Getting IN by Standing OUT

Getting IN by Standing OUT Author Deborah Bedor
ISBN-10 9781599325590
Release 2015-04-13
Pages 194
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The Rules for Admission Have Changed! Are you worried about what other families of high achieving children know that you don't about getting your child into a great college? A best-fit college? An Ivy University or top tier college? An intellectually challenging college? Getting IN by Standing Out will show you exactly how to discover, develop, and present your authentic high school journey to get noticed by Admissions among the thousands of other student applicants, and get ACCEPTED at your top schools. Getting IN by Standing OUT is the heralded, eye-opening guide that students, parents, and high school admission counselors have awaited. The book tells you, through personal student stories, peerless advice from Dr. Bedor’s eminent twenty-five year career, and brilliant out-of-the-box steps, what college admissions Actually looks for today. Dr. Bedor provides a heartwarming, aspirational handbook that coaxes and inspires students to use their high school years for a personal quest, intellectual passion, or social cause that’s in line with their authentic gifts, strengths, and ambitions. All things being equal: grades, scores, and recommendations, it is now your leadership and creative quest towards YOU that reveals the character and intellect that the gatekeepers to Admissions seek. Inside, Dr. Deborah Bedor empowers you to: · Discover your passions, create impact, and thrive on intellectual and “extrapreneurial” engagement · Invest in yourself so the top colleges will want to invest in you · Learn the study habits and tests that show you off the best · Brag artfully to remain likeable · Structure exceptional and meaningful essays explaining “why you do what you do” – because the WHY is everything · Uncover generous merit-based financial awards · Ace your admissions interview “High School is a vibrant, open all night laboratory in which to begin creating yourself. Find the thing that fascinates you, and you will become fascinating.”



The Dirty Little Secrets of Getting into a Top College

The Dirty Little Secrets of Getting into a Top College Author Pria Chatterjee
ISBN-10 9781941393734
Release 2015-03-24
Pages 192
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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.



Don t Worry You ll Get In

Don t Worry  You ll Get In Author Mimi Doe
ISBN-10 9780786739295
Release 2009-04-27
Pages 224
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With more teenagers applying to college today than ever before, the competition has never been stiffer, and the stress can become unbearable not just for teens, but for the entire family. In Don't Worry, You'll Get In, one of the country's top college admissions counselors Michele Hernandez and leading parenting expert Mimi Doe join forces to bring teens the first college admissions guide of its kind: an easy and accessible book full of 100 specific tips to navigate the admissions process successfully and calmly. For each step, Hernandez explains to teens in simple terms exactly what they need to do, while Mimi Doe empowers them to tackle that step with confidence and in the least stressful way. Covering everything from standardized testing to summer plans to writing a great essay, Don't Worry, You'll Get In is the perfect guide for high schoolers who want to be accepted at the school of their choice without burning out for the sake of getting in.



Acing the College Application

Acing the College Application Author Michele Hernandez
ISBN-10 9780345462022
Release 2002-10-01
Pages 240
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With so many qualified applicants, competition for college admissions is fiercer than ever. Now you can put yourself ahead of the pack by making your application flawless! When applying for college, good grades and high standardized test scores are not always enough to guarantee admission. What sets you apart, argues Michele Hernández, is the way you describe yourself in your application. But how do you present yourself with flair, and highlight all your talents, skills, and passions, in just a few pages? A former assistant director of admissions at Dartmouth College, Dr. Hernández takes you step-by-step through the entire application process, revealing the details that make or break an applicant. From the multitude of short and longer essays to the myriad of charts, lists, and personal data sections, she offers essential advice, useful anecdotes, and vivid examples. Included are: • A line-by-line look at the common application • The truth about the essays, with samples of those that made the grade • The best way to ask for teacher and guidance counselor recommendations • When to provide colleges with optional essays and peer evaluations • The ten common myths and misconceptions of the on-campus interview • The most meaningful academic subjects, work experience, and extracurricular activities to mention • Early action versus early decision—the trade offs With this helpful, savvy book, prospective college students—and their parents and counselors—can now vastly improve their chances of getting into the college of their choice. “Want to scale the Ivy wall? Michele Hernández gives you the tools to do it. This brisk, no-nonsense book is built on inside dope, and Hernández’s experience allows her to challenge conventional admissions thinking.” —HARRY BAULD Author of On Writing the College Application Essay



How to Prepare a Standout College Application

How to Prepare a Standout College Application Author Alison Cooper Chisolm
ISBN-10 9781118702062
Release 2013-08-06
Pages 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.



