Admission Matters

Author: Sally P. Springer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119329893
Release Date: 2017-03-29
Genre: Education

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.

Complete Book of Colleges 1998

Author: Edward T Custard
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 0679783989
Release Date: 1997-09
Genre: Universities and colleges

"The Complete Book of Colleges" is a comprehensive list of over 1,200 college and universities with an insider's perspective.

The Best 378 Colleges

Author: Robert Franek
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 9780307946058
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Study Aids

A survey of life on the nation's campuses offers detailed profiles of the best colleges and rankings of colleges in sixty-two different categories, along with a wealth of information and applications tips.

Colleges That Pay You Back 2017 Edition

Author: Princeton Review
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 9780451487490
Release Date: 2017
Genre: College choice

"Discover colleges that offer exceptional return on investment: a great education at a great price with great career prospects!"--Cover.

Paying for College Without Going Broke 2017 Edition

Author: Princeton Review
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 9781101920435
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Genre: Study Aids

The only annual college financial aid guide with line-by-line instructions for completing the FAFSA and CSS PROFILE aid forms! As seen in USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Money, and the Los Angeles Times, Paying for College Without Going Broke will help you: • Navigate the recent changes to the FAFSA • Use line-by-line strategies for filling out the FAFSA and CSS PROFILE to maximum effect • Increase your chances of receiving aid • Compare aid offers and learn how to appeal if needed • Calculate the actual costs of college • Plan strategically as an independent student or a divorced or single parent • Avoid costly mistakes when applying Paying for College Without Going Broke includes a foreword by Bill Clinton as well as in-depth line-by-line strategies for filling out 2017-2018 aid forms, including the required federal FAFSA form. Praise for PAYING FOR COLLEGE WITHOUT GOING BROKE: "Get this book, and don't just read it. Study it." —Chicago Tribune "Can save thousands in college bills." —John Wasik, Forbes "A first-rate guide through the financial aid maze." —Lynn Brenner, Newsday "...Kalman Chany’s Paying For College Without Going Broke [is] a must-read now. It’s loaded with tips that can save you thousands on college bills...when I got to the section on financial aid, my eyes lit up." —John Wasik, Forbes.com "One of my favorite financial-advice books." —Eric Tyson, author of Investing for Dummies and Personal Finance for Dummies

The Best 377 Colleges

Author: Princeton Review
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 9780307944870
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Study Aids

A survey of life on the nation's campuses offers detailed profiles of the best colleges and rankings of colleges in sixty-two different categories, along with a wealth of information and applications tips.

Complete Book of Colleges

Author: Princeton Review
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 9781101919804
Release Date: 2016-07
Genre: Universities and colleges

The MEGA-GUIDE to 1,355 COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES! No one knows colleges better than The Princeton Review! Inside The Complete Book of Colleges, 2017 Edition, you'll find meticulously researched information that will help you narrow the search for the best college for you! Each of the 1,355 user-friendly profiles answers your questions, including: * How much are tuition and other student fees and costs? * What types of financial aid are available, and when are the applications due? * What do admissions officers most look for in test scores and recommendations? * Which majors are the most popular and have the highest enrollment? * What is the housing like, and how accessible is technology on campus? * What are the key campus organizations, athletics, and student activities? * How selective is the school? * Plus! Indexes based on cost, selectivity, and size that will help you narrow your search. Get a leg up on your college search with this easy-to-use, comprehensive, and savvy guidebook from the experts at The Princeton Review.

The Best 380 Colleges 2016

Author: Princeton Review (Firm)
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 9780804126304
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Education

A survey of life on the nation's campuses offers detailed profiles of the best colleges and rankings of colleges in sixty-two different categories, along with a wealth of information and applications tips.

Colleges That Create Futures

Author: Princeton Review
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 9780804126397
Release Date: 2016-05-10
Genre: Education

KICK-START YOUR CAREER WITH THE RIGHT ON-CAMPUS EXPERIENCE! When it comes to getting the most out of college, the experiences you have outside the classroom are just as important as what you study. Colleges That Create Futures looks beyond the usual “best of” college lists to highlight 50 schools that empower students to discover practical, real-world applications for their talents and interests. The schools in this book feature distinctive research, internship, and hands-on learning programs—all the info you need to help find a college where you can parlay your passion into a successful post-college career. Inside, You'll Find: • In-depth profiles covering career services, internship support, student group activity, alumni satisfaction, noteworthy facilities and programs, and more • Candid assessments of each school’s academics from students, current faculty, and alumni • Unique hands-on learning opportunities for students across majors • Testimonials on career prep from alumni in business, education, law, and much more *************************** What makes Colleges That Create Futures important? You've seen the headlines—lately the news has been full of horror stories about how the college educational system has failed many recent grads who leave school with huge debt, no job prospects, and no experience in the working world. Colleges That Create Futures identifies schools that don't fall into this trap but instead prepare students for successful careers! How are the colleges selected? Schools are selected based on survey results on career services, grad school matriculation, internship support, student group and government activity, alumni activity and salaries, and noteworthy facilities and programs.

