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 175 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. This updated edition has new data on student life, financial aid and costs, deadlines, and admissions information.
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Tamra B. Orr is a full-time education writer and the author of more than 250 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 2011. 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.Review:
I feel this book will be a terrific introduction to the college search process for 15-17 year olds. The format offers helpful suggestions in a non-intimidating approach. For many high school students the college process becomes a seemingly insurmountable task. America’s Best Colleges for B Students is a terrific introductory tool that outlines the basic steps to begin the college search process.” Amanda (Mandy) Warhurst Webster, senior associate director of admission, Salve Regina University
Tamra Orr's refreshingly candid approach to the college search dispels the fear that B students and their families often face. An easy yet information-packed read!” Bethany Bierman, assistant director office of undergraduate admissions, Augsburg College
In working with college bound students for over 30 years, I find that so many very deserving students feel they cannot be admitted or succeed without the very top-flight grades and test scores. They believe that good quality colleges are beyond their reach. Solid students with strong motivation and determination can find many wonderful opportunities for higher education with a good planning. This excellent advice’ book is a must read for those students and their parents who want to understand and navigate the process and find the right match toward that important degree.” Karen P. Condeni, vice president and dean of enrollment, Ohio Northern University
Tamra Orr’s book is just what the not so perfect’ student needs. The advice is to the point and incredibly useful. You don’t have to attend a huge Ivy League school to get a superior education. Orr’s book should be required reading for individuals of all ages who are thinking of attending college.” Sandra Roy, educator and author
Tamra Orr has made an important and rare contribution to the field of higher education. This book offers practical information and advice for students and parents alike.” Mark Campbell, vice president for enrollment management, McKendree College
This book contains practical information for any student searching for the right college fit’ instead of simply trying to fit in’ at the wrong college. From this small college’s perspective, the solid B’ student has the same chance as an A student to be successful in an environment where each is encouraged to develop his/her potential.” Sandy Speed, dean of admission and financial aid, Schreiner University
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