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

Getting In  The Zinch Guide to College Admissions   Financial Aid in the Digital Age Author Michael Muska
ISBN-10 9780544186545
Release 2011-12-15
Pages 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.



How to Be a High School Superstar

How to Be a High School Superstar Author Cal Newport
ISBN-10 9780307715814
Release 2010-07-27
Pages 272
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Do Less, Live More, Get Accepted What if getting into your reach schools didn’t require four years of excessive A.P.-taking, overwhelming activity schedules, and constant stress? In How to Be a High School Superstar, Cal Newport explores the world of relaxed superstars—students who scored spots at the nation’s top colleges by leading uncluttered, low stress, and authentic lives. Drawing from extensive interviews and cutting-edge science, Newport explains the surprising truths behind these superstars’ mixture of happiness and admissions success, including: · Why doing less is the foundation for becoming more impressive. · Why demonstrating passion is meaningless, but being interesting is crucial. · Why accomplishments that are hard to explain are better than accomplishments that are hard to do. These insights are accompanied by step-by-step instructions to help any student adopt the relaxed superstar lifestyle—proving that getting into college doesn’t have to be a chore to survive, but instead can be the reward for living a genuinely interesting life. From the Trade Paperback edition.



The Enlightened College Applicant

The Enlightened College Applicant Author Andrew Belasco
ISBN-10 9781475826920
Release 2016-08-30
Pages 252
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Deluged with messages that range from “It’s Ivy League or bust” to “It doesn’t matter where you go,” college applicants and their families often find themselves lost, adrift in a sea of information overload. Finally—a worthy life preserver has arrived. 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 such as: Whether college prestige really matters, How to maximize your college admission prospects Which schools and degrees provide the best return on investment How to minimize the costs of a college education What college-related skills are valued in the job market, and much more. Whether you are a valedictorian or a B/C student, this easy-to-read book will improve your college savvy and enable you to maximize the benefits of your higher education.



The New Rules of College Admissions

The New Rules of College Admissions Author Michael London
ISBN-10 9781416541073
Release 2006-09-05
Pages 272
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This all-in-one guide shows parents and students how to select, apply to, get accepted by, and pay for college, from the experts at America's #1 educational consulting firm. The rules of college admissions have changed, and the competition today is tougher than ever. It's no longer enough to fill out a few applications and wish for the best. Students not only need to excel, they also need to make their applications stand out from the crowd. Parents often wish they had a personal coach to help their children navigate the process. The New Rules of College Admissions is like having your own team of expert advisers guiding you every step of the way. Each chapter is written by a former admissions officer from top universities -- including Yale, Columbia, and Northwestern -- and each chapter covers topics to help you • Create a list of the "best fit" colleges • Develop a strategy for standardized tests • Prepare for and ace the interview • Navigate financial aid options and much more. Your family's journey to college admissions success begins now. The New Rules of College Admissions will help simplify today's complex college admissions process and lead to an acceptance letter from the college of your dreams.



