B+ Grades, A+ College Application: How To Present Your Strongest Self, Write A Standout Admissions Essay, And Get Into The Perfect School For You
Publish Date: 2013-07-23
Author: Joie Jager-Hyman
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ABOUT THIS BOOK...
This alternative college guide from a former Dartmouth assistant admissions director-turned-consultant gives non-straight-A students advice on the many options available to them and tips on how to identify, gain admittance to, and pay for the schools that will allow them to flourish.
Less-than-perfect grades? No problem! Contrary to popular opinion, you dont need to have a 4.0 GPA or a perfect jump shot to get into a good college. This insiders guide reveals easy tweaks that will pay off big-time in showing admissions officers that you as a wholenot just your SAT scoresare a perfect fit for their incoming class. With stellar advice on getting into schools that will allow you to thrive, this handbook reveals how to:
- Find great colleges that are a good match for your strengths (and will overlook less-relevant weaknesses) - Painlessly beef up your application - Tailor extracurriculars to showcase your uniqueness - Make sure your recommendation letters emphasize the right qualities - Write original essays that reveal traits beyond your transcript - Make an impression on admissions officers and college interviewers - Create an early-admissions strategy to increase your likelihood of acceptance - Help your chances if youre deferred - Get into brand-name schools through the side door - Communicate about learning disabilities or special circumstances - Get scholarship money based on attributes other than grades - Customize your financial aid strategy
BONUS: Includes an appendix of 130+ selective colleges to consider!