The Truth about College Admission: A Family Guide to Getting In and Staying Together

Author:   Brennan Barnard (Director of College Counseling and Outreach, The Derryfield School) ,  Rick Clark (Director of Undergraduate Admission, Georgia Institute of Technology)
Publisher:   Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN:  

9781421436371


Pages:   240
Publication Date:   10 September 2019
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Format:   Paperback
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Is your family just starting to think about visiting colleges? Maybe you are in the throes of the experience, feeling stressed out and overwhelmed. Did we miss a deadline? Should we be looking in-state or out-of-state, big school or small school? And what is a FAFSA anyway? The Truth about College Admission is the easy-to-follow, comprehensive, go-to guide for families. The expert authors-with inside knowledge from both the high school and university sides of the experience-provide critical advice, thoughtful strategies, helpful direction, and invaluable reassurance during the long and often bewildering college admission journey. From searching for colleges and creating a list of favorites to crafting an application, learning what schools are looking for academically and outside the classroom, and getting insight into how colleges decide who to accept, this book covers every important step. Helpful sections like Try This, Talk about This, and Check In show your family how to have open and balanced conversations to keep everyone on the same page, feeling less stressed, and actually enjoying the adventure together. The Truth about College Admission is the practical and inspiring guidebook your family needs, an essential companion along the path to college acceptance.

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Author:   Brennan Barnard (Director of College Counseling and Outreach, The Derryfield School) ,  Rick Clark (Director of Undergraduate Admission, Georgia Institute of Technology)
Publisher:   Johns Hopkins University Press
Imprint:   Johns Hopkins University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 17.80cm , Height: 1.60cm , Length: 25.40cm
Weight:   0.431kg
ISBN:  

9781421436371


ISBN 10:   142143637
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   10 September 2019
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Preface Introduction: How to Use This BookPart I1. Why Are You Going to College?2. Remapping the Admission Landscape3. Wedges of College AdmissionPart II4. Creating a College List5. The College VisitPart III6. Admission Factors: What Are Colleges Looking for Academically?7. Admission Factors: What Are Colleges Looking for Outside the Classroom?8. Admission DecisionsPart IV9. Making Your College Choice10. Closing LettersResourcesGlossaryReferencesAcknowledgmentsIndex

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... helpful, candid and pragmatic. -- Maureen Downey * Atlanta Journal Constitution *


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Brennan Barnard is the director of college counseling at the Derryfield School and US Performance Academy. He also serves as the college admission program manager for the Harvard Graduate School of Education's Making Caring Common Project. Rick Clark is the director of undergraduate admission at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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