College Countdown: The Parent's and Student's Survival Kit for the College Admissions Process

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College is not the automatic answer to "What happens after high school?" In order for college to be the answer, many steps must be taken: forms have to be filled out and submitted, and long range planning needs to occur. The planning actually needs to start as early as the eighth grade! College Countdown is a survival kit for teens and parents who are struggling to get through this intense and confusing process. It is designed to help families organize all the stuff required by college admissions. This helpful workbook includes: tear-out timelines and checklists; financial aid ideas; internet resources; inside advice on admissions essays and interviews; and much more.

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College Planning Starts NOw - Because college Won't Wait for You. There are few things more overwhelming than the procedure, paperwork, and price tag of a college education. Forms have to be filled out, tests need to be taken, and long-range planning needs to begin - as early as the eighth grade level! Filled with anecdotes, dates, and timelines, College Countdown, is the parent's and student's personal filing cabinet - organizing all of the "stuff" during this intense time. Based on intensive research and hundreds of interviews, College Countdown makes sure that all of the chaotic college preparation steps are taken in the right order with: Handy timelines for college entrance exams, applying for financial aid, and more; Key test dates with registration deadlines; Sample college admission forms and financial aid applications; Essential information on financial aid and scholarships; Latest information on using the Internet in your college search, including submitting your application online; Checklists, worksheets, tips, and quotes that will save you time, money, and headaches; Advice on the admissions interview and essay writing; Suggestions on choosing your college. let's face if, getting into college doesn't happen overnight - it takes hard work and planning. Make the process less stressful with College Countdown.

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