Getting Into College

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Barnes & Noble Publishing, 2003 - Reference - 224 pages
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Getting into college can be a long, mind-boggling process, but this guide will walk you through the application maze so that you choose the right school and get accepted. Find out what part of the preparation is the student's job, and what the parents should handle. Use the timeline to learn what to do and when, understand the difference between regular and rolling admissions, and be able to make an informed decision on early admissions. See how to pare down your selection, ace the entry tests, and write a stellar essay. Learn in advance what to expect at an ad admissions interview and the ins-and-outs of financial aid. And there's more, because here is great advice on what really happens that first semester.
 

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Contents

Getting started
10
People who can help 22 Now what do I do?
24
Colleges and degrees
40
Chapter a What do you want?
54
Campus security 62 College Athletics 64 Specialneeds
70
The form 90 Application at a glance 92 Sending your
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The standardized tests
118
Paying for college
132
What college costs 132 Financial aid basics 134 Grants
152
Decision time
168
Chapter 1O Going back to college
200
Index
216
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