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Fiske Guide to Getting Into the Right College

ISBN: 9781402295799

By: Bruce HammondEdward Fiske

Published: 07/18/2014

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"An exceptionally useful overview for the college bound."—Booklist

Get Accepted to the College That's Right For You

Getting into college can be stressful. It's hard enough to find your dream school, but you need to navigate the admissions process too! Never fear. With advice from the two leading college admission experts, the Fiske Guide to Getting Into the Right College will help you generate a list of schools you love and walk you step-by-step through the process of applying to them.

The most trusted experts in America's colleges will show you how to:

•Discover which schools are right for you based on academic programs, size, location, institutional culture, and more
•Wrap your head around standardized tests
•Write compelling essays (even if you're not a great writer)
•Show off your best features in your application
•Ask the right questions during campus visits
•Understand how admissions officers rank candidates
•Gets off the wait list and into the college of your dreams
•Attract and negotiate the best financial aid package

The most trusted resource for helping students get into the schools of their choice.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Part One: Finding the Right College

1. The Search Begins (or, What to Do When You Don’t Have a Clue)

2. Sizing Yourself Up

3. The College Universe

4. Getting a Jump Start

5. Cutting through the Hype

6. The One-Hour College Finder

7. Where to Learn More

Part Two: Getting In

8. Inside the Admissions Process

9. Shaping Your Record

10. How Important Are Standardized Tests?

11. How to Prepare for Standardized Tests

12. The Early-Decision Dilemma

13. How to Size Up a Campus

14. Surviving the Interview

15. Getting Good Recommendations

16. Filing Your Applications

17. Scoring Points with the Essay

Part Three: Paying the Bill

18. The New Financial Aid Game

19. Dave’s World: A Financial Aid Timeline

Part Four: A Time to Reflect

20. The Admissions Gods Speak

21. Some Thoughts for Parents

Appendix I: What to Do When

Appendix II: Glossary

Acknowledgments

About the Authors

Excerpt

1: The Search Begins
(or, What to Do When You Don’t Have a Clue)

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Specs

Format: Paperback

Dimensions
Length: 9 in
Width: 6 in
Weight: 0.00 oz
Page Count: 384 pages

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