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B+ Grades, A+ College Application: How to Present Your Strongest Self, Write a Standout Admissions Essay, and Get Into the Perfect School for You
B+ Grades, A+ College Application: How to Present Your Strongest Self, Write a Standout Admissions Essay, and Get Into the Perfect School for You
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B+ Grades, A+ College Application: How to Present Your Strongest Self, Write a Standout Admissions Essay, and Get Into the Perfect School for You

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Author: Jager-Hyman, Joie

Brand: Ten Speed Press

Number Of Pages: 256

Details: Product Description ABOUT THIS BOOK...This alternative college guide from a former Dartmouth assistant admissions director-turned-consultant gives non-straight-A students advice on the many options available to them and tips on how to identify, gain admittance to, and pay for the schools that will allow them to flourish. Less-than-perfect grades? No problem!Contrary to popular opinion, you don’t need to have a 4.0 GPA or a perfect jump shot to get into a good college. This insider’s guide reveals easy tweaks that will pay off big-time in showing admissions officers that you as a whole—not just your SAT scores—are a perfect fit for their incoming class. With stellar advice on getting into schools that will allow you to thrive, this handbook reveals how to: - Find great colleges that are a good match for your strengths (and will overlook less-relevant weaknesses)- Painlessly beef up your application- Tailor extracurriculars to showcase your uniqueness - Make sure your recommendation letters emphasize the right qualities- Write original essays that reveal traits beyond your transcript- Make an impression on admissions officers and college interviewers- Create an early-admissions strategy to increase your likelihood of acceptance- Help your chances if you’re deferred- Get into brand-name schools through the side door- Communicate about learning disabilities or special circumstances- Get scholarship money based on attributes other than grades- Customize your financial aid strategy BONUS: Includes an appendix of 130+ selective colleges to consider! Review “So much admissions advice seems intended for high achievers aiming for hyperselective schools.  B+ Grades, A+ College Application is a refreshing change. It offers wise counsel to the solid student looking for a good college fit as well as tips on how to maximize acceptance odds. While any student can benefit from the suggestions in this book, those with some Bs (or below) should be delighted to find that they are, for once, the target audience.”  —SALLY RUBENSTONE, columnist, “Ask the Dean,” CollegeConfidential.com “The decisions made during the college admissions process can have a huge impact on your life. This book provides an expert-crafted road map for this crucial period.” —CAL NEWPORT, author,  How to Be a High School Superstar About the Author JOIE JAGER-HYMAN served as assistant director of admissions for Dartmouth College. After completing a doctorate in education policy with a focus on the high school to college transition at Harvard University, she founded College Prep 360 (CollegePrep360.com), a college-planning consulting organization that does both for-profit and non-profit work. She is the author of  Fat Envelope Frenzy, has appeared on CBS's  The Early Show and NPR, and has contributed to  Forbes and  New York magazine. She lives with her husband and their son. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Introduction Congratulations! If you are picking up this book, then you (or someone close to you) must be a high school student getting ready for college. Perhaps you have been anticipating and looking forward to this moment for years. Or maybe you find the thought of college visits, applications, essays, and interviews about as appealing as taking a math test “just for fun.” Wherever you fall on the spectrum of college-planning excitement, rest assured that this book will arm you with the tools you need (including the occasional pep talk!) to land at the school that is right for you. I have been helping high school students apply to college for over a decade. I first became interested in the application process after I graduated from college and took a position in the admissions office at Dartmouth, where I had been a student. When I left to attend graduate school a few years later, families began to approach me with questions about navigating the confusing maze of college admissions and financial aid. Since that time, I have sheph

EAN: 9781607743415

Release Date: 23-07-2013

Package Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches

Languages: English

Binding: Paperback