Winning The Heart Of The College Admissions Dean: An Expert's Advice For Getting Into College

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Ten Speed Press, Feb 15, 2005 - Education - 194 pages
Provides information on the college admissions process; offers advice on researching colleges, improving testing scores, writing the essay, and the personal interview; and stresses the need to personalize the process.
 

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Contents

SelfAssessment
15
The Kid behind the Numbers
21
Activities Interests and Aspirations
22
Personality Character and Relationship to Others
24
Privilege Is Out Diversity Is In Yes but Is It Fair?
29
College Admissions Testing
32
SAT Prep
33
Preliminary SAT PSAT
35
Who Are You?
104
Writing the Essay
105
A Reflection of You
107
The Application
110
Organizing Applications
111
The Common Application
113
Writing the Application
116
Short Answers Call for Creativity
118

The New SAT and ACT Tests
36
Advanced Placement Tests
43
Whats Out There? Researching the Colleges
45
Research Questions
48
Keep Your Eyes and Options Open
50
Researching Campus Cultures
52
View Books College Catalogs and the Web
58
College Representatives Who Visit Your High School
60
Your High School Faculty
61
The College Visit
62
Scheduling the College Visit
63
Collecting the Data
65
Communications Personalize Personalize Personalize
73
Communication Means Personalizing
75
Whats the Dean Looking For?
78
College Economics 101
83
Six College Money Principles
84
Last Word on Financial Aid
90
Final List Eight First Choices
91
Do You Want to Get In?
92
The Final Eight
96
Early Decision Early Action Early Action Single Choice
97
College Essay
103
Supplementary Materials
119
Early Rolling and Regular
122
Resist January AddOns
125
The Interview
128
The Unconscious Power of the Interview
129
The Spoken Word
131
Do Interviews Count?
135
Interview Tips
137
April Decisions
140
Late Decision WaitListed
143
Transfers
147
A Parenting Challenge
153
The SAT Scare
159
The Deans Point of View
161
Family Life Is Hard to Do
163
The College Process Builds Character
165
About the Author
167
College Admissions Talk
169
Annotated Resources
176
Websites
180
Top 101 American Colleges
182
Index
186
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