A Is for Admission: The Insider's Guide to Getting into the Ivy League and Other Top Colleges (Google eBook)

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Grand Central Publishing, Oct 28, 2010 - Study Aids - 288 pages
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A former admissions officer at Dartmouth College reveals how the world's most highly selective schools really make their decisions.
  

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Review: A is for Admission: The Insider's Guide to Getting Into the Ivy League and Other Top Colleges

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I finished this in four hours. I read it in August, as a rising senior with college applications waiting to be started - what I can I say? While I can confidently say that I had a roughly accurate ... Read full review

Review: A is for Admission: The Insider's Guide to Getting Into the Ivy League and Other Top Colleges

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Sheds some light on the whole mysterious admissions process. Though a bit dated. Read full review

Contents

PAGE 3
PAGE 4
THE HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT
TEACHER RECOMMENDATIONS
SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS
OTHER MISCELLANEOUS SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS
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CASE NUMBER ONE

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MIDDLE SCHOOLJUNIOR HIGH
HIGH SCHOOL
WHAT ABOUT GRADE GRUBBING AND WORKING FOR THE GRADE?
TIME TIPS FOR TAKING TESTS IN HIGH SCHOOL
TEST REQUIREMENTS AT TOP SCHOOLS
ACADEMIC PLANNING
WHAT ABOUT SAT PREP COURSES?
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POSSIBLE OUTCOMES FOR EARLY APPLICATIONS
WILL I GET LESS FINANCIAL AID IF I APPLY EARLY DECISION OR EARLY ACTION?
WHATS THE BOTTOM LINE?
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IMPLICATIONS FOR SELECTIVE ADMISSIONS
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SOME IMPORTANT OBSERVATIONS
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CALCULATING THE AI
INEQUITIES
HOW TO OVERRIDE THE CRS IN UNFAIR CASES
ACADEMIC RANKING SYSTEMS
FINE BUT WHAT USE IS THE AI?
WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE AN ACADEMIC 1 2 OR 3
WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE AN ACADEMIC 4 5 OR 6
WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE AN ACADEMIC 7 8 OR 9
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AP SCHOLAR AWARDS
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PREAPPLICATION
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PAGE 2
CASE NUMBER THREE
CASE NUMBER FOUR
CASE NUMBER FIVE
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SQUEEZE PLAYS
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ADMISSIONS POLICIES AND MINORITY STUDENTS
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IVY LEAGUE APPLICANTS WHO ARE NOT ATHLETES AND OTHER APPLICANTS TO HIGHLY SELECTIVE COLLEGES
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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
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Acknowledgments
Appendix
Glossary
Table of Contents
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
PRAISE FOR A IS FOR ADMISSION
A IS FOR ADMISSION
Copyright
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Michele A. Hernandez graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College in 1989. She served as an assistant director of admissions at Dartmouth College from 1992 to 1997. Currently, she is the president of Hernandez College Consulting LLC, one of the nation's leading firms on helping students gain admission into top colleges.

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