The College Admissions Mystique

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In this fresh and plainspoken book, admissions professional Bill Mayher demystifies the college application process, guiding students and parents through this too often anxiety-filled ritual. He covers practical issues, including discovering colleges, narrowing down the search, finding financial aid, and using college counselors to the best advantage. And he deals with the emotional issues, since this is a time of transition and growth for the whole family. Finally, he makes it clear that the best college choice ...

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Overview

In this fresh and plainspoken book, admissions professional Bill Mayher demystifies the college application process, guiding students and parents through this too often anxiety-filled ritual. He covers practical issues, including discovering colleges, narrowing down the search, finding financial aid, and using college counselors to the best advantage. And he deals with the emotional issues, since this is a time of transition and growth for the whole family. Finally, he makes it clear that the best college choice is not simply the school that is the most difficult to get into.

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“Bill Mayher’s intelligence, common sense, and humor, coupled with his love and respect for students and education, made him a standout as a college counselor. Now all families can have the benefit of his insight as they navigate the college application process.” – Tamara Elliott Rogers, Former Senior Admissions Officer, Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges

“A wise and thoughtful book. I shall recommend it enthusiastically to our students and their families.” – Alice Purington, Senior Associate Director of College Counseling, Phillips Academy

“Buy this book! It is the finest I have encountered on the subject in my thirty-year career. It will make you a stronger applicant or a better parent.” – Thomas D. Harvey, Headmaster, Lake Forest Academy

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In this plain-spoken book, Mayher covers practical issues of college admissions, including selecting colleges, narrowing the search, finding financial aid, and using college counselors. Drawing on 27 years of experience in counseling students, he presents important issues in a humorous manner. His aim is to provide knowledgeable and useful tips in helping students and their parents gain a basic understanding of what goes on in the world of college admissions. Students and parents who read this book should be able to overcome some of the anxiety and frustration that have become part of the process of choosing a college; along with high school counselors, they will find this helpful book, written in plain language, an enjoyable read. Recommended for school and public libraries.Samuel T. Huang, Northern Ill. Univ. Lib., DeKalb
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780374525132
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 653,024
  • Product dimensions: 5.48 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.68 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2003

    The Finest College Admissions Book on the Market

    You will get a far greater return than your purchase price from this book. Mayher is a seasoned professional who lends sound advice and sanity to the transition to college process.

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