B Grades A College Application

Author: Joie Jager-Hyman
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 9781607743422
Release Date: 2013-07-23
Genre: Study Aids

This alternative college guide from a former Dartmouth assistant admissions director-turned-consultant gives non-straight-A students advice on the many options available to them and tips on how to identify, gain admittance to, and pay for the schools that will allow them to flourish. Less-than-perfect grades? No problem! Contrary to popular opinion, you don’t need to have a 4.0 GPA or a perfect jump shot to get into a good college. This insider’s guide reveals easy tweaks that will pay off big-time in showing admissions officers that you as a whole—not just your SAT scores—are a perfect fit for their incoming class. With stellar advice on getting into schools that will allow you to thrive, this handbook reveals how to: Find great colleges that are a good match for your strengths (and will overlook less-relevant weaknesses) Painlessly beef up your application Tailor extracurriculars to showcase your uniqueness Make sure your recommendation letters emphasize the right qualities Write original essays that reveal traits beyond your transcript Make an impression on admissions officers and college interviewers Create an early-admissions strategy to increase your likelihood of acceptance Help your chances if you’re deferred Get into brand-name schools through the side door Communicate about learning disabilities or special circumstances Get scholarship money based on attributes other than grades Customize your financial aid strategy BONUS: Includes an appendix of 130+ selective colleges to consider!

The Dirty Little Secrets of Getting into a Top College

Author: Pria Chatterjee
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781941393734
Release Date: 2015-03-24
Genre: Study Aids

A top college admissions insider exposes the never-before revealed secrets to getting into one of America’s elite colleges. Your child is smart. Your child is on the honor roll. Your child aced the SAT. But is it enough to get into a top-tier college? In the Dirty Little Secrets of Getting into a Top College, educational consultant Pria Chatterjee simplifies the complicated process of college admissions, providing parents and students with the tools needed to secure a spot at one of America’s most competitive colleges. In the spirit of Kitchen Confidential, Chatterjee gives readers an exclusive look inside the college admissions office—and the mind of a college admissions officer—and exposes just what elite schools look for in a potential student. Through a series of real-world case studies and with a store of deep insider knowledge, Chatterjee will help you navigate the thicket of college admissions and show parents and students what skills and attributes to stress (and what to downplay) when applying to your dream school. • 100% SUCCESS RATE: This is the bullet proof guide to getting into a top college from a consultant with a 100 percent success rate getting her clients into one of America’s best universities. • INSIDER KNOWLEDGE: Last year 35,000 students applied to Harvard. Only 6 percent were accepted. Chatterjee, a Harvard alum who interviews potential Harvard students as a member of the university’s schools committee, explains that you too can be a member of that elite group. But you must stress the right qualifications.

The College Application Essay 6th Ed

Author: Sarah Myers McGinty
Publisher: College Board
ISBN: 9781457304316
Release Date: 2015-07-07
Genre: Study Aids

This popular guide helps students write essays that win admission Winning college application essays take admission officers beyond the numbers and shows them what the students really care about, how they think, and who they really are. But even the best of students can be daunted by the task. This easy-to-follow guide provides the tools to tell a memorable story. Updated to reflect recent changes to the all-important Common Application, which nearly all applicants to competitive colleges use, this book provides a clear path to an essay that says, "Pick me!" Features: -Best approaches to the new Common Application questions -Clues to how colleges read essays -Simple steps for successful drafts -Revision strategies -Quick fixes for procrastinators -The right role of parents in the process Critiques of actual sample essays guide students toward the best practices and away from common mistakes. No other book on this topic has this breadth and depth of expertise.

How to Make Colleges Want You

Author: Mike Moyer
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402234040
Release Date: 2008-08-01
Genre: Education

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.

Getting Into College

Author: Gail Hall Zarr
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing
ISBN: 0760733295
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Reference

Getting into college can be a long, mind-boggling process, but this guide will walk you through the application maze so that you choose the right school and get accepted. Find out what part of the preparation is the student's job, and what the parents should handle. Use the timeline to learn what to do and when, understand the difference between regular and rolling admissions, and be able to make an informed decision on early admissions. See how to pare down your selection, ace the entry tests, and write a stellar essay. Learn in advance what to expect at an ad admissions interview and the ins-and-outs of financial aid. And there's more, because here is great advice on what really happens that first semester.

Acceptance

Author: David L. Marcus
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101105054
Release Date: 2009-07-23
Genre: Education

An engrossing profile of an extraordinary guidance counselor who helps kids get into the right colleges through focusing on self- awareness Gwyeth Smith, known as Smitty, is a nationally renowned guidance counselor who believes that getting into college should be a kid's first great moment of self-discovery. In Acceptance, David L. Marcus, Pulitzer Prize-winning former education writer for U.S. News & World Report, spins an absorbing narrative of a year in the lives of Smitty and "his" kids. At a diverse public school in Long Island, New York, Smitty works his unique magic on students' applications and their lives, helping them find the right college by figuring out who they are, rather than focusing on what their test scores, grades, and finances reflect. Loaded with advice that readers can apply to their own college searches, Acceptance is a book that thousands of students and their parents will find indispensable.