The Enlightened College Applicant

Author: Andrew Belasco
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781475826920
Release Date: 2016-08-30
Genre: Family & Relationships

The Enlightened College Applicant presents a no-nonsense account of how students should approach the college search and admissions process. Instead of providing recycled entrance statistics or anecdotal generalizations about campus life, authors Belasco and Bergman incorporate cutting-edge data and research to pull back the curtain on critical topics.

Free College Resource Book

Author: Doug Hewitt
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781593634629
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Study Aids

Inside secrets from two parents who put their five kids through college for next to nothing! With tough economic times, paying for a child's education is harder than ever. Free College Resource Book takes students and parents through the process of weighing options for college funding, including scholarship searches, grants, savings plans, differences between financial aid options, and which financial aid programs provide the best benefits to students, and other sources of money for paying college tuition and fees. This book shows students how to both find sources of funding and prepare winning essays, applications, and interview responses to ensure they meet their financial aid goals. The book also includes a detailed resource section full of websites and organizations willing to help students find financial assistance for college. Written by parents who put five children through college on very little of their own money, this handy guide will aid parents and future college students in their search for the best education at the best price. Easy-to-use reference guide featuring insider tips and advice Overviews the complicated federal financial aid system and provides solutions Suggests a proven plan of action for completing and applying for scholarships and grants Includes a detailed Reference guide to scholarships and financial aid resources Written by two parents who put their five kids through college for next to nothing Prufrock Press offers award-winning products focused on gifted, advanced, and special needs learners. For more than 20 years, Prufrock has supported parents and teachers with a wide range of resources based on sound research. The average day of a parent or teacher of a gifted or special needs learner is filled with a thousand celebrations and challenges. Prufrock's goal is to provide practical solutions to those challenges—to provide readers with timesaving, research-based tools that allow them to spend less time on the challenges and more time on the celebrations. Prufrock Press' line of products features: Resources on parenting the special needs learner Sage advice on teaching in the inclusive classroom Advanced learning tools for gifted children and inquisitive learners Cutting-edge information on innovative teaching approaches Resources for college planning for gifted and special needs learners Prufrock Press is committed to resources based on sound research. It has a senior advisory group composed of the top scholars in the field of education and psychology. All of the company's editors have graduate degrees in education or children's literature, and they all have classroom experience. In essence, when a reader holds a book by Prufrock Press, he or she knows that the information found in that book will be research-based and reflect agreed upon best practices in the field of education and child psychology.

College Essays That Made a Difference

Author: Princeton Review
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 9780804125789
Release Date: 2014-12-09
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

A key resource for college hopefuls shares key guidelines while providing real-world examples of essays written by applicants to Ivy League schools. Original.

The Gatekeepers

Author: Jacques Steinberg
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101200315
Release Date: 2003-07-29
Genre: Education

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 Ultimate Guide to America s Best Colleges 2017

Author: Gen Tanabe
Publisher:
ISBN: 1617600938
Release Date: 2016
Genre: College and universities

Provided up-to-date detailed profiles on academics, student life, athletics, and offers student reviews, entrance strategies, and rankings of the one hundred best college values.

Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017

Author: Edward Fiske
Publisher: Sourcebooks
ISBN: 1402260679
Release Date: 2016-06-24
Genre: Study Aids

"The best college guide you can buy."-USA Today Every college and university has a story, and no one tells those stories like former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske. That's why, for more than 30 years, the Fiske Guide to Colleges has been the leading guide to 320+ four-year schools, including quotes from real students and information you won't find on colleges' websites. Fully updatedand expanded every year, Fiske is the most authoritative source of information for college-bound students and their parents. Helpful, honest, and straightforward, theFiske Guide to Collegesdelivers an insider's look at what it's really like to be a student at the "best and most interesting" schools in the United States, plus Canada, Great Britain, and Ireland—so you can find the best fits for you. In addition to detailed and candid storieson each school, you will find: *A self-quiz to help you understand what you are really looking for in a college *Lists of strong programs and popular majors at each college *"Overlap" listings to help you expand your options *Indexes that break down schools by state, price, and average debt *Vital information on how to apply, including deadlines, fees, and test requirements *Exclusive academic, social, and quality-of-life ratings *All the basics, including financial aid stats, SAT/ACT scores, and acceptance rates Plus a special section highlighting the 44 public and private Best Buy schools—colleges that provide the best educational value "I send students to Fiske before I send them anywhere else." —Director of College Counseling, Los Olivos, CA