Practical and easy-to-read, the book offers insider tips for the top ten "moments" of the college application process: #1 Making a coherent initial list of colleges #2 Getting good information from the college fair, the college night, and ...
Author: Lynn F. Jacobs
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
An Insider′s Look into the College Application Process The Secrets of Picking a College (and Getting In!) provides 600 tips and techniques for the college application process from people who know the system best: a former admissions officer, two college professors, and a college–bound high–school senior. Newly revised with tips for the 2015–2016 Common App Essay Prompts and the 2016 SAT, this practical book offers insider tips to evaluate potential schools, pick the right fit, and present a compelling application. The Secrets of Picking a College (and Getting In!) includes everything you need in an accessible format including insight on the top ten stages of the college application process: 1. Developing a list of potential colleges 2. Getting suitable information from college fairs, college nights, and rep visits 3. Evaluating your financial need, applying for aid, and finding scholarships 4. Visiting campuses why you should explore colleges in person, when you should plan a visit, and how to schedule your trip 5. Preparing for the SATs and ACTs 6. Perfecting your application: the Common App essay, extracurricular reports, letters of recommendation, and supplements 7. Determining the preferences and expectations of admissions officers 8. Deciding how to apply early decision, early action, or regular decision 9. Presenting your best self in the on–campus or alumni interview 10. Making your final choice and improving the school′s offer The Secrets of Picking a College (and Getting In!) takes the stress out of college planning. It helps you pick the best college for you and improves your chances for admission.
What's driving you? What are you trying to accomplish? Once you know why, the book will help you make better choices. The research in this book illustrates that choosing a school is complicated.
Author: Michael B. Horn
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Cut through the noise and make better college and career choices This book is about addressing the college-choosing problem. The rankings, metrics, analytics, college visits, and advice that we use today to help us make these decisions are out of step with the progress individual students are trying to make. They don't give students and families the information and context they need to make such a high-stakes decision about whether and where to get an education. Choosing College strips away the noise to help you understand why you’re going to school. What's driving you? What are you trying to accomplish? Once you know why, the book will help you make better choices. The research in this book illustrates that choosing a school is complicated. By constructing more than 200 mini-documentaries of how students chose different postsecondary educational experiences, the authors explore the motivations for how and why people make the decisions that they do at a much deeper, causal level. By the end, you’ll know why you’re going and what you’re really chasing. The book: Identifies the five different Jobs for which students hire postsecondary education Allows you to see your true options for what’s next Offers guidance for how to successfully choose your pathway Illuminates how colleges and entrepreneurs can build better experiences for each Job The authors help readers understand not what job students want out of college, but what "Job" students are hiring college to do for them.
The Secrets of Picking a College is like having a college coach by your side. Filled with advice from college professionals -- including admissions officers ...
Author: Lynn F. Jacobs
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Two award-winning professors, a former admissions officer at a major university (now a counselor at a prestigious high school), and a gifted high school senior (now in the throes of the college admissions process himself) team up to offer you over 600 tips, techniques, and strategies to help you get in to the college of your choice. Comprehensive, yet easy-to-read, this book will teach you: How to size up the colleges you're considering—and come up with a coherent list. What are college nights, college fairs, and college rep visits—and how you can use each to your advantage. What are "holistic", "contextualized", and "legacy" admissions—and how each can work for you. How some schools count "demonstrated interest"—and how you can take advantage of this little-known fact. What are Early Decision, Early Action, and Single-Choice Early Action—and whether any is right for you. How to figure out the true costs of college, and what is the difference between "need-" and "merit-based" aid. What it means when colleges say they meet "100% of demonstrated financial aid" and what "loan-free" means. When and how to make campus visits—and what to do on each. How to prepare for each section of the ACT or SAT—and how to increase your scores. What admissions officers are looking for in your application—and how to give it to them. How to write the all-important Common App essay—and present your extra-curricular activities. How to prepare for an alumni interview—and present yourself in the best light. Whom to ask for letters-of-recommendation—and how to help them write the best possible letter. How to compare your final offers—and, in some cases, substantially improve them. When it's good to wait out the "wait list"—and when not. -and much, much more. When you understand the college admissions process, you can maximize your chance of success. Why not put yourself ahead of the pack?
Gives readers an overview of each college major and provides additional information about specializations in the majors, the typical sequence of high school and college courses, and related CIP program codes-everything students need to know ...
Author: Laurence Shatkin
Gives readers an overview of each college major and provides additional information about specializations in the majors, the typical sequence of high school and college courses, and related CIP program codes-everything students need to know to overcome panic and lay the foundation for a rich and rewarding education.
