How to Survive Getting Your Kid Into College: By Hundreds of Happy Parents Who Did

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Rachel Korn
Hundreds of Heads Books, Mar 1, 2009 - Study Aids - 256 pages
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Getting into college has become an obsession — and not just with anxious students. Parents, too, are intensely involved in all aspects of the search and application process. “Expert” advice is easy to find, but nothing beats the hard-won wisdom of those in the front lines — the parents of recent high school graduates who ran the application gauntlet and lived to tell about it. In this handy, upbeat guide, hundreds of parents discuss their thoughts, strategies, struggles — even their failures — in navigating this tricky process. Filled with tips, tricks, humor, and horror stories, it's a book to help parents help their kids — and themselves — succeed. Compiled by admissions consultant Rachel Korn, the book includes do’s and don’ts, common sense psychology, valuable perspectives, and much more. How to Survive Getting Your Kid Into College tosses a lifeline to every stressed-out parent of a prospective collegian.

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If you have a college-bound high school junior or senior, do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of this book. It covers everything from college planning to dealing with rejection and acceptance letters, and everything in between. Read full review

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When to Start What to Do
2 Money College Costs Your Shrinking Wallet
Competition Controversy
Not Just a Number
Visiting Colleges
Narrowing the Choices
School Resources Private Counselors
The Application Process
9 Overboard Knowing How Far Is Too Far
10 Applications Finished Now for the Wait
Fat Envelopes Thin Envelopes
Letting Them Go
Useful Web Sites
Special Thanks

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Special Editor Rachel Korn is a U.S. college advisor and consultant. She attended Brandeis University as a Justice Brandeis Scholar, and Harvard University, where she earned a Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration. Rachel worked on the admissions staffs at Wellesley College, Brandeis University and The University of Pennsylvania where she visited hundreds of high schools across the nation, interviewed prospective students, and read and advised committees on approximately 10,000 applications. She has been an active member of several professional organizations including regional chapters of the National Association for College Admissions Counseling and The College Board.

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