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What Colleges Don't Tell You (And Other Parents Don't Want You to Know) 272 Secrets for Getting Your Kid into the Top Schools

ISBN-10: 0452288541
ISBN-13: 9780452288546
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Description: A sought-after packager of high school students shares 272 secrets to help parents get their kids into the top schools Targeting the savvy parents of todays college-bound teenagers who seek to gain a proven edge in the college admissions process,  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/31/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

A sought-after packager of high school students shares 272 secrets to help parents get their kids into the top schools Targeting the savvy parents of todays college-bound teenagers who seek to gain a proven edge in the college admissions process, this book reveals 272 little-known secrets to help parents get their kids into the school of their dreams. Did you know? A childs guidance counselor "can" help reverse a deferral. A parent "can" help get a child off a waiting list. There "is" a way for students to back out of Early Decision once theyve been accepted. Based on the controversial insider information Elizabeth Wissner-Gross has gleaned from working as a highly successful packager of high school students and from interviews with heads of admission at the nations top colleges, this book empowers parents by decoding the admissions process.

Why You Need This Book
The Shoo-In Kid
Your Role as Advocate and Opportunity Scout
Your Role in Producing High-Achievers
Helping Your Child Excel at Standardized Testing
Arranging a Winning College Visit
Knowing Your Audience: Who Is Judging Your Kid?
How You Can Help with the Application Forms
Overseeing the College Application Essays
Guaranteeing Excellent Recommendations
Preparing Your Child for Memorable and Effective Interviews
Getting Your Kid off the Waiting List and into the School of His or Her Dreams
Success After Deferral or Rejection
A Final Note
Sample Student Resume
Index

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