College Admission

From Application to Acceptance, Step by Step
Author: Robin Mamlet,Christine VanDeVelde
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
ISBN: 0307590321
Category: Study Aids
Page: 405
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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.

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
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1438922612
Category: Education
Page: 36
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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.

Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be

An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania
Author: Frank Bruni
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 145553269X
Category: Education
Page: 176
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 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. 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.

Choosing a College


Author: Norah Piehl
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
ISBN: 0737756918
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Page: 128
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More than ten compelling essays debate the issues surrounding choosing a college. Readers will evaluate topics such as whether paid admission consultants are useful, and whether students should consider taking a year off between high school and college. Essay sources include the Philadelphia Inquirer Editorial Staff, Natalia Maldonado, Peter Vartanian, and Julia Reischel.

Acing the College Application

How to Maximize Your Chances for Admission to the College of Your Choice
Author: Michele Hernandez
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345462025
Category: Study Aids
Page: 240
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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

The Ultimate College Acceptance System

Everything You Need to Know to Get into the Right College for You
Author: Danny Ruderman
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781429908528
Category: Study Aids
Page: 288
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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.

Countdown to College

21 'To Do' Lists for High School: Step-by-Step Strategies for 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Graders
Author: Valerie Pierce,Cheryl Rilly
Publisher: Front Porch Press (MI)
ISBN: 9780965608626
Category: Education
Page: 167
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Provides guidelines and advice for high school students and their parents on preparing for college, including standardized tests, extracurricular activities, choice of college, and financial aid assistance.

How to Prepare a Standout College Application

Expert Advice that Takes You from LMO* (*Like Many Others) to Admit
Author: Alison Cooper Chisolm,Anna Ivey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118702069
Category: Study Aids
Page: 352
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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.

The New Rules of College Admissions

Ten Former Admissions Officers Reveal What it Takes to Get Into College Today
Author: Michael London
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743280679
Category: Education
Page: 260
View: 1995

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A top-ranked educational consulting firm counsels parents and students on how to select, successfully apply to, and finance college, offering recommendations for every step of the process, from writing essays and preparing for standardized tests to performing well at interviews and navigating financial aid options. Original. 30,000 first printing.

Admissions by Design

Stop the Madness and Find the Best College for You
Author: Lisa Fisher
Publisher: Elevate Publishing
ISBN: 1943425558
Category: Study Aids
Page: 250
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The race to matriculate into the most-prestigious-university-possible is killing America's students. There is a better way! Admissions by Design is a poignant, unorthodox, and thorough guide that upends the traditional paradigm of college admissions. Incorporating the latest research in brain science and human development and using stories from her nearly 20 years of work with students, Lisa Fisher offers students practical tools to reframe the college admissions process to one of an inspired and authentic journey toward self-discovery. Building from the root of the word “admission,” meaning “toward purpose,” and tying the college admissions process to the development of self and to emerging trends in economic development, the author argues that the admissions process shouldn’t be about getting into a prestigious “name” school, but about a journey to knowing one’s self, heeding one’s callings, and identifying the “right fit” school that will serve as the catalyst to embracing a purpose-led life. Presenting facts and details about the ways in which the current system of college admissions negatively impacts students, the author challenges prevailing methods and offers new ideas and solutions to reinvent the approach to college admissions to be more humanistic and student-centered. This practical guide challenges students to define and pursue their unique paths and offers hands-on tools to help students in their process of self-discovery and in identifying and applying to the “right fit” college.

Start Your Own College Planning Consultant Business

Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success
Author: Eileen Figure Sandlin,Entrepreneur magazine
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
ISBN: 1613082460
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 225
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Thanks to today’s busy lifestyles, nearly 4,500 institutions of higher learning, and more than 21 million students, the need for college admissions consulting services continues to grow. The experts at Entrepreneur detail how education enthusiasts and/ or those with a passion for counseling others can take advantage of this home-based business opportunity. Coached by our experts, entrepreneurs learn how to identify their specialty or services—from steering high school students towards acceptance to assisting in filing admission and financial applications and other market needs. They also learn business basics such as establishing their company as a legal entity, outfitting a home office, handling the finances, promoting your services and the like. Given contact lists, resource lists, sample documents, and even interviews from practicing entrepreneurs sharing money-saving tips, pitfalls to avoid, and tricks of the trade, entrepreneurs gain all the intel they need to make their business startup and launch a success.

