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Admissions Confidential: An Insiders Account of the Elite College Selection Process

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Publisher Comments:

This is not a book about how to get into college.
It's about how they decide who gets in.


Most bright, well-rounded kids (BWRKs) won't get into their first-choice college. For the first time, former Duke University admissions officer Toor reveals why. It's not just that both sheer numbers of applications and the quality of the applicants is up. It's not only that virtually all well-prepared high school students look precisely the same on paper. The gridlock is due to a variety of factors including where students choose to apply and, more important, how those colleges handle applications.


Toor's book reveals:


--why the top of the class at a high-performing high school may end up at their second and third choice colleges

--that elite colleges spend thousands of dollars recruiting students they know they'll never admit

--why some students at the bottom of their high school classes are admitted to top schools when the valedictorians are rejected

--how pricey independent college counselors can hurt an applicant's chances

--why admission to a top school depends on who reads your application

--how many high school guidance counselors spoil their kids' chances at the top schools


Written in an engaging first-person narrative that reads as an admissions officer's memoir of the entire process--from recruitment to enrollment--Admissions Confidential is a must-read for all college hopefuls and their parents.

Synopsis:

There are hundreds of books available that coach kids on writing college application essays, improving SAT scores and trying to beat the admissions system. Admissions Confidential is a definitive look at why those books don't work. Toor lifts the veil on a process that anxious parents and high school students have never had decoded before. And they may be shocked to find out:

--that elite colleges spend thousands of dollars recruiting students they will never admit

--why some students at the bottom of their high school classes are admitted to top schools when the valedictorians are rejected

--how pricey independent college counselors can hurt an applicant's chances

--why admission to a top school depends on who reads your application

--why the top of the class at a high-performing high school may end up at their second and third choice

Written in engaging first-person and covering the entire admissions process--from recruiting to enrollment--Admissions Confidential is a year in the life of a college admissions officer.

About the Author

Rachel Toor, a cum laude graduate of Yale University, was an editor of scholarly books for a dozen years before working as an admissions officer at Duke University from 1997 to 2000. She currently writes for The Chronicle of Higher Education and various running magazines. She lives in Durham, North Carolina.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312284053
Subtitle:
An Insider's Account of the Elite College Selection Process
Author:
Toor, Rachel
Author:
R
Author:
Rachel Too
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Higher
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Guidance & Orientation
Subject:
Administration
Subject:
Universities and colleges
Subject:
College administrators
Subject:
Administration - General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Publication Date:
20010904
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.618 in

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Admissions Confidential: An Insiders Account of the Elite College Selection Process
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There are hundreds of books available that coach kids on writing college application essays, improving SAT scores and trying to beat the admissions system. Admissions Confidential is a definitive look at why those books don't work. Toor lifts the veil on a process that anxious parents and high school students have never had decoded before. And they may be shocked to find out:

--that elite colleges spend thousands of dollars recruiting students they will never admit

--why some students at the bottom of their high school classes are admitted to top schools when the valedictorians are rejected

--how pricey independent college counselors can hurt an applicant's chances

--why admission to a top school depends on who reads your application

--why the top of the class at a high-performing high school may end up at their second and third choice

Written in engaging first-person and covering the entire admissions process--from recruiting to enrollment--Admissions Confidential is a year in the life of a college admissions officer.

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