Get Into Any College

Author: Gen S. Tanabe
Publisher: Supercollege Llc
ISBN: 0965755665
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Education

"With examples of applications, interviews, and 23 college admission essays, this book reveals proven strategies to get into and pay for any college. Based on the experiences of students who were admitted to AmericaÆs most prestigious universities, this updated edition covers the entire admissions and financial aid processes. It addresses questions about what 9th, 10th, and 11th graders can do to prepare for college, how parents can help without hurting, what it takes to ace the SAT and ACT, and where students can find free cash for tuition. Stories of studentsÆ successes and failures reveal how the college admissions and financial aid processes really work, while giving a personal face to what is often seen as an impersonal experience."

The Dirty Little Secrets of Getting into a Top College

Author: Pria Chatterjee
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781941393734
Release Date: 2015-03-24
Genre: Study Aids

A top college admissions insider exposes the never-before revealed secrets to getting into one of America’s elite colleges. Your child is smart. Your child is on the honor roll. Your child aced the SAT. But is it enough to get into a top-tier college? In the Dirty Little Secrets of Getting into a Top College, educational consultant Pria Chatterjee simplifies the complicated process of college admissions, providing parents and students with the tools needed to secure a spot at one of America’s most competitive colleges. In the spirit of Kitchen Confidential, Chatterjee gives readers an exclusive look inside the college admissions office—and the mind of a college admissions officer—and exposes just what elite schools look for in a potential student. Through a series of real-world case studies and with a store of deep insider knowledge, Chatterjee will help you navigate the thicket of college admissions and show parents and students what skills and attributes to stress (and what to downplay) when applying to your dream school. • 100% SUCCESS RATE: This is the bullet proof guide to getting into a top college from a consultant with a 100 percent success rate getting her clients into one of America’s best universities. • INSIDER KNOWLEDGE: Last year 35,000 students applied to Harvard. Only 6 percent were accepted. Chatterjee, a Harvard alum who interviews potential Harvard students as a member of the university’s schools committee, explains that you too can be a member of that elite group. But you must stress the right qualifications.

Get Free Cash for College

Author: Gen Tanabe
Publisher: SuperCollege
ISBN: 0965755649
Release Date: 2001-01
Genre: College guides

The secrets, tips, and strategies used by actual students to win millions of dollars in financial aid and scholarships are revealed in this guide for parents and high school, college, and graduate students. Every step of the scholarship process is examined, with advice about finding the right scholarships, crafting applications, writing exceptional essays, and acing interviews. A comprehensive scholarship directory containing more than 400,000 award listings representing more than $1.1 billion in prize money is provided and indexed by categories including career goal, major, geographic area, and academic achievement.

How to Go to College on a Shoe String

Author: Ann Marie O'Phelan
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781620231180
Release Date: 2016-11-30
Genre: Study Aids

According to the most recent report done by The College Board Annual Survey of Colleges, the average rate of tuition at four-year public universities is $19,548, and even more shocking, the average four-year tuition rate for private colleges is $43,921. Tuition costs, of course, are just the beginning. However, there is good news: There is more financial aid available than ever before, and despite all of these college cost increases, a college education remains an affordable choice for most families. Armed with the information detailed in this comprehensive and updated edition of How to Go to College on a Shoe String, you will be privy to the more than 2,200 programs that offer scholarships, internships, or loans to more than 1.7 million students each year. In addition to scholarships and grants, you will learn hundreds of innovative ways to slash your college cost, such as calculating and reducing your college budget, buying your text books and supplies cheaply, earning college credit on an accelerated basis, combining higher education and course-related employment, performing national and community service, and making use of tuition prepayment plans, federal funds, state aid, and private sector aid. If you want to learn hundreds of innovative ways to save thousands on your college costs, then this book is for you.

College Admissions Trade Secrets

Author: Andrew Allen
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 059519897X
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Study Aids

