Synopses & Reviews
High school students who get average grades and don't ace the SAT or ACT discover that an exceptional college education is by no means beyond their reach with this guide. Along with information on what to look for in a college and what colleges look for in their students besides grades, this college reference provides details on more than 150 colleges that make it a point to help students who have not achieved a stellar GPA and includes information on whether colleges feature extra tutoring, help from professors, and distance-learning programs. Advice on the application process emphasizes the schools that look beyond GPA to the extracurricular activities and community involvement at which many average students excel. Quelling both students' and parents' fears about finding a good education with a less-than-perfect academic record, this guide makes it clear that it is always possible.
"At last, a college resource book for real students and real families. . . . We forget that college isn't just about grades and tests scores; it's about learning, living and moving forward. Tamra Orr has given families the tools to help their young adults find the perfect college for them. An invaluable resource!" Teri Brown, author, Day Tripping: Your Guide to Educational Family Adventures
"An important and rare contribution to the field of higher education. This book offers practical information and advice for students and parents alike. There is a great school out there for youAmerica's Best Colleges for B Students will help you find it!" Mark Campbell, vice president for enrollment management, McKendree College
About the Author
Tamra B. Orr is a full-time education writer and the author of more than 140 books, including Ace the SAT Writing Even If You Hate to Write. She lives in Portland, Oregon. Gen Tanabe and Kelly Tanabe are the award-winning authors of Get Free Cash for College, Get into Any College, How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay, Sallie Mae How to Pay for College, and The Ultimate Scholarship Book 2010. They have been featured as college admissions experts in the New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, and USA Today. They live in Belmont, California.