Break These Rules

Break These Rules Author Luke Reynolds
ISBN-10 9781613747872
Release 2013-09-01
Pages 224
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“This book actually breaks the rules just by existing. This much sheer coolness should not be allowed in one volume!” —Jordan Sonnenblick, bestselling author of Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie In Break These Rules, 35 favorite middle grades and young adult authors—including Kathryn Erskine, A. S. King, Matthew Quick, Sara Zarr, Gary Schmidt, and many others—speak directly to their readers and advise them to break the boundaries of conformity. In moving, inspiring, often funny essays they take on many of the powerfully inhibiting, often unspoken “rules” of adolescence, such as Boys shouldn’t be gentle, kind, and caring; Thou shalt wear Abercrombie & Fitch to fit in; You must be a jock or a nerd--you can’t be both; and Girls should “act like girls.” It is often through reading fiction that kids start to question such restrictions, so who better to speak to them directly than their favorite novelists? The book is focused on encouraging students to break rules in their own lives—a prospect many teens and tweens will find thrilling and fresh. Luke Reynolds has taught middle and high school English in Connecticut and Massachusetts, as well as composition at Northern Arizona University. He is the author of A Call to Creativity and Keep Calm and Query On.



Excellent Sheep

Excellent Sheep Author William Deresiewicz
ISBN-10 9781476702711
Release 2014-08-19
Pages 256
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A Yale professor and author of A Jane Austen Education evaluates the consequences of high-pressure educational and parenting approaches that challenge the mind's ability to think critically and creatively, calling for strategic changes that can offer college students a self-directed sense of purpose.



Earning Admission

Earning Admission Author Greg Kaplan
ISBN-10 1523879165
Release 2016-03-22
Pages 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.



The Applicant An Insider s Guide to the College Admissions Process

The Applicant  An Insider s Guide to the College Admissions Process Author Ishan Puri
ISBN-10 9781105591013
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The Applicant An Insider s Guide to the College Admissions Process has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Applicant An Insider s Guide to the College Admissions Process also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Applicant An Insider s Guide to the College Admissions Process book for free.



What It Really Takes to Get Into Ivy League and Other Highly Selective Colleges

What It Really Takes to Get Into Ivy League and Other Highly Selective Colleges Author Chuck Hughes
ISBN-10 9780071425063
Release 2003-04-22
Pages 288
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The ultimate insider's guide to getting into the nation's most competitive colleges Written by a former senior admissions officer at Harvard University, this book provides keen insights into what it takes to get into America's top schools. With the help of case studies of successful Harvard applicants, Charles Hughes II defines the goals and mission of highly selective schools. He explains the relative weight given to: Academics Extra-curricular activities Personal qualities Intangibles in the admission process Hughes breaks down the components of the application, explaining the significance of each and how they are evaluated. And, drawing upon his extensive experience, he clues readers in on effective ways for applicants to improve their candidacy, including: How to prepare early in high school How to write a better application How to find the school best suited to their interests, personality, and goals With this essential guide, students will be able to present their talents in the best light possible, and create a winning college application.



How They Got Into Harvard

How They Got Into Harvard Author Staff of the Harvard Crimson
ISBN-10 0312343752
Release 2005-09-01
Pages 208
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Describes the individual admissions process of fifty students accepted to the prestigious university, sharing strategies for identifying key talents, submitting the perfect application package, and improving networking skills.



The Secrets of College Success

The Secrets of College Success Author Lynn F. Jacobs
ISBN-10 9780470885611
Release 2010-06-11
Pages 224
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The Secrets of College Success has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Secrets of College Success also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Secrets of College Success book for free.



How to Win at College

How to Win at College Author Cal Newport
ISBN-10 9780767920223
Release 2005-04-12
Pages 208
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The only guide to getting ahead once you’ve gotten in—proven strategies for making the most of your college years, based on winning secrets from the country's most successful students What does it take to be a standout student? How can you make the most of your college years—graduate with honors, choose exciting activities, build a head-turning resume, and gain access to the best post-college opportunities? Based on interviews with star students at universities nationwide, from Harvard to the University of Arizona, How to Win at College presents seventy-five simple rules that will rocket you to the top of the class. These college-tested—and often surprising—strategies include: • Don’t do all your reading • Drop classes every term • Become a club president • Care about your grades, Ignore your GPA • Never pull an all-nighter • Take three days to write a paper • Always be working on a “grand project” • Do one thing better than anyone else you know Proving that success has little to do with being a genius workaholic, and everything to do with playing the game, How to Win at College is the must-have guide for making the most of these four important years—and getting an edge on life after graduation. From the Trade Paperback edition.