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 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.

The College Buzz Book

Author: Vault Editors
Publisher: Vault Inc.
ISBN: 158131437X
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Universities and colleges

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.

Barron s Top 50

Author: Tom Fischgrund
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: STANFORD:36105008570280
Release Date: 1993-07-01
Genre: Education

Detailed descriptions of America's 50 best colleges are selected by their acceptance rate, enrollment rates, and SAT scores. Each chapter is written by a recent graduate, who provides an insider's view. This new second edition has been completely updated to reflect current conditions at each school.

In College Admissions and Beyond

Author: Lillian Luterman
Publisher: Abbeville Press
ISBN: 0789210606
Release Date: 2011-05
Genre: Study Aids

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.

New York

ISBN: NWU:35556032886442
Release Date: 2001-04-09
Genre: New York (N.Y.)

The Business School Buzz Book

Author: Stephanie Hauser
Publisher: Vault Reports Incorporated
ISBN: 1581315112
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics

In this updated annual guide, Vault publishes the entire surveys of current students and alumni at more than 100 top business schools. Each 4- to 5-page entry is composed almost entirely of insider comments from students and alumni. Each school profile features surveys of about 10 students or alumni. Through these narratives Vault provides applicants with detailed and balanced perspectives. Crucially, it provides insider information on admissions and employment prospects, which is lacking in other business school guides.

The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2001

Author: Edward B. Fiske
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0812931726
Release Date: 2000-08-01
Genre: Education

Draws on interviews with administrators and students to furnish data on three hundred of the country's most prominent colleges.

The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2004

Author: Edward B. Fiske
Publisher: Sourcebooks
ISBN: 1402200609
Release Date: 2003-06-01
Genre: Education

Featuring new at-a-glance charts for easy statistical comparison among colleges, a highly regarded, fully revised guide provides thorough and up-to-date profiles of more than three hundred state and private colleges and universities, with ratings of each institution's academics, social life, and quality of life, and highlights the forty-three best buys. Original. 75,000 first printing.