The Early Admissions Game: Joining the Elite, with a new chapter

The Early Admissions Game: Joining the Elite, with a new chapter

by Christopher Avery, Richard Zeckhauser, Andrew Fairbanks
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674016203

ISBN-13: 9780674016200

Pub. Date: 08/23/2004

Publisher: Harvard

Based on the careful examination of more than 500,000 applications to fourteen elite colleges and hundreds of interviews with students, counselors, and admissions officers, this book details the advantages and pitfalls of applying early as it provides a map for students and parents to navigate the process.  See more details below

Overview

Based on the careful examination of more than 500,000 applications to fourteen elite colleges and hundreds of interviews with students, counselors, and admissions officers, this book details the advantages and pitfalls of applying early as it provides a map for students and parents to navigate the process.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674016200
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
08/23/2004
Edition description:
with a new chapter
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
1,404,567
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Joining the Game

1 The History of Early Admissions

2 The State of the Game

3 Martian Blackjack: What Do Applicants Understand about Early Admissions?

4 The Innocents Abroad: The Admissions Voyage

5 The Truth about Early Applications

6 The Game Revealed: Strategies of Colleges, Counselors, and Applicants

7 Advice to Applicants

Conclusion: The Essence of the Game and Some Possible Reforms

Appendix A Median SAT-1 Scores and Early Application Programs at Various Colleges

Appendix B Data Sources

Appendix C Interview Formats

Notes

Acknowledgments

Tables and Figures Index

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