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CliffsNotes Roadmap to College: Navigating Your Way to College Admission Success


Let the experts at CliffsNotes steer you toward college admission success!

Applying to college can be a daunting process, but with the expert help of CliffsNotes, you'll get all the advice you need to navigate your way through the entire admission process and get into the...

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Let the experts at CliffsNotes steer you toward college admission success!

Applying to college can be a daunting process, but with the expert help of CliffsNotes, you'll get all the advice you need to navigate your way through the entire admission process and get into the school of your dreams. Inside, you'll get:

  • What College Admission Officers Are Looking for
  • What You Should Be Looking for in Colleges
  • Planning Worthwhile Campus Visits
  • How to Write a Winning Personal Statement
  • Do's and Don'ts for Essay Writing
  • Sample Essays That Worked
  • Application Nuts and Bolts
  • How to Salvage Your Senior Year
  • How to Pay for College
  • Appendices Packed with Useful Web Sites and National Scholarships
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470474426
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 10/12/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 930,088
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Karen Wolf, M.S., is a college guidance counselor at the Hebrew Academy of Five Towns and Rockaway (HAFTR) High School, a private high school in Cedarhurst, New York. She is a certified School Counselor, having received her M.S. in Education from Hofstra University. She has a second Master's Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She has a B.A. in Psychology with an adjunct in Management from Binghamton University, State University of New York. Before becoming a college guidance counselor, Karen held several positions in the public and private sectors as a management consultant and a training-and-development/organization-development professional.
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Table of Contents

About the Author.


1 Self-Assessment.

2 How You’re Judged: What College Admissions Officers Look For.

3 How You Should Judge Colleges: What Students Should Look For.

4 Road Trip: Planning Worthwhile Campus Visits.

5 How to Write a Winning Personal Statement.

6 Packaging Yourself: Application Nuts and Bolts.

7 Financial Aid 101: How to Pay for College.

8 Avoiding Roadblocks and Hazards.

9 Getting a Late Start.

10 Where Do I Go from Here?

Appendix A: Web Sites.

Appendix B: National Scholarships.

Appendix C: Glossary.

Appendix D: 34 Ways to Reduce College Costs.

Appendix E: Students’ Rights and Responsibilities in the College Admission Process.


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