B+ Grades, A+ College Application: How To Present Your Strongest Self, Write A Standout Admissions Essay, And Get Into The Perfect School For You

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
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 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!

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