Getting in!

the first comprehensive step-by-step strategy guide to acceptance at the college of your choice
Author: Paulo De Oliveira,Steve Cohen
Publisher: Workman Pub Co
ISBN: 9780894803598
Category: Education
Page: 240
View: 1999

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Discusses the admissions procedures at American colleges, offers advice on the choice of a university, and explains how to apply for admission to a college

In! College Admissions and Beyond

The Experts' Proven Strategy for Success
Author: Lillian Luterman,Jennifer Bloom
Publisher: Abbeville Press
ISBN: 9780789210609
Category: Study Aids
Page: 303
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A mother-daughter college-admissions-consultant team share their step-by-step proven strategy for crafting a college application that stands out and gets one accepted into the school of his or her choice.

Im unwahrscheinlichen Fall

Roman
Author: Judy Blume
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 364118293X
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
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Wenn ein Moment das ganze Leben ändert 1952: Die 15-jährige Miri Ammermann wächst wohlbehütet im Städtchen Elizabeth, New Jersey, auf. Ihr Vater hat sich zwar früh aus dem Staub gemacht, aber ihre liebevolle und kämpferische Mutter, ihre weise Oma, ihre beste Freundin Natalie und all die anderen Menschen in ihrem Umfeld stehen ihr bei ihren Schritten ins Erwachsenenleben zur Seite. Als sie ihre erste große Liebe Mason kennenlernt, scheint das Glück perfekt zu sein. Doch dann stürzt ein Flugzeug ab, und nichts ist mehr, wie es war.

The Insider's Guide to the Colleges, 2011

Students on Campus Tell You What You Really Want to Know, 37th Edition
Author: Yale Daily News Staff
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781429922050
Category: Study Aids
Page: 1024
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For more than thirty-five years, The Insider's Guide to the Colleges has been the favorite resource of high school students across the country because it is the only comprehensive college reference researched and written by students for students. In interviews with hundreds of peers on campuses from New York to Hawaii and Florida to Alaska, our writers have sought out the inside scoop at every school on everything from the nightlife and professors to the newest dorms and wildest student organizations. In addition to the in-depth profiles of college life, this 37th edition has been revised and updated to include: * Essential statistics for every school, from acceptance rates to the most popular majors * A "College Finder" to help students zero in on the perfect school * Insider's packing list detailing what every college student really needs to bring * FYI sections with student opinions and outrageous off-the-cuff advice. The Insider's Guide to the Colleges cuts through the piles of brochures to get to the things that matter most to students, and by staying on top of trends and attitudes it delivers the straight talk students and parents need to choose the school that's the best fit.

The Portable Guidance Counselor

Answers to the 284 Most Important Questions About Getting Into College
Author: Princeton Review
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 0307755649
Category: Study Aids
Page: 272
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The college admissions process is overwhelming, and counselor appointments can be few and far between at some schools. That's why The Princeton Review got more than 200 top college counselors to share their secrets about getting that crucial acceptance letter! Take the stress out of the college application process with: · Handy tips on finding the right school for you · Step-by-step advice on every aspect of the application · Insider insight into what colleges look for in applicants · Practical hints on standing out in the crowd The Portable Guidance Counselor helps you maximize your college chances with answers to key questions like these: - What should I look for during college visits? - How many AP classes should I take? - Are valedictorians and salutatorians shoo-ins for college? - What do I need to know about applying Early Action or Early Decision? - Where do I find scholarships, and how do I get them? - What do college admissions officers really want to see on an application?

