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College Matters Guide to Getting Into the Elite College of Your Dreams
     

College Matters Guide to Getting Into the Elite College of Your Dreams

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by Jacquelyn Kung, Melissa Dell, Joanna Chan, Katherine Jane Bacuyag
 

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An invaluable resource for high school students who dream of getting into top- flight colleges

College Matters offers the guidance of 12 students who made it into their dream colleges. They share their expertise about the entire process, from first explorations, to estimating chances, through the practical work of reaching the goal.

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An invaluable resource for high school students who dream of getting into top- flight colleges

College Matters offers the guidance of 12 students who made it into their dream colleges. They share their expertise about the entire process, from first explorations, to estimating chances, through the practical work of reaching the goal. Here's what you need to know to optimize your chances of admission to one of the most selective colleges.

Features include:

  • Proven techniques for getting into an elite college
  • An approach that teenagers can identify with
  • Chapters that are written by students uniquely qualified in specific topics--for example, Evelyn Huang, author of the financial aid chapter, won more than $110,000 in scholarships

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071460064
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
08/21/2004
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
271
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

Jacquelyn Kung founded College Matters while she was a student at Harvard. She graduated in 2002 and works at the Boston Consulting Group.

Melissa Dell was the College Matters seminar director and will be the organization's 2004-2005 managing director. She is currently a Harvard junior studying abroad in Chile.

Joanna Chen graduated at the top of her class of 1,100, won a Presidential Scholarship, and was accepted early by Harvard and other top schools.

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College Matters Guide to Getting Into the Elite College of Your Dreams 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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This book is absolutely AMAZING! I just got my copy a couple of days ago, and have already read it from cover to cover. Fred Hargadon, former Admission Dean of Swarthmore, Princeton, and Stanford raves about the book in the forward, and rightly so. I've read a lot of the books on the market, but never one that was this thorough. It's packed full of info on everything from the new format SAT to winning scholarships and financial aid to advice just for parents. And the information is wonderfully thorough--the authors are obviously very knowledgeable and i'm just glad that they decided to share everything they've learned with us. Plus, i was surprised at what frank and straightforward information that this book contained from admissions deans and experts, in special inserts that supplemented what the authors wrote. I was also impressed that it seems to address a diversity of concerns, without droning on and on. Best of all, it is a great, fun read. Like Dean Hargadon said in the forward, the authors were obviously serious about the work, without taking themselves too seriously. This is a book that even a kid who hates to read can pick up and enjoy and identify with, as it is written by young people. The motivation behind the book is also amazing. It was written by students from an acclaimed student-run non-profit called College Matters that has helped thousands of students apply to college. All proceeds from the book are benefiting a scholarship fund for underserved students. So i know that not only did i get a great read; the little bit of money i spent on the book all went to a great cause. Overall, i would say if you are a high school student--or the parent of one--this is a book that you cannot afford not to read. The information contained inside could easily make the difference between getting in and getting rejected from your dream school, or winning or not the money to pay for your education wherever you go (BTW, despite the title, the book talks about applying to a wide variety of colleges, not just so-called elite colleges, so even if your not considering the traditional 'elite' colleges, it will still be super useful).