How to Be Irresistible to Colleges: The Essential Guide to Being Accepted [NOOK Book]

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Finding the right college is like searching for the perfect mate. You narrow your prospects (short list of schools), write love letters (admission essays), pay for fancy dinners (financial aid and scholarships), and even deal with rejection. It's confusing and stressful. But when you do find that perfect match, it's life changing...and worth all the effort.
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How to Be Irresistible to Colleges: The Essential Guide to Being Accepted

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Overview

Finding the right college is like searching for the perfect mate. You narrow your prospects (short list of schools), write love letters (admission essays), pay for fancy dinners (financial aid and scholarships), and even deal with rejection. It's confusing and stressful. But when you do find that perfect match, it's life changing...and worth all the effort.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932662580
  • Publisher: Supercollege, Llc
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 970 KB

Meet the Author

Eric Dawson and Lynda Herring are both college counselors and teachers at Kent Denver School in Englewood, Colorado. They both live in Denver, Colorado.

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Table of Contents

A Note About Terminology ix

Prologue: How This Book Is Different xiii

Chapter 1 The Glamour of Falling in Love: A few thoughts about the hype 1

Chapter 2 So ... Who Are You, Anyway?: The importance of knowing yourself with ten questions to help 7

Chapter 3 Timing Is Everything: The calendar 27

Chapter 4 Checking Out the Field: Knowing your resources 35

Chapter 5 Setting up Your Little Black Book: Creating a balanced list of good matches 45

Chapter 6 Pre-Date Primping: Course work, standardized tests, and EA/ED 67

Chapter 7 The First Date: The interview and visits 81

Chapter 8 Meet the Parents: How to let your parents have a say without their dominating your every waking thought 91

Chapter 9 The Love Letter: The application, essay, and other paperwork 97

Chapter 10 How to Play the Game: Diversity, athletics, legacy, first-generation college, development office candidacy... 127

Chapter 11 Paying for Dinner: Financial aid and scholarships 133

Chapter 12 The Wait: Waiting for an answer 141

Chapter 13 Mixed Messages-The Wait List: What you can do if it happens to you 145

Chapter 14 Dealing with the Hurt: Rejection 151

Chapter 15 Taking a Break or "Finding Yourself": The gap year 155

Chapter 16 Love the One You're With: Making your choice and liking it 157

Chapter 17 When Things Go South: The transfer 163

Chapter 18 Marriage: How to succeed in college: tips from former students 167

Our Random List of 76 Colleges We Like 177

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  • Posted April 7, 2009

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    A must for high school students and their parents preparing for college

    How to be Irresistible to Colleges is a comprehensive guide for high school students, to be used on its own or to confirm what one's college counselor is recommending. It is well written, light-hearted, and entertaining, while offering good, sound advice and a new insight into the process of choosing, applying to, and accepting the college best suited to the individual student. Both highschoolers and their parents will find this book a valuable aid.

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  • Posted April 7, 2009

    Great Info

    This book is a must for students and parents in finding the right college fit and how to get there for any soon to be graduate. It details excellent strategy, is well written, and easy to navigate.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2009

    This one is great!

    This book is full of practical information, but more importantly... it is written in such a way that it is easy to read. You can tell these authors have a sense of humor and like kids. It shows in the caring way they explain how important finding your college "fit" is to all the cartoons and personal antedotes included. They aren't afraid to say it like it is, but they give tons of options for everyone. A great college resource!

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