Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College

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Sourcebooks, Inc., Aug 1, 2010 - Study Aids - 368 pages
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GET ACCEPTED TO THE COLLEGE THAT'S RIGHT FOR YOU

Everyone has their own idea of the perfect college, and the best place for you to spend your college years may not be the most academically prestigious or have the best sports teams. Going well beyond just college rankings, the Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College is the help you need to get started that's been trusted by hundreds of thousands of students, parents, and guidance counselors.

SIMPLIFY AND TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF COLLEGE SEARCH
--Choose the right type of schools for you, including considering the strongest majors, programs, and courses
--Keep everything organized and filter out the marketing hype
--Plan and map your college visits, and ask the right questions during campus tours
--Attract and even negotiate the best financial aid package

This book is a guide not only to who you are, but also to what kinds of schools will be great for you. It starts with an easy but in-depth assessment of your priorities, then takes you step-by-step through the process of applying to the schools that are the best fit for you.

MAKE YOUR APPLICATIONS STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD
--Earn the test scores colleges want to see
--Write authentic admissions essays
--Submit an application that shows off your best features
--Know how admissions officers rank candidates
--Get off the waiting list and get accepted to your top schools

GET ADVICE FROM THE EXPERTS

Edward B. Fiske served for seventeen years as education editor of the New York Times, during which time he realized that college-bound students and their families needed better information on which to base their educational choices. He writes the #1 bestselling annual Fiske Guide to Colleges to help them.

Bruce G. Hammond has devoted much of his time to counseling for college. He served as managing editor of the Fiske Guide to Colleges and is director of college counseling at Dipont Educational Management.

 

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Contents

Getting In
173
Paying the Bill
271
A Time to Reflect
315
What to Do When
327
Glossary
331
Acknowledgments
335
OneHour College Finder Index
339
General Index
351
About the Authors
353
Notes
354
Back Cover
360
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Edward B. Fiske served for 17 years as Education Editor of the New York Times, during which time he realized that college-bound students and their families needed better information on which to base their educational choices. He wrote the bestselling annual, The Fiske Guide to Colleges, to help them.

Bruce G. Hammond was editor in chief of The Insider's Guide to the Colleges and was managing editor of four editions of The Fiske Guide to Colleges. He is the author of Discounts and Deals at the Nation's 360 Best Colleges and is also the co-author of Fiske Real College Essays That Work and Fiske Countdown to College.

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