The Best Book on Elite Admissions Uncovered

The Best Book on Elite Admissions Uncovered

by Erinn Andrews
     
 

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Elite Admissions Advice From A Former Stanford Admissions Officer

Erinn Andrews (former Assistant Director of Stanford Admissions) has been on both sides of the application process. As a successful applicant to Stanford's undergraduate and graduate programs, she knows what it takes to write a compelling application, and during her time as an admissions officer, she

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Elite Admissions Advice From A Former Stanford Admissions Officer

Erinn Andrews (former Assistant Director of Stanford Admissions) has been on both sides of the application process. As a successful applicant to Stanford's undergraduate and graduate programs, she knows what it takes to write a compelling application, and during her time as an admissions officer, she helped establish Stanford's current admissions rubric.

You've heard the myth that admissions officers pick randomly from a pile of perfect 2400s and 4.0 GPAs. You're terrified of leaving your future up to Lady Fortune, but thankfully, Erinn is here to show you that there is order to the admissions process--there are countless strategies you can start using today to win the officers' approval. Most other admissions guidebooks are vague or outdated, but Erinn has firsthand knowledge of the current standards at Ivy League colleges.

Erinn will help you balance well-roundedness with focus in your extracurricular activities, avoid clichés to write moving essays, and decide how many AP courses to take for your best chance of admissions at top colleges!

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WHAT YOU'LL FIND IN THE BOOK

...A step-by-step guide to improving your admissions chances at Ivy League caliber universities like Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Princeton, and University of Pennsylvania
...A line-by-line analysis of the Common App through an admissions officer's eyes: What are the 24 questions every admissions officer asks about your application?
...The real scoop on SAT scores, the gap year, extracurriculars, facebook profiles, admissions quotas, waitlists, and more!

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MEET THE AUTHOR

Erinn Andrews is the former Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Stanford University. She read and evaluated thousands of applications from the US, as well as more than 70 countries around the world, and through that, she has developed a unique perspective on what it takes to get into the nation's elite colleges. She completed an M.A. in Education at Stanford University's School of Education in the Policy, Organization, and Leadership Studies Program. She also earned a B.A. in History with Honors at Stanford. She now works with students to help them uncover their intellectual and personal interests and present the best version of themselves in the elite admissions process.

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CHAPTER OUTLINE

CHAPTER 1: SETTING THE SCENE: Understanding What Admissions Officers Are Thinking About
...Context. Context. Context.
...Competitive Versus Compelling
...There Are No Quotas

CHAPTER 2: DECONSTRUCTING THE COMMON APPLICATION: The Student Portion
...Orientation: The Common Application
...What You Can Control

CHAPTER 3: DECONSTRUCTING THE COMMON APPLICATION: The Non-Student Portion
...What You Can't (Totally) Control

CHAPTER 4: OTHER ELEMENTS OF THE COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS
...Interviews
...College Visits
...Financial Aid & Scholarships

CHAPTER 5: THE APPLICATION CYCLE
...Early Versus Regular Decision
...Gap Year
...Re-Applying To The Same College
...My admissions guide contains these chapters & more!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781466214736
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
08/16/2011
Pages:
56
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.12(d)

Meet the Author

Erinn Andrews is the former Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Stanford University. She read and evaluated thousands of applications from the US, as well as more than 70 countries around the world, and through that, she has developed a unique perspective on what it takes to get into the nation's elite colleges. She completed an M.A. in Education at Stanford University's School of Education in the Policy, Organization, and Leadership Studies Program. She also earned a B.A. in History with Honors at Stanford. She now works with students to help them uncover their intellectual and personal interests and present the best version of themselves in the elite admissions process.

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