Admission Matters: What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting into College

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 4, 2009 - Study Aids - 336 pages
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The updated edition of the must-have resource for any student applying to college

This thoroughly revised and updated edition of the bestselling book Admission Matters demystifies the college application process and offers practical advice for choosing the right school, writing an effective essay, navigating financial aid, and more. This handy resource will help any college-bound student whether they attend well-funded private schools or cash-strapped public schools. Filled with helpful suggestions, ideas, and advice, the new edition also includes tips for home-schooled students who are preparing to attend college.

  • Helps all students who are applying to college understand the process and find the school that fits their needs
  • Expanded information on testing, early decision/early action, applying as a home schooler, and tackling the dreaded college essay
  • Up-to-date advice on financial aid in tough economic times – how it works and how to maximize your chances of getting aid
  • Authors bring the multiple viewpoints of college admissions officer, high school counselor, and parent of college-bound students

This book gives any college-bound student the information they need to make the application process run smoothly.

  

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Springer (associate chancellor, Univ. of California, Davis) and freelance writer Franck have produced an honest, detailed account of the increasingly competitive admissions process at selective ... Read full review

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This is a great book to educate yourself regarding the intricacies of the college admission process. Great especially for parents, this books covers it all! Read full review

Contents

What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting into College 2nd Edition Chapter 1 Why Has College Admissions Become So Competitive?
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What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting into College 2nd Edition Chapter 2 What Do Selective Colleges Look for in an Applicant?
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What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting into College 2nd Edition Chapter 3 How Do Colleges Make Their Decisions?
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What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting into College 2nd Edition Chapter 4 How Colleges and Students Differ Finding What Fits
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What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting into College 2nd Edition Chapter 5 Where Should You Apply?
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What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting into College 2nd Edition Chapter 6 The Big Tests
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What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting into College 2nd Edition Chapter 7 Deciding About Early Decision and Other Early Options
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What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting into College 2nd Edition Chapter 8 Applying Well Part I
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What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting into College 2nd Edition Chapter 12 What Matters Most Advice to Parents and Students
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What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting into College 2nd Edition Epilogue
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What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting into College 2nd Edition Appendixes
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What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting into College 2nd Edition College Preparation Time Line
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What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting into College 2nd Edition Glossary
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What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting into College 2nd Edition Resources
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What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting into College 2nd Edition Notes
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What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting into College 2nd Edition About the Authors
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What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting into College 2nd Edition Chapter 9 Applying Well Part II
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What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting into College 2nd Edition Chapter 10 Paying the Bill
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What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting into College 2nd Edition Chapter 11 Making Your Decision After the Colleges Make Theirs
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About the author (2009)

Sally P. Springer, Ph.D., is associate chancellor emerita at the University of California, Davis. She is a psychologist and has more than thirty-five years of experience in higher education as a professor and university administrator.

Jon Reider, Ph.D., is director of college counseling at San Francisco University High School, an independent 9-12 high school. For fifteen years he served as an admissions officer at Stanford University.

Marion R. Franck, M.A., is a weekly columnist for the Davis Enterprise. She has been a featured writer in UC Davis' publications for parents.

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