The Easy Essay Workbook

A Step-By-Step Guide to Writing Your College Essays
Author: Laura B. Ginsberg,Eric Ginsberg
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781484930083
Category: Education
Page: 108
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Worried about writing a great college admissions essay? You're not alone. The essay can be one of the scariest parts of the application process. This book walks you through the newest Common Application essay prompts as well as how to figure out which school-specific supplemental essays you'll need to write. There are also easy editing exercises to make sure your essays are perfect.

Entdecken Sie Ihre Stärken jetzt!

Das Gallup-Prinzip für individuelle Entwicklung und erfolgreiche Führung
Author: Marcus Buckingham,Donald O. Clifton
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593502526
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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Stärken der Mitarbeiter stärken, anstatt ihre Schwächen bekämpfen - das ist es, was Unternehmen erfolgreich macht. Denn wer täglich das tun darf, was er am besten kann, arbeitet am effektivsten. Damit individuelle Stärken einfach identifiziert und gefördert werden können, haben die Autoren den Strengths- Finder entwickelt. Dieser Selbsttest ermittelt die fünf größten persönlichen Stärken. In diesem Bestseller erhalten Führungskräfte und Mitarbeiter fundierte Informationen, wie diese "Top Five" im Arbeitsalltag am besten eingesetzt werden können - für mehr Zufriedenheit, Motivation und Erfolg im Job.

The Applica-Phobia of College Admissions

Why ''Getting In'' Starts with Your Resume
Author: P. J. Finer
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469115905
Category: Education
Page: 184
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If you are preparing to apply to colleges and universities in the United Statesyou need this book! College is one of the most expensive investment students will make. Therefore, helping students find the right college for them not only makes for happy students, but helps parents feel more confident about the result. College is not only a big decision that students have to make, but it is also the foundation of their future success. Students and parents are discovering that schools that a few years ago were considered second- and even third-tier schools have elevated their standards significantly. With substantially more students applying, and in some cases fewer spots available, for the select colleges across the country, schools are demanding higher grades and have higher test score criteria, which seemingly place college out of reach. The applicant pool changes annually, thus nothing is carved in stone as to which students are accepted and which are not. However, the best chance of getting in to the school of your choice is to display your passion as to where you are headed in life, starting in 9th grade. High school seniors and college transfer students know how difficult it is to get into the top-tier colleges today. Creating a persuasive, eye-catching application requires creativity, foresight, and a marketable presentation as to what you can offer that will attract schools. That is why the process has to start with a resume. The student applying to college today must show schools why they are different from every other student applying. If you showcase your abilities through the development of a talented resume and a strong essay, admissions committees will have no choice but to fall in love with you! Students must figure out how best to present themselves to admissions committees; difficulties arise when students begin feeling anxiety, their parents begin applying real or perceived pressure, and the student crumbles. The Applica-phobia of College Admissions: Why Getting in Starts With Your Resume is a how-to guide for students navigating the Applica-phobia of the application process. Oftentimes students dont know where to start, and the entire experience becomes overwhelming. This book offers a program that assists students by mapping out the plan that will best suit them. The book addresses how to explore your talents, skills, and aspirationsto create a picture of who you are; how to identify the schools that are right for you; how to determine which type of application to submit (early action vs. early decision, binding vs. non-binding); exercises to help determine what you can bring to a college or university that will create interest; ideas for essay topics, a step-by-step guide to writing a college application essay, and sample essays to get your creative juices flowing; techniques you can use in the interview to convince admissions committees you are the right candidate for their schools; how to put your summers and out-of-school time to beneficial use (with internships, jobs and/or community service); and more. Students who fall under The DREAM Act and Student Adjustment Act will have an opportunity to understand this favorable bi-partisan legislation and the benefits it offers them and their communities. This section also includes a listing of various grants, loans, and scholarships for which students can apply. Colleges and universities across America have one goal: to get the best students that fit within their ideals, thoughts, and personality. Your job is to figure out what those components are and how you fit inand this book will help you.