The Portable Guidance Counselor: Answers to the 284 Most Important Questions About Getting Into College

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Random House Children's Books, Jun 9, 2010 - Study Aids - 272 pages
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The college admissions process is overwhelming, and counselor appointments can be few and far between at some schools. That's why The Princeton Review got more than 200 top college counselors to share their secrets about getting that crucial acceptance letter! Take the stress out of the college application process with:
 
·  Handy tips on finding the right school for you
·  Step-by-step advice on every aspect of the application
·  Insider insight into what colleges look for in applicants
·  Practical hints on standing out in the crowd
 
The Portable Guidance Counselor helps you maximize your college chances with answers to key questions like these:
 
- What should I look for during college visits?
- How many AP classes should I take?
- Are valedictorians and salutatorians shoo-ins for college?
- What do I need to know about applying Early Action or Early Decision?
- Where do I find scholarships, and how do I get them?
- What do college admissions officers really want to see on an application?
 

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Contents

Introduction
2
Is it better to approach college from a career
16
What can anlvy League school do for me?
29
What should I keep in mind as a firstgeneration
44
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51
What dollook forduring collegevisits?
57
Will my personal stuff online impact my college
63
Which matters more
68
Which one matters
103
How many times should I take and retake
116
diversify my application through
130
How does work experience influence
146
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About
159
How much time should I spend filling
165
What do I need to know about applying Early Action
171
How do I get through this process without
177

What should I be doing in the 9th10th11th
73
What canldoif mygrades arent so hot?
79
Whatiflve had some troublein high school?
85
Do my Ivy League hopes hang on whether I go
91
Are valedictorians and salutatorians shooIns
97
How do I stand out to college admissions officers?
183
How do I show authenticity and character
189
Who should I get to edit my college application essay?
195
What do I want on my letter of recommendation?
201
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The experts at The Princeton Review have been helping students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of the education process since 1981. In addition to helping millions succeed on standardized tests, The Princeton Review provides expert advice and instruction to help parents, teachers, students, and schools navigate the complexities of school admission. Along with classroom courses in over 40 states and 20 countries, The Princeton Review also offers online and school-based courses, one-to-one and small-group tutoring, and online services in both admission counseling and academic homework help.

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