True or False: Princeton's Director of Admissions hacked into Yale's secured admissions website to find out who Yale had accepted and rejected. Boston College's average SAT score is up to 1370 and Boston University's average SAT score is up to 1320. Carnegie Mellon offers spots on a priority wait-list to students who send in cash and most of these students get admitted. Well, it's all true. An FBI investigation traced Yale's hacked website back to the computer of Princeton's Director of Admissions, Stephen LeMenager. Boston College's average SAT score is the same as Cornell's and close to Penn's (both Ivies). Carnegie Mellon does have a "priority" wait-list-it costs $400 to be on it and the admissions rate is 95%. Welcome to the circus. Dazed and Confused. Students see the college list published by their high school's guidance department listing every acceptance and rejection from the prior year. Next to each entry is a GPA, a SAT score and the number of AP classes taken. The list is usually ordered from highest to lowest GPA. The first entry: 4.19 (unweighted), 1430 SAT, 7 AP classes, Princeton-rejected, Yale-rejected, Harvard-rejected, Stanford-rejected, Columbia-rejected, Vassar-accepted. Ouch. Scan down the list looking for Yale. Did anyone get into Yale last year? Down at the ninth entry: 3.93, 1450 SAT, 6 AP classes, Brown-accepted, Yale-accepted, Georgetown-accepted. Okay, anyone else? Scan down to the twenty-second entry: 3.88, 1560 SAT, 7 AP classes, Yale-accepted, Duke-accepted, William and Mary-rejected. This doesn't make any sense, thinks the student. Many of the students with the best grades didn't get into any top colleges and still others were rejected at colleges ranked lower than the colleges to which they were accepted. Welcome to the world of college admissions. Ever wondered what a private counselor tells an Upper East Side family for $10,000? The secrets are in College Admissions Trade Secrets. College Admissions Trade Secrets is a straight forward guide to: Top 7 Lies Colleges Tell The Real Scoop Behind Acceptance Rates Things That Really Matter When Comparing Colleges How to Write a Great Essay and Prep for a Great Interview Common Mistakes that Result in Rejection Last Minute Tips for Seniors A Scandalous Examination of Harvard's Course Catalogue, Penn's View Book, and NYU's Faculty How Anyone Can Avoid Being in the Pool of Applicants with the Lowest Acceptance Rate

The Complete Guide to Writing Effective College Applications Essays for Admission and Scholarships

Author: Kathy Lynn Hahn
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781601382214
Release Date: 2009-11-10
Genre: Education

Book & CD-ROM. Applying to college can be one of the most stressful times in a student's life. Not only are you faced with the task of finding the perfect school for you, but you also have to find scholarships to be able to go to the school you want. These two intertwining obstacles require a lengthy application and a seemingly perfect essay. The essay topic is crucial to demonstrate your values. creativity, and depth of knowledge, and the writing is important because it reflects your power of persuasion, organisational skills and style. This book will teach you how to write effective applications and essays for college admissions and scholarships, helping shoulder some of the weight of applying. This guide provides you with all the tools you need to complete your application and write a winning essay. You will learn how to choose a topic, keep your focus narrow and personal, edit and revise, tweak essays to use them on various applications, choose your tone and structure, avoid the common pitfalls, and how to overcome writer's block. The guide has sample essays and essay questions, and even examples of the essays specific colleges use. You will find those samples on the companion CD-ROM, along with brainstorming exercises and sample applications. Admissions officers have chimed in with their expertise to provide insider information on how to compose impressive applications and essays for admission and scholarships.

Planning Your Piano Success

Author: Stewart Gordon
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199359141
Release Date: 2013-12-17
Genre: Music

Young pianists pursuing a professional career face a barrage of questions, choices, and challenges. In this book, experienced teacher and performer Stewart Gordon offers a new and practical way to approach them by helping readers to plan strategically and build a secure and successful career from the ground up. For decades, Gordon has guided young pianists through the details of how to prepare musically, navigate their college years, and forge a career that will provide a livelihood. In this guide to beginning that musical career, Gordon has assembled the wisdom of decades of teaching: a fundamental body of information emerging pianists will rely on as they work toward their goals. His advice, focused on both mental and practical work, will enhance both motivation and security. Carefully balancing aspiration with reality and inspiration with organization, Gordon creates a blueprint for transforming dreams into achievement, and illustrates his points with examples drawn from the lives of famous musicians. The book also addresses many practical matters, such as developing keyboard technique, acquiring reading and memorizing skills, building repertoire, and balancing the demands of being a musician with living a full life. This volume is a valuable resource for both young pianists and their parents.

