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Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College

ISBN-10: 140224309X
ISBN-13: 9781402243097
Edition: 4th
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Book details

List price: $18.99
Edition: 4th
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

"A first-rate introduction." - Booklist Get accepted to the college that's right for you Everyone has their own idea of the perfect college. The Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College is the only admissions guide that starts with an in-depth assessment of your priorities, then takes you step-by-step through the process of applying to the schools you actually want to get into. The #1 expert on America's colleges will show you how to: Choose the right kind of school for you Filter out the hype Earn the test scores colleges want to see Write authentic essays (even if you're not a great writer) Submit an application that shows off your best features Ask the right questions during campus visits Know how admissions officers rank candidates Get off the waiting list and get accepted Attract and even negotiate the best financial aid package The most trusted resource for helping students get into the schools of their choice. Edward B. Fiskeserved for seventeen years as education editor of the New York Times, during which time he realized that college-bound students and their families needed better information on which to base their educational choices. He writes the bestselling annual Fiske Guide to Colleges to help them. Bruce G. Hammondhas devoted much of his time to counseling for college. He  served as managing editor of the Fiske Guide to Colleges and is director of college counseling at Dipont Education Management. He has been quoted in numerous publications, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and U.S.News & World Report. ONE-HOUR COLLEGE FINDER TARGETS THE RIGHT SCHOOL FOR YOU Secrets from admissions officers How to choose the right college for you What to do when (a plan for all four years) Financial aid strategies and timelines Essays, interviews, and much more

Finding the Right College
The Search Begins (or, What to Do When You Don't Have a Clue)
Sizing Yourself Up
The College Universe
Getting a Jump Start
Cutting through the Hype
The One-Hour College Finder
Where to Learn More
Getting In
Inside the Admissions Process
Shaping Your Record
How Important Are Standardized Tests?
How to Prepare for Standardized Tests
The Early Decision Dilemma
How to Size Up a Campus
Surviving the Interview
Getting Good Recommendations
Filing Your Applications
Scoring Points with the Essay
Paying the Bill
The New Financial Aid Game
Dave's World: A Financial Aid Timeline
A Time to Reflect
Fat Letters and Thin
Some Thoughts for Parents
What to Do When
Glossary
Acknowledgments
One-Hour College Finder Index
General Index
About the Authors

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