Author: Paul Glastris
Publisher: New Press, The
Release Date: 2015-03-10
Genre: Study Aids
A college degree has never been more important—or more expensive. If you're not made of money, where can you get an amazing liberal arts education without your parents having to remortgage the house or cash in their retirement fund? Which degrees will allow you to fulfill your dreams and earn a decent paycheck? What do you really need to know if you're the first in your family to go to college? How do you find good schools that offer a well-rounded campus life for black or Latino students? From the staff of Washington Monthly comes a new kind of college guide, inspired by and including the magazine's signature alternative college rankings. The Other College Guide features smartly designed, engaging chapters on finding the best-fit schools and the real deal about money, loans, and preparing for the world of work. This essential higher ed handbook also highlights information on what to look for (and watch out for) in online programs and for-profit colleges and concludes with fifty profiles of remarkable but frequently overlooked schools. All things being unequal, The Other College Guide will provide American students—and their families and school counselors—with the honest and practical information they need to make sense of the college process and carve a path to the future they imagine.
Author: Rebecca Klein-Collins
Publisher: The New Press
Release Date: 2018-12-18
A smart, snappy, and comprehensive guide for the millions of adults who are thinking about going—or going back—to college and want to know how to do it right As anyone who has done it knows, going back to school is a major undertaking. For younger and older adults alike, starting or returning to school presents different challenges than those encountered by teens fresh out of high school and heading straight to college. Countless Americans take on this task while working, raising kids, caring for parents, volunteering, serving in the military—and in some cases all of the above. Although the “non-traditional” undergraduate student is in fact the new normal, the glut of college guides out there don’t include practical advice for the busy moms, frustrated employees, and ambitious adults who are applying to college or hoping to finish earning a degree. Never Too Late will help readers jump-start a new professional path or speed down the one they’re already on by guiding them through vital questions: What should I study? How can I afford the time and money required to get a college degree? How do I compare schools? With key chapters on flexibility (“It’s About Time!” and “Face-to-Face or Cyberspace?”) and rankings of the best colleges for grown-ups diving back into the books, Never Too Late is an essential reference for adults seeking a richer life—and a meaningful place in our rapidly changing economy and world.
Author: Lynn O'Shaughnessy
Publisher: FT Press
Release Date: 2012-04-23
Genre: Business & Economics
This bestseller has been completely updated to provide you with the answers that you need to find wonderful colleges and universities at more affordable prices. The second edition of The College Solution, which contains approximately 90% new material, is aimed at helping parents and teenagers become empowered consumers as they navigate through the college process. Billions of dollars are available to pay for college, but not everybody gets their share. It's not always the families with the brightest students or the parents who are struggling financially who receive the most money. The College Solution shares the secrets of how you can capture some of this money for your own family. The book provides advice on such topics as financial aid, merit scholarships, athletic scholarships, admission hooks, the important differences between colleges and universities, college rankings, the best student loans and the latest online tools to evaluate the generosity of schools. O’Shaughnessy presents an easy-to-use, proven road map for getting past the ratings, and finding the right schools at the right price. No other book offers this much practical guidance on choosing and paying for college now – and no other book will save you as much money!
Outlines strategies for planning a post-high-school life involving college, the military, or a career, and provides real-world recommendations on how to make the most of a high-school education in order to achieve specific goals.
Get Recruited: The Definitive Guide to Playing College Sports is by far the best book of its kind for those looking to play sports in college. The only book written with contributions from more than 70 college coaches, Get Recruited offers real life tips from the college coaches doing the recruiting. It covers camp, showcases, tournaments, videos, and a variety of other tips to give you an edge over the competition.
Author: John Zmirak
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release Date: 2014-04-08
Choosing the Right College is the most in-depth, independently researched college guide on the market, and the only source for students and parents who want the unvarnished truth about America’s top colleges and universities. Updated and expanded, Choosing the Right College 2012-13 features incisive essays, telling statistics, and revealing sidebars on 140 schools—Ivy League institutions, state universities, liberal arts colleges, religious schools, military academies, and lesser-known schools worth a careful look. Here you’ll discover information you can’t get anywhere else about the intellectual, political, and social conditions at each institution, including: •Insider tips on the best—and worst—departments, courses, and professors •The statistics that colleges don’t want you to know •A unique “traffic light” feature—red, yellow, or green—that reveals the state of intellectual freedom and the extent of political correctness on campus •The truth about day-to-day student life: the social scene, living arrangements, campus safety, clubs, sports, traditions, and much more •A roadmap for getting a real education at any school, whether a huge state university or a tiny liberal arts college •Essential financial information, including the extent of need-based financial aid and the average student-debt load of graduates •The most overpriced colleges—and the good values you don’t know about "Practically every aspect of university life that a potential student would want to investigate can be found within these pages.”—THOMAS E. WOODS JR., Ph.D., bestselling author of Meltdown
Peterson's Teens' Guide to College & Career Planning: Your High School Roadmap to College & Career Success is the must-have eBook for middle school and high school students as they prepare for life after graduation. Whether you're heading to a four-year college, a community or two-year college, the military, or the workforce, Teens' Guide to College & Career Planning offers expert advice and tools to help you succeed. Chapters include The Big Jump to High School, The First Steps to a Career, Planning Your Education While in High School, Tackling the Tests (ACT, PSAT/NMSQT, SAT, and TOEFL), The College Search, Applying to College, Financial Aid Dollars and Sense, Other Options After High School, The Military Option, Jump into Work, Survival Skills, and more. Throughout the book, you'll find real-life advice from students, guidance counselors, parents, and college admissions counselors; helpful checklists and worksheets to help keep you organized; essential information to help you decide if the military is right for you; expert financial aid advice and information on scholarships, grants, athletic awards, loans, work-study, and more. Fun graphics along with the informative, easy-to-read chapters make this the perfect guide for the teen on the go.
