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.

College Admission

From Application to Acceptance, Step by Step
Author: Robin Mamlet,Christine VanDeVelde
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 030759033X
Category: Study Aids
Page: 432
View: 1416

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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.

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.

College Apps

Selecting, Applying to, and Paying for the Right College for You
Author: Trish Portnoy
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285098307
Category: EDUCATION
Page: 256
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Today's high school students are in new territory when it comes to making college and career decisions. College costs, the current economy, and the wide variety of educational options available mean that students and their parents are, more than ever, in

Acing the College Application

How to Maximize Your Chances for Admission to the College of Your Choice
Author: Michele A. Hernández
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0345498925
Category: Study Aids
Page: 262
View: 404

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Offers a step-by-step guide to the college application process with an analysis of the common application, a detailed study of application essays, and a look at common myths and misconceptions about the on-campus interview.

College Admission

From Application to Acceptance, Step by Step
Author: Robin Mamlet,Christine VanDeVelde
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 030759033X
Category: Study Aids
Page: 432
View: 5929

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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.

The College Admissions Mystique


Author: Bill Mayher
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780374525132
Category: Reference
Page: 228
View: 367

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Demystifies the process of searching for the right college, locating financial aid, and managing family transitions during the admission process

Admission Matters

What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting into College
Author: Sally P. Springer,Jon Reider,Joyce Vining Morgan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119329892
Category: Education
Page: 416
View: 1903

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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.

College Planning For Dummies


Author: Pat Ordovensky
Publisher: For Dummies
ISBN: N.A
Category: Study Aids
Page: 320
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Offers advice on applying for admission, negotiating financial aid, choosing the right college, writing essays, and preparing for interviews

Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be

An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania
Author: Frank Bruni
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 145553269X
Category: Education
Page: 176
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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.

B+ Grades, A+ College Application

How to Present Your Strongest Self, Write a Stand-out Admissions Essay, and Get Into the Perfect School for You
Author: Joie Jager-Hyman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1607743418
Category: Study Aids
Page: 256
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"This alternative college admissions guide gives non-straight-A students advice on how to identify, gain admittance to, and pay for the schools that will allow them to flourish"--Provided by publisher.

The College Bound Organizer


Author: Anna Costaras,Gail Liss
Publisher: Sourcebooks Incorporated
ISBN: 9781402272080
Category: Education
Page: 403
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A thorough, efficient, and all-encompassing tool to guide students through every step of the college application process. Includes worksheets, checklists, and organization systems to keep track of all test scores and all student materials in addition to giving college search, financial aid, and essay advice.

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


Author: Michael Muska,Paulo de Oliveira,Anne Dwane,Steve Cohen
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544186540
Category: Study Aids
Page: 360
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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.

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.

Write Successful College Applications: It's More Than Just the Essay!


Author: Cynthia Muchnick
Publisher: Peterson's
ISBN: 0768938902
Category: Study Aids
Page: 246
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Today's college admission applications involve writing more than just one essay. The various required paragraphs and statements demand skill and finesse. Writing Successful College Applications offers vital tips and step-by-step expert advice to help students create outstanding essays to succeed in all aspects of their college applications. This new book offers proven strategies to help students craft a successful essay or personal statement, with tips and insights to guide them through the writing process. There are over 50 sample personal statements from successful students plus bonus information on how to write strong activity and academic paragraphs as well as the "Why This School" paragraph-essential pieces of college applications that should not be overlooked. Interviews with Deans of Admission offer valuable information on what colleges are really looking for in an admission essay.

Countdown to College

21 'to-do' Lists for High School
Author: Valerie Pierce,Cheryl Rilly
Publisher: Front Porch Press (MI)
ISBN: 9780965608688
Category: Study Aids
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.

Earning Admission

Real Strategies for Getting Into Highly Selective Colleges
Author: Greg Kaplan
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781523879168
Category:
Page: 162
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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.

How to Raise an Adult

Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success
Author: Julie Lythcott-Haims
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1627791787
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 368
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New York Times Bestseller "Julie Lythcott-Haims is a national treasure. . . . A must-read for every parent who senses that there is a healthier and saner way to raise our children." -Madeline Levine, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Price of Privilege and Teach Your Children Well "For parents who want to foster hearty self-reliance instead of hollow self-esteem, How to Raise an Adult is the right book at the right time." -Daniel H. Pink, author of the New York Times bestsellers Drive and A Whole New Mind A provocative manifesto that exposes the harms of helicopter parenting and sets forth an alternate philosophy for raising preteens and teens to self-sufficient young adulthood In How to Raise an Adult, Julie Lythcott-Haims draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, and on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. While empathizing with the parental hopes and, especially, fears that lead to overhelping, Lythcott-Haims offers practical alternative strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary for success. Relevant to parents of toddlers as well as of twentysomethings-and of special value to parents of teens-this book is a rallying cry for those who wish to ensure that the next generation can take charge of their own lives with competence and confidence.

I'm Going to College---Not You!

Surviving the College Search with Your Child
Author: Jennifer Delahunty
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781429922159
Category: Education
Page: 288
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Acceptance by a top college is more than a gold star on a high school graduate's forehead today. It has morphed into the ultimate "good parenting" stamp of approval--the better the bumper sticker, the better the parent, right? Parents of juniors and seniors in high school fret over SAT scores and essays, obsessed with getting their kids into the right college, while their children push for independence. I'm Going to College---Not You! is a resource for parents, written by parents who've been in their shoes. Kenyon College dean Jennifer Delahunty shares her unique perspective (and her daughter's) on one of the toughest periods of parenting, and has assembled a top-notch group of writers that includes best-selling authors, college professors and admissions directors, and journalists. Their experiences with the difficult balancing act between control freak and resource answer questions like: --how can a parent be less of a "helicopter" (hovering) and more of a "booster rocket" (uplifting)? --what do you do when your child wants to put off college to become a rock star? and --how will you keep from wanting to kill each other? Contributors include: Jane Hamilton David Latt Neal Pollack Joe Queenan Anne Roark Debra Shaver Anna Quindlen Ellen Waterston

Colleges that Change Lives

40 Schools that Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges
Author: Loren Pope
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143122304
Category: EDUCATION
Page: 340
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Offers profiles of forty-one colleges that focus on individual needs and academic standards, provides tips for choosing a school based on personality, and discusses such topics as learning disabilities and single-sex education.