Write Your Way In

Author: Rachel Toor
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226383927
Release Date: 2017-08-03
Genre: Reference

Writing, for most of us, is bound up with anxiety. It’s even worse when it feels like your whole future—or at least where you’ll spend the next four years in college—is on the line. It’s easy to understand why so many high school seniors put off working on their applications until the last minute or end up with a generic and clichéd essay. The good news? You already have the “secret sauce” for crafting a compelling personal essay: your own experiences and your unique voice. The best essays rarely catalog how students have succeeded or achieved. Good writing shows the reader how you’ve struggled and describes mistakes you’ve made. Excellent essays express what you’re fired up about, illustrate how you think, and illuminate the ways you’ve grown. More than twenty million students apply to college every year; many of them look similar in terms of test scores, grades, courses taken, extracurricular activities. Admissions officers wade through piles of files. As an applicant, you need to think about what will interest an exhausted reader. What can you write that will make her argue to admit you instead of the thousands of other applicants? A good essay will be conversational and rich in vivid details, and it could only be written by one person—you. This book will help you figure out how to find and present the best in yourself. You’ll acquire some useful tools for writing well—and may even have fun—in the process.

Your College Application

Author: Scott Gelband
Publisher: College Board
ISBN: 0874474280
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Reference

Helps students recognize and realistically assess their strong points--abilities, interests, goals, and character--and provides guidelines for gathering and presenting information in a favorable way

Professors Guide TM to Getting Good Grades in College

Author: Dr. Lynn F. Jacobs
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061750489
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Genre: Study Aids

The Professors' Guide to Getting Good Grades in College is the first book to reveal the insider secrets about how professors really grade. The book offers high-value, practical tips about how to succeed at each of the five "grade-bearing" moments of the semester: (1) The Start (2) The Class (3) The Exam (4) The Paper and (5) The Last Month of the Semester. Fast-paced, entertaining, and easy-to-follow, the Professors' Guide will help you get truly excellent grades in college.

College Essay Essentials

Author: Ethan Sawyer
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781492635130
Release Date: 2016-07-01
Genre: Study Aids

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.

adMISSION POSSIBLE

Author: Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402263330
Release Date: 2012-04-01
Genre: Study Aids

"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 College Buzz Book

Author: Carolyn C. Wise
Publisher: Vault Inc.
ISBN: 9781581314373
Release Date: 2007-03-26
Genre: Study Aids

A guide to the nation's colleges publishes extensive surveys--all written by current or past students--from over three hundred educational institutions, covering admission, academics, quality of life, social life, and employment prospects.

Atlanta Magazine

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Release Date: 2005-01
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Atlanta magazine’s editorial mission is to engage our community through provocative writing, authoritative reporting, and superlative design that illuminate the people, the issues, the trends, and the events that define our city. The magazine informs, challenges, and entertains our readers each month while helping them make intelligent choices, not only about what they do and where they go, but what they think about matters of importance to the community and the region. Atlanta magazine’s editorial mission is to engage our community through provocative writing, authoritative reporting, and superlative design that illuminate the people, the issues, the trends, and the events that define our city. The magazine informs, challenges, and entertains our readers each month while helping them make intelligent choices, not only about what they do and where they go, but what they think about matters of importance to the community and the region.

Fat Envelope Frenzy

Author: Joie Jager-Hyman
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061742859
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Genre: Study Aids

A former Ivy League admissions officer, Joie Jager-Hyman follows five bright and eager high schoolers—students from diverse ethnic, social, and financial backgrounds—as they each put their best foot forward on the road they hope will lead them to the hallowed halls of Harvard University. At once a remarkable true story of dedication, achievement, and heartbreak and a guide for success in an ultra-competitive environment, this important work deserves a place in the home of every family that has ever dreamed of receiving that coveted “fat envelope” in the mail. Jager-Hyman also offers a startlingly frank appraisal of the college admission process and the important roles race and class continue to play in a student's efforts to attend the best school possible.

From Public School to the Ivy League

Author: Mandee Heller Adler
Publisher:
ISBN: 1929882955
Release Date: 2014-03-15
Genre: Education

Public school students CAN go to Ivy League schools. Do students really need the dedicated attention of a private school counselor in order to gain admissions to elite universities? What's the secret? Gain the tools and resources needed to compete with the world's top private school college counseling offices. Learn what you need to do in high school in order to stand out and to make a college want you. Recognize how to choose a school for yourself that suits your own needs and goals. Put your best self forward on college applications, in interviews, and during school visits. Know how to get your college experience paid for by others. Are you ready? Expert college counselor Mandee Heller Adler, founder of International College Counselors and graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Business School, will help you help yourself in an easy-to-follow way. The secret is that you don't need deep pockets or a private school education to reach the Ivy League¿all you need is a little moxie, advanced planning, and this book!