Admission matters: what students and parents need to know about getting into college

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Make sense of college admissions and prepare a successful application

Admission Matters offers comprehensive, expert, and practical advice for parents and students to guide them through the college admissions process. From building a college list, to understanding standardized tests, to obtaining financial aid, to crafting personal statements, to making a final decision, this book guides you every step of the way with clear, sensible advice and practical tips. This new fourth edition has been completely updated to reflect the latest changes in college admissions. including new developments in standardized testing, applications, financial aid and more. Questionnaires, interactive forms, checklists, and other tools help you stay focused and organized throughout the process.. With the answers you need and a down-to-earth perspective, this book provides an invaluable resource for stressed-out students and parents everywhere.

Applying to college can be competitive and complex. Admission Matters offers real-world expert advice for all students, whether you're aiming an Ivy or the state school close to home. It also includes much needed guidance for students with special circumstances, including students with disabilities, international students, and transfer students. In addition, athletes, artists and performers, and homeschoolers will find valuable guidance as they plan for and apply to college.

  • Understand how the admissions process works and what you can and cannot control
  • Learn how to build a strong list of good-fit colleges
  • Craft a strong application package with a compelling personal statement
  • Get expert advice on early admissions, financial aid, standardized testing, and much more
  • Make a final decision that is the right one for you

Whether you think you've got applying to college under control or don't even know where to begin, Admission Matters is your expert guide throughout the college admissions process.

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The updated edition of the must-have resource for any student applying to college

This thoroughly revised and updated edition of the bestselling book Admission Matters demystifies the college application process and offers practical advice for choosing the right school, writing an effective essay, navigating financial aid, and more. This handy resource will help any college-bound student whether they attend well-funded private schools or cash-strapped public schools. Filled with helpful suggestions, ideas, and advice, the new edition also includes tips for home-schooled students who are preparing to attend college.

  • Helps all students who are applying to college understand the process and find the school that fits their needs

  • Expanded information on testing, early decision/early action, applying as a home schooler, and tackling the dreaded college essay

  • Up-to-date advice on financial aid in tough economic times -- how it works and how to maximize your chances of getting aid

  • Authors bring the multiple viewpoints of college admissions officer, high school counselor, and parent of college-bound students

This book gives any college-bound student the information they need to make the application process run smoothly.

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title_fullAdmission Matters What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting into College
Admission matters : what students and parents need to know about getting into college / Sally P. Springer, Jon Reider, Joyce V. Morgan
Admission matters : what students and parents need to know about getting into college [electronic resource] / Sally P. Springer, Jon Reider and Joyce Vining Morgan
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