The Bottom Line: Get Into College is one of the best college advice guides on the market. Throughout the book, students, parents, admissions officers, and consultants offer valuable information on everything from admissions to financial aid.
Includes advice from admissions officers at leading colleges
Includes 750 valuable tips from students
Includes a step-by-step guide to writing the perfect application essay
None. This is a great book.
Get Into College is an award-winning college advice guide that provides practical tips on standardized tests, choosing a school, school visits, admissions, interviews, financial aid, and much more. The vastly expanded second edition of Get Into College also includes an 80-page guide with step-by-step instruction for writing a quality applications essay. The guide is written by Harvard law grad/SAT guru Jay Brody and includes sample essays that demonstrate writing techniques. I would highly recommend Get Into College to any college applicants who is looking for practical guidance or tips on getting accepted to a college program.
"[A] great resource tool that prospective college students, parents, high schools counselors, and academic advisors working with students to make the transition process from high to college can benefit greatly from. What makes this book unique is that it provides stories and tips from admissions officers, current students, and parents of college students who have successfully navigated the college admissions process and are now enrolled in a four-year institution. Korn and Kabat have compiled a very strong resource to provide students with the ABCs of the college admissions process. . . .This resource can . . . assist parents in learning about how they can support their student with this process while allowing their student to take the lead. [W]ise advice.”
--The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), the Global Community for Online Advising
--Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Finalist
While this title covers much more than just the college selection process, its unique style sets it apart and provides teen appeal. Along with practical step-by-step instructions, there are quotes from students with their thoughts on everything from school selection to financial aid. Expert advice from the Independent Educational Consultants Association is sprinkled throughout the book in special “Counselor’s Corner” articles. Online resources, citations, and background notes are included.
--School Library Journal
And Praise for the First Edition of How to Survive Getting Into College:
"I recommend this book for everybody".
--Meredith Vieira, The Today Show
--ForeWord Magazine 2007 Book of the Year Bronze Medal Winner
"With its Weblike pages and tell-it-to-you straight tone, HTSGIC is sure to appeal to students navigating the tricky tributaries of the college application process. Parents will find plenty to like, too. HTS is chockfull of honest, heartfelt, and often funny advice from not just experts but the folks who have been there and done that - college students and their parents. . . [t]he book covers everything college students are bound to confront. Topics are covered with a can-do attitude that helps take the fear factor out of what often is one of the most stress-inducing projects families tackle together. As with anything else in life, it helps to talk to people who've done what you're planning to do. This book compiles the experience of hundreds of students and parents who have survived getting into college."
With “How to Survive Getting into College,” students have a truly practical guide filled with honest advice dosed with humor from their peers, and parents have a new source of practical, insider information.
--The Palestine (TX) Herald
“A must-read for parents and their college-bound students”
--The (McAllen, TX) Monitor
"[V]ery readable book . . . The information is timeless."
-- International Honor Society of High School Journalists