Synopses & Reviews
Getting into a college can be the most stressful ordeal a student can face, with endless planning, test-taking, competition, the torturous wait for an answer. . . .
Now six undergraduates at Harvard reveal the secrets they learned while applying to the countrys top colleges. With wit and common sense, they share tips you wont get from college counselors--because these students have actually faced the process themselves . . . and beaten it!
Learn how to:
- Clean up your image in high school and capitalize on your strengths
- Choose the right college using factors that really matter
- Make your personal essay stand outæwith examples of essays that worked and why.
- Finance your education, no matter what your means
- Surprising, fun facts, and a useful glossary of common admissions terms
- Quotes from current students on their experiences and regrets
"With its lighthearted and engaging tone, The Guide to Getting In
tries to make its readers comfortable while offering helpful and sound advice.... A great companion to students who are starting the application process from square one." --Dan Drummond, former Harvard Senior Admissions Officer and Director of College Guidance, University School of Milwaukee
This is the only comprehensive guide to college admissions written entirely by students. With a refreshingly witty perspective, it steers high school juniors and seniors through all aspects of this challenging process, from taking exams and filing applications to surviving rejection and celebrating acceptance.
About the Author
Harvard Student Agencies, Inc.
was founded in 1957 on the ideal of financing a Harvard education through student employment. Today, HSA is the worlds largest student-run corporation and also produces the bestselling travel series Lets Go
. It is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.