How to Survive Getting Your Kid Into College: By Hundreds of Happy Parents Who Did

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Getting in: Today's college admissions game requires a team effort. Each year brings more applications, higher tuitions, and tougher admissions standards among competitive schools. Plenty of experts can give advice: This book goes to the real source-the parents of recent high school graduates who just ran the application gantlet and survived-happily!-to pass on their hard-won wisdom to others.

In How to Survive Getting Your Kid into College, hundreds of parents talk about their ...

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Overview

Getting in: Today's college admissions game requires a team effort. Each year brings more applications, higher tuitions, and tougher admissions standards among competitive schools. Plenty of experts can give advice: This book goes to the real source-the parents of recent high school graduates who just ran the application gantlet and survived-happily!-to pass on their hard-won wisdom to others.

In How to Survive Getting Your Kid into College, hundreds of parents talk about their thoughts, strategies, struggles-even their failures-in navigating the college admissions process. Filled with tips, tricks, humor, and horror stories, it's a book to help parents help their kids succeed.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933512112
  • Publisher: Hundreds of Heads Books
  • Publication date: 7/11/2007
  • Series: Hundreds of Heads Survival Guides
  • Pages: 227
  • Sales rank: 1,476,565
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     vii
Sizing Things Up: When to Start & What to Do     1
Money! College Costs & Your (Shrinking) Wallet     33
Parent to Parent: Competition & Controversy     57
Tests: Not Just a Number     71
The Grand Tours: Visiting Colleges     85
Focus: Narrowing the Choices     101
Getting Help: School Resources & Private Counselors     119
Endurance: The Application Process     131
Overboard! Knowing How Far Is Too Far     155
Applications Finished! Now for the Wait     165
Getting the News: Fat Envelopes, Thin Envelopes     173
The Hardest Part: Letting Them Go     201
Useful Web Sites     224
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