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

Author: Sally P Springer
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, [2013]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
This book provides an overview of the college selection and admissions process and what students and parents should consider while undertaking this decision. Among the topics addressed are how the admissions process works, building a list of colleges, submitting competitive applications, preparing for standardized tests, when an early application makes sense, how financial aid works, and how student and parents can  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Springer, Sally P., 1947-
Admission matters.
San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, [2013]
(DLC) 2013000296
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sally P Springer
ISBN: 9781118634547 1118634543 9781118634653 1118634659 9781118634431 1118634438
OCLC Number: 827010655
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1. Why has college admissions become so competitive? --
2. What do colleges look for in an applicant? --
3. How do colleges make their decisions? --
4. How colleges (and students) differ : finding what fits --
5. Where should you apply? --
6. The big tests --
7. Deciding about early decision and other early options --
8. Applying well, part I : the application and essay --
9. Applying well, part II : recommendations, interviews, and activities --
10. Making the most of your special talents --
11. Students with special circumstances --
12. Paying the bill --
13. Advice for international students --
14. Making your decision after the colleges make theirs --
15. What matters most : advice to parents and students.
Responsibility: Sally P. Springer, Jon Reider, Joyce Vining Morgan.


Third edition of the go-to reference to college admission Getting into college has never been more complicated or competitive. Parents and students need expert guidance to navigate the maze of  Read more...
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"single, most useful handbook on the complicated and often confusing process of applying to college." (, September 2013)

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