With input from teens, parents, and numerous experts, Teens' Guide to College & Career Planning knows just how to talk to high school students about the important decisions involving life after graduation. This easy-to-read guide, with updated content, enables busy students to hone in on the right information for them. Whether it's mapping the road from high school to college, figuring out financial aid, determining if joining the military is the right move, preparing for an interview, or developing early career skills, Teens' Guide addresses each option available to young adults with meaningful information. Inside you'll find valuable advice from guidance counselors, instructors, college admission officials, military officers, and-most importantly-other high school students! Also includes, expert tips for interviews, resumes, and cover letters. With new content written by Justin Muchnick, current high school junior and author of Peterson's® The Boarding School Survival Guide, this guide will help you get ready for life after high school.
Release Date: 2000-08-01
Genre: Study Aids
Discusses more than four hundred United States colleges and universities, offering tools for students to evaluate themselves and their needs in terms of each institution, and providing advice on proper essay writing and interviewing techniques.
Your 2019 Guide to College Transfer is an essential resource for the entire transfer process, from application to enrollment. Advisors and Counselors: for additional instructional materials, please visit yourguidetocollegetransfer.org. Whether you always knew you'd transfer credits or you just realized there's a better path to your degree, this guide is for you. We provide all the information you need to assess your educational options and choose the right school for you, including in-depth school profiles that feature transfer admissions policies, financial aid options, and resources available specifically for transfer students -- all in one place. Drawing on over a decade of success helping community college students transfer to selective four-year schools, this comprehensive handbook features more than 100 i-depth profiles of the top transfer schools in the U.S., with expert advice on how to stand out to transfer admissions officers. Your 2019 Guide to College Transfer highlights the best schools for underrepresented, first-generation, non-traditional age, community college, military-affiliated, DACA, and undocumented students contemplating transfer, as well as students with children. New to this edition are profiles and advice about online bachelor's program options. We'll show you what makes a student successful during the admissions, transfer, and enrollment processes, and how to achieve that success in your own transfer. Whether you're a student, a parent, a guidance counselor, or a college adviser, Kaplan's map can help you navigate the complex landscape of college transfer. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this book will go to the Kaplan Educational Foundation, a 501(c)3 public charity. "The Kaplan Educational Foundation's Transfer Guide proves that Kaplan gets it. They truly understand both the challenges facing transfer students and the value these students bring to transfer institutions. I see this guide as a roadmap for transfer students and their families as they navigate the complexities of finding a right-fit transfer institution. I also see this guide as a resource for educators who are looking for new and better ways to meet the unique needs of transfer students." - Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner, President and CEO, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society "The go-to guide for students planning their transfer pathway. [...] This second edition has been updated cover-to-cover to provide timely resources." - Giuseppe Basili Executive Director, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Author: Jon Fugler
Release Date: 2017-08-02
Your family's athletic scholarship dream can become a reality when you apply the recruiting steps clearly laid out in the Athletic Scholarship Playbook.You're a parent. Your son or daughter is a talented high school athlete. You know they have what it takes to compete at the next level and you want to see them get recruited by college coaches. You believe they are athletic scholarship material.Or you're an athlete. You dream of being recruited by college coaches and earning an athletic scholarship. But you don't know where to start.You see other athletes in your city receive full rides and you wonder how they got discovered. Did coaches just find them or is there more to it?You want answers.Jon Fugler takes the mystery out of recruiting and athletic scholarships, providing parents and student-athletes a clear, actionable plan.Athletic scholarships are not just reserved for the best athletes in the city, county, state, country or even team. Every high school athlete who can compete at the next level has a good opportunity for an athletic scholarship. You just need to know the steps to getting noticed and recruited.This Playbook is your recruiting roadmap that will lead you to success, covering steps for all sports, both men's and women's. This complete, detailed, how-to guide covers everything from how to get discovered, how to move up multiple coaches' prospect lists, NCAA and NAIA eligibility and recruiting rules, producing an effective video, choosing the right camps, tournaments and showcases, what to ask coaches so you get the full picture about their program and your status, how to make the final school choice, and much more.Whether you're just starting out or you've been at it for a while, Jon's step-by-step approach will empower you to take control of the recruiting process. You'll get results, even begin hearing from college coaches in the next 30 days.These are the same things Jon discovered to get his twin sons fully paid educations ... at the school of their choice ... playing the sport they love. Since then, Jon has been coaching parents and athletes for over 15 years, helping them achieve their families' scholarship dreams. In this book, he shares the very same things he has taught families like yours.You'll know exactly what you need to do to get on the radar of college coaches, stay on their radar and get offers. Here's a quick look at the key elements you'll learn in the book:* The #1, most powerful way for your son or daughter to get college coaches' attention quickly (in the first 30 days) - this works like crazy! * Jon's proven five-step strategy for landing an athletic scholarship at a school you can trust is the best fit. * What you must do before you even think about getting your son or daughter's name in front of college coaches. * The secret to getting the best offers from the right schools. * How to make your student-athlete stand out and get noticed among all the other prospects. * The proven method for your kid to constantly move up on a coach's prospect list. * How to get the contact info for 75 coaches in less than an hour - not only is it possible, it's easier to do it this way. * When and how to use video.* How to choose camps and showcases so your athlete is in front of the right coaches.* How parents and athletes can work together as a team to get the best results.* How to evaluate your scholarship offers and make the final school choice that is truly the best fit.This book is the culmination of Jon's 15+ years of work with parents and athletes and his proven, step-by-step system for recruiting. You'll come away empowered to run your own recruiting campaign.