Getting IN by Standing OUT: The New Rules for Admission to America's Best Colleges

Getting IN by Standing OUT: The New Rules for Admission to America's Best Colleges

by Dr. Deborah Bedor
Getting IN by Standing OUT: The New Rules for Admission to America's Best Colleges

Getting IN by Standing OUT: The New Rules for Admission to America's Best Colleges

by Dr. Deborah Bedor


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The Rules for Admission Have Changed! Are you worried about what other families of high achieving children know that you don't about getting your child into a great college? A best-fit college? An Ivy University or top tier college? An intellectually challenging college? Getting IN by Standing Out will show you exactly how to discover, develop, and present your authentic high school journey to get noticed by Admissions among the thousands of other student applicants, and get ACCEPTED at your top schools.

Getting IN by Standing OUT is the heralded, eye-opening guide that students, parents, and high school admission counselors have awaited. The book tells you, through personal student stories, peerless advice from Dr. Bedor’s eminent twenty-five year career, and brilliant out-of-the-box steps, what college admissions Actually looks for today. Dr. Bedor provides a heartwarming, aspirational handbook that coaxes and inspires students to use their high school years for a personal quest, intellectual passion, or social cause that’s in line with their authentic gifts, strengths, and ambitions. All things being equal: grades, scores, and recommendations, it is now your leadership and creative quest towards YOU that reveals the character and intellect that the gatekeepers to Admissions seek.

Inside, Dr. Deborah Bedor empowers you to:
· Discover your passions, create impact, and thrive on intellectual and “extrapreneurial” engagement
· Invest in yourself so the top colleges will want to invest in you
· Learn the study habits and tests that show you off the best
· Brag artfully to remain likeable
· Structure exceptional and meaningful essays explaining “why you do what you do” – because the WHY is everything
· Uncover generous merit-based financial awards
· Ace your admissions interview
“High School is a vibrant, open all night laboratory in which to begin creating yourself. Find the thing that fascinates you, and you will become fascinating.”

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599325590
Publisher: Advantage Media Group, Inc.
Publication date: 04/13/2015
Pages: 194
Sales rank: 887,158
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

DR. DEBORAH BEDOR CEO, College Admission Central. As one of the nation’s most beloved and respected college admissions experts and best-selling author of Getting IN by Standing OUT, Dr. Bedor has had the pleasure of coaching and advising top-tier and Ivy League-bound precollege students for the past thirty years, with remarkable acceptance rates. Dr. Bedor works granularly and creatively with each student, from ninth through twelve grade, as a mentor, innovative résumé builder, college application essay consultant, and high school life coach—structuring and elevating every part of the student’s college application journey, creating standout candidates for acceptance. Dr. B graduated from the Universityof Pennsylvania, Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude, and has lectured on student entrepreneurship in workshops at both Harvard and Columbia Universityies.

Table of Contents

Why Most of What You Know about College Admissions Is Wrong
•The Rules Have Changed Again
•Beginning the Journey to You
Inside the Admissions Office
•What Today’s Admissions Officer Is Looking For
•... And What Doesn’t Work Anymore
“I Wish I Could Get Merit Aid...” You Can!
•Hints For You: Talented STEM Students
•The Most Generous Schools and What They Offer
You, the Extrapreneur: Getting Out of Your High School to Get Noticed
•Create Your Own Opportunities. That Will Get You Admitted!
•“That’s Not Brilliant”: Tips for Avoiding Admissions Fails
•Real Student Stories to Inspire the Extrapreneur in You
You, Gifted: How to Unlock Your Gifts
•Tips for the Student Artist and Leader—The Creative You
•Tips for the Student Athlete
Acing Your Essay: How to Make Your Writing Stand Out
•Finding Your Unique Topic
•Creating the Right Opportunities in High School for a Great, Personal Story
•Beware—Don’t Overshare
Acing Your Application:How to Jump off the Page and into the Acceptance Pile
•Mastering the Craft of Artful Bragging
•Creating a Compelling “Why” Essay—It Just Might Get You Accepted
Acing Your Interview: WOW Your Interviewer With the Little Things
•Taking Control of Your Interview
What They’ll Ask—and How to Answer
Potholes, Pitfalls, and How to Dodge Them
•Listening to the Right People
•Pros and Cons of Gap Year
•How Test Prep Procrastination Can Derail You
•Lead with Your Intellect and Talent to Differentiate Yourself
Inside the Ivies: You Know You Want to Know
•They’re Not All The Same—And They Want You to Know It
•Don’t Get Suckered by Sour Grapes
High School: Your Four-Year Timetable: What You Need to Do and When
•Your High School Planner, Step by Step
•The Scoop on Differences between the NEW SAT and ACT
(And Do Colleges Prefer One over the Other?)
•The Scoop on Differences Between AP and IB
The Ways Admissions Has Changed: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
•Beware—Big Data Is Mining You
•It’s Not Just What You Submit, It’s When
What You Should Be Doing the Summer before College;
•Tips That Prepare You for What Lies Ahead
•Skill Building Now for a Smooth College Ride
•Showcasing Yourself, from Public Speaking to Personal Presentation
Tools That Give You an Admission Advantage
•What College Admission Central Can Do to Ease Your Way
•Apps and Tools That Make You Stand Out in the Applicant Pool
IN CLOSING...To You, My Student Dreamer, on Your Extraordinary Adventure

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