It s the Student Not the College

Author: Kristin M. White
Publisher: The Experiment
ISBN: 9781615192380
Release Date: 2015-04-07
Genre: Self-Help

The future is in your hands—not Harvard's TO: All students wondering “Can I get into my dream college?” CC: All parents wondering “Can we afford it?” FROM: Educational consultant Kristin M. White MEMO: COLLEGE RANKINGS DON’T MATTER. This claim might sound crazy, but it’s true: Research shows that where you go to school makes little difference to future financial success or quality of life—personal qualities such as ambition, perseverance, and a sense of purpose are all more important. Kristin M. White has helped hundreds of parents and students look beyond the dream-school hype and focus on what’s most important. Now, in It’s the Student, Not the College, she shows how to avoid unrepayable debt and set yourself up to grow, excel, and enjoy yourself at any school. Instead of obsessing over GPA cutoffs and SAT scores, students will learn how to build a personal “Success Profile”—by adopting the traits that help stellar students make the grade in school and life. Plus . . . Why what you do in school counts more than where you go 14 surefire ways to develop your Success Profile as a student and beyond Criteria to consider when choosing a college How to find a good fit for your family’s finances And tips for graduating career-ready and landing a great first job. Expensive, elite colleges have too much sway over the minds and bank accounts of students and parents. It’s the Student, Not the College breaks that stranglehold—and reveals the real secrets of success.

The Ultimate Scholarship Book 2009

Author: Gen Tanabe
Publisher: Supercollege, Llc
ISBN: 1932662278
Release Date: 2008-07-01
Genre: Study Aids

Information on thousands of scholarships, grants, and prizes is easily accessible in this comprehensive directory that features awards indexed by career goal, major, academics, public service, talent, athletics, religion, ethnicity, and more. Each listing contains detailed information so students and parents have everything they need to apply, including eligibility requirements, how to obtain an application, how to get more information about each award, sponsor website listings, award amounts, and key deadlines. With awards for high school, college, graduate, and adult students, this guide also includes tips on how to conduct the most effective scholarship search, how to write a winning scholarship application, and how to avoid scholarship scams.

The Guide to Getting In

Author: Harvard Student Agencies, Inc.
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781466845251
Release Date: 2013-05-17
Genre: Study Aids

Getting into a college can be the most stressful ordeal a student can face, with endless planning, test-taking, competition, the torturous wait for an answer. . . . Now six undergraduates at Harvard reveal the secrets they learned while applying to the country's top colleges. With wit and common sense, they share tips you won't get from college counselors--because these students have actually faced the process themselves . . . and beaten it! Learn how to: - Clean up your image in high school and capitalize on your strengths - Choose the right college using factors that really matter - Make your personal essay stand out with examples of essays that worked and why. - Finance your education, no matter what your means Also including: - Surprising, fun facts, and a useful glossary of common admissions terms - Quotes from current students on their experiences and regrets

Sallie Mae How to Pay for College

Author: Gen S. Tanabe
Publisher: Supercollege Llc
ISBN: 1932662316
Release Date: 2008-09
Genre: Study Aids

Presents advice for both students and parents on paying for a college education, discussing how to calculate the true cost of college, fill out the federal application for aid, search for scholarships, and choose the best financial package.

The Ultimate Scholarship Book 2009

Author: Gen S. Tanabe
Publisher:
ISBN: 1932662278
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Scholarships

Information on thousands of scholarships, grants, and prizes is easily accessible in this comprehensive directory that features awards indexed by career goal, major, academics, public service, talent, athletics, religion, ethnicity, and more. Each listing contains detailed information so students and parents have everything they need to apply, including eligibility requirements, how to obtain an application, how to get more information about each award, sponsor website listings, award amounts, and key deadlines. With awards for high school, college, graduate, and adult students, this guide also includes tips on how to conduct the most effective scholarship search, how to write a winning scholarship application, and how to avoid scholarship scams.

How to Pay for College

Author: Gen S. Tanabe
Publisher: Supercollege Llc
ISBN: 1932662987
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Study Aids

"A resource on the college financial aid process with strategies on how to apply for aid, choose the best financial aid package, find scholarships, save for college, understand student loans, and avoid financial aid scams. Contains a line-by-line explanation of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)"--

Best Business Schools Admissions Secrets

Author: Chioma Isiadinso
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781492603900
Release Date: 2014-08-05
Genre: Study Aids

The top secrets to getting into the best MBA programs, from a leading industry expert Top MBA programs reject more than 80 percent of their applicants, but author Chioma Isiadinso's admissions consulting firm has successfully guided 90 percent of her students into the best business schools around the world. As a former Admissions Board Member, Isiadinso offers insider tips and strategies to help applicants get into the school of their choice by building and promoting their personal brand. This revised and updated edition now offers: • the do's and don'ts of social media networking • sample admissions essays that worked • an international perspective for global admissions appeal