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Author: The Hyperink Team
Publisher: Hyperink Inc
ABOUT THE BOOK Once you are in college, everything changes, whether you’re an 18-year-old living away from home for the first time, or you’re attending as an older student. Even the way you talk to people changes when you’re in college. Instead of just saying hello and asking your name and where you're from, now there is a new question that people will ask you time and time again: "What's your major?" In college, your major becomes one of your defining characteristics. It says something about your interests, your personality, your hobbies, your talents and skills, and, most importantly, what kind of career path you will be choosing after you graduate. If you do not already have a major, you might come to dread this question. In fact, the question often extends past the student body and becomes a common topic of conversation with everybody you bump into. Once people find out you are in college, the first thing they want to know is your chosen field of subject. Saying "I haven't decided yet" over and over can get a little old, but don't despair. Although you may envy those lucky people who come into college with a clear path in mind and instantly know what they want to do with their lives, you are not alone. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK 6. Research the idea of a double major. If you really cannot decide between two majors and the decision is causing you undue stress, consider taking a little extra time to walk away with two different majors. With this double threat, you will be able to pursue jobs in two different fields and have a little more freedom when it comes to deciding what you want to do with your life. Since double majors typically take more time to complete, be sure you are prepared for the extra time in school and have the right financial and emotional resources to manage the extra stresses and obligations. But for those who are truly dedicated to two different fields of study, a double major is a great way to realize all your dreams at once. 7. Remember that your minor counts, too. Being able to declare a minor can help you compromise between two very different interests. If you really want to pursue a career in Computer Science, but you are also interested in math, see if you can pursue one field of study as a minor degree. A minor degree lets you explore a field you are interested in without having to fulfill the same number of hours and requirements as a major. Buy a copy to keep reading!
Finally, readers will be able to learn more about the college majors that interest them most, as well as careers that relate to these majors. Packed with information, this book covers 120 majors that link to 250 careers.
Author: Laurence Shatkin
Publisher: Jist Works
College students are often wrought with indecision about who they are, their future, and their interest. Without help, this uncertainty can cause students to panic, particularly when they are being pressured to define their college major. This new guide helps college students make that decision and many more with confidence and ease. It addresses the problems many undeclared students have, including the fear of making the wrong decision, little awareness of their skills and interests, and a lack of information about majors and careers. First, readers will learn about the key components of a college major decision. Next, they will quickly and systematically pinpoint the best majors for their interest and skills. Finally, readers will be able to learn more about the college majors that interest them most, as well as careers that relate to these majors. Packed with information, this book covers 120 majors that link to 250 careers. Author Laurence Shatkin, PH.D., gives readers an overview of each college major and provides additional information about specializations in the majors, the typical sequence of high school and college courses, and related CIP program codes, everything students need to know to overcome panic and lay the foundation for a rich and rewarding education.
CHOOSING A COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY As going to college shifted from an option available largely to the affluent minority to a requirement for entrance into ...
Author: George W. Dowdall
Drinking has become recognized as one of the most important problems facing today's college student. Even though college drinking has increased only modestly over the past few decades, concern about its health, behavioral, and safety consequences has risen rapidly. This book examines college drinking as a social problem within higher education, based on interviews with many leading figures engaged in addressing the problem. It assesses the evidence about how many students drink or drink excessively, and what kinds of behavioral and health problems they have as a consequence. The book answers the crucial questions of why students drink and what mixture of personal and environmental factors shape college drinking. The complex links to campus crime and sexual assault are discussed fully. Key practical questions about effective prevention programs and countermeasures are answered in detail. Students and parents can take action to lower the risk of binge drinking by consulting an appendix, which explains how to use college guide data on 400 leading institutions or data about alcohol violations and crime available for several thousand colleges. Anyone concerned with higher education today will find a full discussion of the scope of the problem and what can be done about it.
The majority of the striking data you need about the expressed point are for the most part present inside this book.
Author: Jo Saunders
School life is another section that each individual must face. After every one of the penances all through your secondary school life, picking a junior college is the following stage you should think about. The primary target of picking junior college is for you to have an evident and better comprehension on the best way to choose the correct spot for your conclusive learning background. The majority of the striking data you need about the expressed point are for the most part present inside this book. Things to learn: Introduction To Community College Benefits Of Community College Considering Community College Through Courses Available Pick Community College With Monetary Support Go With Community College With Employment Assistance Checking Out Community College Surveys Online Visiting The Community College On Open Day Probing Community College With Incredible Location Know Th Social Networking In Community College Choose If Community College Is For You
The more you know about yourself, the easier the task of choosing a major that fits with your ... In choosing a college major, knowledge of yourself is key.
Author: Linda Landis Andrews
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Gives guidance on how to discover skills, talents, and interests and match them with an appropriate college major, and provides instruction on how to understand which majors lead to which careers.
I encountered an extreme example of this while teaching at Howard University in Washington . In an upper - level economics course called “ intermediate ...
