Addressing one of the most daunting and stressful tasks that high school students face, this guide offers brutally honest, firsthand advice on how to find the right college and get through the college application process successfully and efficiently. Students who managed the process with good results share their advice on researching college options, getting the most out of college visits, setting up a reasonable college application time line, and choosing among acceptance offers. Suggestions on studying for standardized tests, writing stellar essays, and applying for financial aid help navigate the details of applying and getting accepted. This guide helps students organize their time and work, adopt the right mindset, and feel encouraged during this challenging time.
About the Author:
Albert Suh recently graduated from Princeton University, where he taught standardized test preparation classes to high school students. He lives in Newark, New Jersey. Megan Hutchin is a sophomore at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont. She lives in Media, Pennsylvania. Siobhan Phinney graduated from Columbia University in 1999 with a major in English and a minor in writing. She lives in New York City.