shows exactly what to say and do every step along the way from freshman through senior year of high school, using fully illustrated examples and checklists.

The Ultimate College Acceptance System

The Ultimate College Acceptance System Author Danny Ruderman
ISBN-10 1429908521
Year 2007-04-01
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin
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Danny Ruderman has helped countless students successfully apply, and get accepted, to the colleges of their choice. Now, with his step-by-step, comprehensive system he can help you too. Like having a college guidance counselor by your side every step of the way, The Ultimate College Acceptance System helps you to create a winning application. The book includes information on: Finding The Best School for You: Including The Ivies, Overlooked Schools, Schools for Performing Arts, Learning Disability Programs, and Schools for Students without an A or B average. Learning How to Increase Your Chances of Getting Accepted: Including How to Get Organized, How to Interview, How to Beat Standardized Tests, How to Know if You Should Apply Early, and How to Appeal a Decision. Completing the Application: Including How to Fill Out the Common Application, How to Write the "Big" Essay, How to Compose "Smaller Paragraph" Essays, How to Create a Personal Resume, How to Get Strong Letters of Recommendation, and How to Complete Financial Aid Forms. Includes a bonus Resource CD with downloadable forms, useful website links, and audio of author speaking about the latest recommendations for parents and students!

Get It Together for College

Get It Together for College Author College Board
ISBN-10 9780874478297
Year 2008-06-24
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher The College Board
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Draws on the counsel of the collegeboard.com Web site to inform high school students on how to organize their college applications efforts in order to stay on top of required tests, forms, letters of recommendation, and interviews, in a resource that provides supplemental coverage of everything from selecting a college to packing for dorm life. Original.