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.

Admission Matters

Admission Matters Author Sally P. Springer
ISBN-10 9781118634547
Year 2013-06-20
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Third edition of the go-to reference to college admission Getting into college has never been more complicated or competitive. Parents and students need expert guidance to navigate the maze of college admissions. This thoroughly updated edition of Admission Matters is the best source, covering the whole process for any applicant. The authors offer great practical advice for selecting the right school, writing effective essays, navigating financial aid, and much more. No matter what type of school a college-bound student may select, Admission Matters will give them the edge they need. Offers an essential resource for understanding the admission process for all students applying to college Addresses the most recent changes to the college application process New sections include information for international students, transfer students, and students with learning disabilities, as well as expanded advice for athletes, artists, and homeschoolers This is an essential handbook for any family facing the college admission process.

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.

College Admissions Together

College Admissions Together Author Steven Roy Goodman
ISBN-10 1933102543
Year 2007
Pages 181
Language en
Publisher Capital Books
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"Shows parents, counselors, and teachers how to help students make wise college choices-together."--Cover.

The Secrets of Picking a College and Getting In

The Secrets of Picking a College  and Getting In  Author Lynn F. Jacobs
ISBN-10 9781118974636
Year 2015-09-28
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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An Insider′s Look into the College Application Process The Secrets of Picking a College (and Getting In!) provides 600 tips and techniques for the college application process from people who know the system best: a former admissions officer, two college professors, and a college–bound high–school senior. Newly revised with tips for the 2015–2016 Common App Essay Prompts and the 2016 SAT, this practical book offers insider tips to evaluate potential schools, pick the right fit, and present a compelling application. The Secrets of Picking a College (and Getting In!) includes everything you need in an accessible format including insight on the top ten stages of the college application process: 1. Developing a list of potential colleges 2. Getting suitable information from college fairs, college nights, and rep visits 3. Evaluating your financial need, applying for aid, and finding scholarships 4. Visiting campuses why you should explore colleges in person, when you should plan a visit, and how to schedule your trip 5. Preparing for the SATs and ACTs 6. Perfecting your application: the Common App essay, extracurricular reports, letters of recommendation, and supplements 7. Determining the preferences and expectations of admissions officers 8. Deciding how to apply early decision, early action, or regular decision 9. Presenting your best self in the on–campus or alumni interview 10. Making your final choice and improving the school′s offer The Secrets of Picking a College (and Getting In!) takes the stress out of college planning. It helps you pick the best college for you and improves your chances for admission.

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.

How to Make Colleges Want You

How to Make Colleges Want You Author Mike Moyer
ISBN-10 9781402234040
Year 2008-08-01
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Sourcebooks, Inc.
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What if you had colleges coming after you instead of the other way around? The hidden little secret of college admissions is that most schools are desperate... desperate for great kids who do things differently and will make their campuses vibrant and exciting. And you don't have to be an A student, the president of your student body, or the winner of the national spelling bee to do this. Any student can become someone that colleges compete for if you follow the recommendations in this book. The Secret of NTAs: Unusual activities that make you stand out Breaking the Zone: Take advantage of where you're from and who you are Striking the Nerve: Decode what colleges believe in, then match those values Your Application Team: Getting references, teachers, and counselors to boost your odd And much more No matter where you are in your high school career, you can start these things today and vastly increase your odds of getting into the competitive college of your choice.

Earning Admission

Earning Admission Author Greg Kaplan
ISBN-10 1523879165
Year 2016-03-22
Pages 162
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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There is a crisis that millions of families face each fall: how to get their child into highly selective colleges. In 2015, the Ivy League received almost 250,000 applications for 14,000 spots, while one of the top public universities, UCLA, received over 92,000 applications for 5,800 spots in its freshman class. This crisis spirals out of control as the number of applicants from the U.S. and abroad skyrockets. Whether your child dreams of attending Harvard or Berkeley, Earning Admission is the blueprint that empowers your child to use strategic planning and marketing to stand out amongst a sea of applicants and earn admission. This step-by-step guide to earning admission teaches: * How your child can select and take classes in high school to stand out from other straight 'A' students. * How your child can dramatically increase her odds of admission by strategically choosing a major. * How your child can write a personal statement that sets her apart from other applicants by demonstrating perspective, passion, and maturity. * How your child can build a slate of extracurricular activities that admissions officers value. * How your child can secure hundreds of thousands of dollars of merit scholarships or need-based grants even if your family earns over $100,000 per year. "Earning Admission taught us everything we needed to know about making our daughter a unique and competitive applicant It helped us get our daughter get into Yale." -Jay C., parent of a Yale undergrad.

College Admission

College Admission Author Robin Mamlet
ISBN-10 9780307590329
Year 2011
Pages 405
Language en
Publisher Three Rivers Press (CA)
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A comprehensive guide for college-bound teens and their parents shares step-by-step coverage of today's competitive admissions processes based on expert advice by 50 admissions deans from ivy-league universities, in a reference that outlines recommendations for the sophomore, junior and senior grades of high school. Original.

The Gatekeepers

The Gatekeepers Author Jacques Steinberg
ISBN-10 9781101200315
Year 2003-07-29
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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In the fall of 1999, New York Times education reporter Jacques Steinberg was given an unprecedented opportunity to observe the admissions process at prestigious Wesleyan University. Over the course of nearly a year, Steinberg accompanied admissions officer Ralph Figueroa on a tour to assess and recruit the most promising students in the country. The Gatekeepers follows a diverse group of prospective students as they compete for places in the nation's most elite colleges. The first book to reveal the college admission process in such behind-the-scenes detail, The Gatekeepers will be required reading for every parent of a high school-age child and for every student facing the arduous and anxious task of applying to college. "[The Gatekeepers] provides the deep insight that is missing from the myriad how-to books on admissions that try to identify the formula for getting into the best colleges...I really didn't want the book to end." —The New York Times

The College Admissions Mystique

The College Admissions Mystique Author Bill Mayher
ISBN-10 0374525137
Year 1998-01-30
Pages 228
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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Demystifies the process of searching for the right college, locating financial aid, and managing family transitions during the admission process

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.

Where You Go Is Not Who You ll Be

Where You Go Is Not Who You ll Be Author Frank Bruni
ISBN-10 1455532681
Year 2016-03-08
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Grand Central Publishing
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Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no. That belief is wrong. It's cruel. And in WHERE YOU GO IS NOT WHO YOU'LL BE, Frank Bruni explains why, giving students and their parents a new perspective on this brutal, deeply flawed competition and a path out of the anxiety that it provokes. Bruni, a bestselling author and a columnist for the New York Times, shows that the Ivy League has no monopoly on corner offices, governors' mansions, or the most prestigious academic and scientific grants. Through statistics, surveys, and the stories of hugely successful people who didn't attend the most exclusive schools, he demonstrates that many kinds of colleges-large public universities, tiny hideaways in the hinterlands-serve as ideal springboards. And he illuminates how to make the most of them. What matters in the end are a student's efforts in and out of the classroom, not the gleam of his or her diploma. Where you go isn't who you'll be. Americans need to hear that-and this indispensable manifesto says it with eloquence and respect for the real promise of higher education.