Get into College [NOOK Book]

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Getting into college is one of life’s most daunting challenges. Why not let the experts help? The experts in this case include dozens of college consultants, admissions officers, parents, and, best of all, hundreds of students who have experienced the process firsthand. Individual chapters cover such topics as getting started, preparing for the SAT, deciding which colleges to apply to, perfecting applications and essays, putting one’s best foot forward in an interview, and what to do for extracurricular ...
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Overview


Getting into college is one of life’s most daunting challenges. Why not let the experts help? The experts in this case include dozens of college consultants, admissions officers, parents, and, best of all, hundreds of students who have experienced the process firsthand. Individual chapters cover such topics as getting started, preparing for the SAT, deciding which colleges to apply to, perfecting applications and essays, putting one’s best foot forward in an interview, and what to do for extracurricular activities and summer vacations. Additional chapters explain what to look for when visiting schools, how to get financial aid, getting support from counselors and parents, dealing with rejection and acceptance, and how to pick the right school. This expanded edition includes special “Counselor’s Corner” features, material on “How to Survive Getting Your Kid into College,” Harvard Law grad Jay Brody’s discussion of how to write the best application essay, and much more.
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Editorial Reviews

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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.
Pros
• 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
Cons
• 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.
--ABOUT.com

"[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."
--Chicago Sun-Times

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933512273
  • Publisher: Hundreds of Heads Books
  • Publication date: 3/10/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Pages: 560
  • File size: 5 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Chapter 1 First Steps: Launching the College Process 1

Chapter 2 SAT/ACT: How to Prepare? 41

Chapter 3 SAT/ACT: Strategies & Tips for Besting the Test 79

Chapter 4 SAT/ACT: Test Day ... and Beyond 103

Chapter 5 Making a List, Checking it Twice: Where to Apply? 137

Chapter 6 First Impressions: Applications & Essays 161

Chapter 7 Face to Face: Interviews 217

Chapter 8 Extracurriculars & Summers: Activities That Help You Stand Out 231

Chapter 9 Love at First Sight? Visiting Schools (and what to do when they visit you) 255

Chapter 10 Show Me the Money: Scholarships, Financial Aid & Loans 291

Chapter 11 Help! Getting Support From Counselors & Parents 319

Chapter 12 The "Mailbox Diet": Fat Envelopes, Thin Envelopes 353

Chapter 13 Decisions, Decisions: Picking the 'Right' School for You 377

Chapter 14 Open Your Mind: Imagining the College Life (while doing enough to graduate high school!) 403

Chapter 15 One More Summer: Your Pre-College To-Do List 419

Chapter 16 More Wisdom: Good Stuff that Didn't Fit Anywhere Else 439

Special Insert Brody's Guide to the College Admissions Essay 453

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