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College Admission is the ultimate users manual and go-to guide for any student or family approaching the college application process.    Featuring the wise counsel of more than 50 deans of admission, no other guide has such thorough, expert, compassionate, and professional advice.   Lets be honest applying to college can be stressful for students and parents. But heres the good news you can get in. Robin Mamlet has been dean of admission at three of Americas most selective colleges, and journalist and parent Christine VanDeVelde has been through the process first hand. With this book, you will feel like you have both a dean of admission and a parent who has been there at your side.   Inside this book, youll find clear, comprehensive, and expert answers to all your questions along the way to an acceptance letter     The role of extracurricular activities     What it means to find a college thats the right fit     Whats more important high grades or tough courses     What role does testing play     The best candidates for early admission     When help from parents is too much help     Advice for athletes, artists, international students, and those with learning differences     How wait lists work     Applying for financial aid This will be your definitive resource during the sophomore, junior, and senior years of high school.



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Robin Mamlet

Christine and I hope this book will make life easier for 17-year-olds around the country, not to mention their parents and teachers. While many students have access to sound school-based college counseling, far too many students are not so lucky. Some find strong college counseling outside their schools while others pay extraordinary amounts of money for less sound advice, and still others - the vast majority, in fact - get no help at all. Christine and I hope this book will offer expert counsel to students from all backgrounds in a highly accessible way.



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