More Details about Admission Matters, 4ed: What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting Admission into College in United States

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Author(s)Sally P. Springer
PublisherWiley India
Publish YearNovember 2018


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. TABLE OF CONTENTS Acknowledgments Introduction Part 1 What You Need to Know Before You Begin 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 Part 2 Making the Right Choices for You 5 Where Should You Apply? 6 The Big Tests 7 Deciding About Early Decision and Other Early Options 8 Paying the Bill Part 3 Tackling Your Applications 9 Applying Well, Part I: The Application and the Essay 10 Applying Well, Part II: Recommendations, Interviews and Activities 11 Making the Most of Your Special Talents 12 Students with Special Circumstances 13 Advice for International Students Part 4 Bringing the Process to a Close 14 Making Your Decision After the Colleges Make Theirs 15 What Matters Most: Advice to Parents and Students Appendixes A. College Research Worksheet B. Essay Prompts, 2017--2018 C. Financial Aid Shopping Sheet D. Cost of Attendance Worksheet College Preparation Time Line Resources Notes About the Authors Index