Author: Thomas Sowell
Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books
Discusses types of schools, kinds of education, evaluation criteria, campus visits, and admissions procedures
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Author: Judith Block McLaughlin
This book examines the search and selection process for college and university presidents in its variety and intricacy. Chapter I examines the question of the importance of presidents and searches. Chapter II describes the process of presidential succession at a private liberal arts college. Chapter III discusses the tasks required at the start of the search. Chapter IV illustrates the importance of confidentiality by presenting, in disguised form, the search process for a president of a flagship state university. In Chapter V the authors discuss conflicts over privacy and publicity in the search process and in American society generally. Chapter VI presents an account of the 1983 search at the University of Florida in the glare of Florida's open meeting and open records laws. Chapter VII examines the significance of disclosure laws. Chapter VIII describes the Winthrop College (South Carolina) search conducted with the help of a consultant. The following chapter goes on to explore the implications of consultants in search processes. Chapter X describes the Rice University (Texas) search process and illuminates the ways in which members of a search committee can court a candidate. Chapter XI examines the two-way process in which candidate and institution must each choose and be chosen. Over 250 references and an index are included. (JB)
This book can save you more than $100,000.
Author: Zac Bissonnette
This book can save you more than $100,000. These days, most people assume you need to pay a boatload of money for a quality college education. As a result, students and their parents are willing to go into years of debt and potentially sabotage their entire financial futures just to get a fancy name on their diploma. But Zac Bissonnette is walking proof that this assumption is not only false, but dangerous-a class con game designed to rip you off and doom your student to a post-graduation life of near poverty . From his unique double perspective-he's a personal finance expert (at Daily Finance) AND a current senior at the University of Massachusetts-Zac figured out how to get an outstanding education at a public college, without bankrupting his parents or taking on massive loans. Armed with his personal knowledge, the latest data, and smart analysis, Zac takes on the sacred cows of the higher education establishment. He reveals why a lot of the conventional wisdom about choosing and financing college is not only wrong but hazardous to you and your child's financial future. You'll discover, for instance, that: * Student loans are NOT a necessary evil. Ordinary middle class families can- and must-find ways to avoid them, even without scholarships. * College "rankings" are useless-designed to sell magazines and generate hype. If you trust one of the major guides when picking a college, you face a potential financial disaster. * The elite graduate programs accept lots of people with non-elite bachelors degrees. So do America's most selective employers. The name on a diploma ultimately won't help your child have a more successful career or earn more money. Zac can prove every one of those bold assertions - and more. No matter what your current financial situation, he has a simple message for parents: "RELAX! Your kid will be able to get a champagne education on a beer budget!"
... 14: Ten Tips for Getting Your College Degree Quicker Communicating Is Key Keeping All Your Options Open Planning Ahead Financially Picking Colleges with ...
Author: Eric Tyson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Discover a concrete financial plan to finance a college education Financing a college education is a daunting task no matter what your circumstances. Bestselling author and personal finance expert, Eric Tyson offers tried and true strategic advice on how to understand loans, know your options, and how to improve your financial fitness while paying down your student loan debt. Armed with the checklists and timelines, you’ll be able to: Figure out what colleges actually cost Get to know the FAFSA® and CSS Profile(TM) Research scholarship opportunities Quickly compare financial aid offers from different schools Find creative ways to lighten your debt load Explore alternatives such as apprenticeships, online programs Paying for College For Dummies helps parents and independent students navigate everything from planning strategically as a married/separated/divorced/widowed parent, completing every question on the FAFSA and CSS PROFILE forms, understanding tax laws, and so much more. No other book offers this much practical guidance on choosing and paying or college.
Amazon best-selling author and professor of Mathematics Professor B.D. uses his experience in higher education at both a university and college level to explore the common pitfalls students will encounter when choosing a college major.
Author: Professor B. D.
Publisher: Independently Published
Amazon best-selling author and professor of Mathematics Professor B.D. uses his experience in higher education at both a university and college level to explore the common pitfalls students will encounter when choosing a college major. He also delves into nuance of picking a college major which is right for you beyond just academics.
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Author: Stan Beck
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
College sports fans number almost 175 million strong, and each has a loyalty to their team and the traditions they share. From the crazy and eccentric to the touching and meaningful, these traditions connect fans and athletes across generations. College Sports Traditions details not only the well-known traditions of major universities, but also the obscure customs of smaller schools. Approximately 1,000 traditions are captured in this volume, covering hundreds of universities and colleges and almost every college sport. Featuring 75 photos that bring many of these events to life, College Sports Traditions will be an entertaining read for every sports fan.
It is a shame that nearly 28 to 40 percent of college freshmen do not return to college for their sophomore year. Hopefully, this book will be part of the solution.
Author: David G. Landfair
It is a shame that nearly 28 to 40 percent of college freshmen do not return to college for their sophomore year. Hopefully, this book will be part of the solution. Picking the right college and having some money to pay for it can make all the difference. From developing a list of schools to narrowing the list and picking the right college, this book covers the decision process with helpful hints and checklists. It also helps with the million dollar question ... how will I pay for college? Bonus sections cover the interview process and a four-year checklist of what to do to prepare for college.