And if you get in, how will you pay for it? Choosing a college is the most importantand dauntingdecision facing today’s high school students. Unfortunately, when it comes time to narrow down the choices and throw the perfect admissions punch, young people are often left to navigate the tricky admissions process on their own. Now, from the nation’s top African American college guidance service, comes help at lasta comprehensive, one-stop guide to finding the right college, getting in, paying the bill, and much more. With insider tips on the entire admissions process, including advice on choosing a school, getting into the elite colleges, writing a powerful essay, preparing for the SATs, and packaging the application, the book shows students how to package themselves. No wonder college counselors nationwide look to Black Excel for resource materials. A one-of-a-kind manual for success, African American Student’s College Guide also provides:
- In-depth profiles of the top 100 colleges for African American students
- Black Excel’s exclusive list of hundreds of scholarships
- The "Get-the-Money Guide"
- Extraordinary sample essays
- Invaluable Internet resources
Whether you’re a superstar student shooting for the Ivy League or a high school underachiever who needs a "second chance," African American Student’s College Guide will give you that much-needed edgeincluding the "real rules," insider’s tips, and how to beat the admissions odds. BLACK EXCEL: THE COLLEGE HELP NETWORK is the nation’s premier college help service for African Americans. Founded in 1988, it has garnered continuous praise for its personal counseling services, information packets, and its award-winning web site
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Table of ContentsGETTING IN: NAVIGATING THE ADMISSIONS PROCESS.
Getting Started: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
Picking a College: What You Know Can Help You.
Packaging Your Application.
Have You Been Naughty or Nice?: Your High School Record.
Your Test Scores: Beat the Bell Curve!
The Essay: Your Life Preserver.
Recommendations: You'd Better Beware!
Black College vs. White College: Which Is Better for You?
The Top Schools: Can You Do a Four-Minute Mile?
If You've Messed Up Just a Little: "Need a Second Chance" Students.
Transferring: Oops, Let's Do It Again!
THE GET-THE-MONEY GUIDE: FINANCIAL AID, LOANS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS.
Financial Aid: Rules, Myths, and Misconceptions.
Loans and Debt.
Scholarships (or, Make Somebody Else Pay!).
Top Colleges for African American Students.
Black Arts: Colleges of Art, Film, and the Performing Arts.