Getting Ready for College: Everything You Need to Know Before You Go from Bike Locks to Laundry Baskets, Financial Aid to Health Care [NOOK Book]

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Getting Ready for College is the ultimate easy-to-use guide to success for college-bound seniors, first-years, and their parents. Polly Berent answers the questions you didn’t know you would need to ask:

• What’s the deal on financial aid and cash management?
• Should I bring a flashlight to school? Do I ...
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Getting Ready for College: Everything You Need to Know Before You Go from Bike Locks to Laundry Baskets, Financial Aid to Health Care

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Overview

Getting Ready for College is the ultimate easy-to-use guide to success for college-bound seniors, first-years, and their parents. Polly Berent answers the questions you didn’t know you would need to ask:

• What’s the deal on financial aid and cash management?
• Should I bring a flashlight to school? Do I really need a microwave and a vacuum cleaner?
• Should I call Mom every time I’m homesick? Will my boyfriend/girlfriend wait for me?
• Will having a credit card help me? Do I need quarters for the laundry?
• When should I lock my room? Where can I fill my prescriptions in my new town?
• Should I take intro classes or harder classes? Should I join a frat/sorority?
• How could I possibly have time to figure all this out and keep in touch with my old friends?

This essential manual includes day planners, notes on how to take notes, tips on how to make a “real life” file, and advice from scores of college students in the trenches as well as campus health-care professionals, college counselors, administrators, and financial-aid advisers. This is everything you need to know about getting ready for college, from students and parents just like you.
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"First-year students, in my experience as a dean, have an awfully hard time getting organized. Polly Berent has the answer: a readable and down-to-earth guide to help students organize everything from living space and wardrobes to time, priorities, finances, social life, and much more. Indispensable summer reading for the soon-to-be freshman." -Robert J. Gross, Dean of the College, Swarthmore College

Advice from those who have been there

“Deadlines matter! Returning your forms on time can mean the difference between getting money or not.”
“Time management is the key to making it through college.”
“Next year I’ll bring more underwear, eat better, and get some sleep.”
“What would I advise someone going through rush? It’s almost impossible to be too perky.”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588363220
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/20/2003
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 871,610
  • File size: 575 KB

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Getting Ready for College is the ultimate easy-to-use guide to success for college-bound seniors, first-years, and their parents. Polly Berent answers the questions you didn’t know you would need to ask:
• What’s the deal on financial aid and cash management?
• Should I bring a flashlight to school? Do I really need a microwave and a vacuum
cleaner?
• Should I call Mom every time I’m homesick? Will my boyfriend/girlfriend wait for me?
• Will having a credit card help me? Do I need quarters for the laundry?
• When should I lock my room? Where can I fill my prescriptions in my new town?
• Should I take intro classes or harder classes? Should I join a frat/sorority?
• How could I possibly have time to figure all this out and keep in touch with my old
friends?
This essential manual includes day planners, notes on how to take notes, tips on how to make a “real life” file, and advice from scores of college students in the trenches as well as campus health-care professionals, college counselors, administrators, and financial-aid advisers. This is everything you need to know about getting ready for college, from students and parents just like you.

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  • Posted February 22, 2009

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    Great College Book

    This book was a quick easy read that really helps inform you about detatils you need to know for college. There are quotes from college students, and it's written in a fun way that makes it more enjoyable than other college guides that are 500 pages long and are written in a patronizing tone. I recommend this to be one of the first books you read, because it doesn't swarm you with details, but it will leave you feeling more prepared and exited about college.

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