Get into Any College: Secrets of Harvard Students

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9781617600418: Get into Any College: Secrets of Harvard Students

Based on the real-life experiences of students who were admitted to the United States' most prestigious universities, this guide provides proven strategies to get into and pay for any college. Detailing what high school students—from freshmen to seniors—can do to prepare, this updated edition addresses recent changes in admissions and financial aid processes and the increasingly popular early-admissions option. Examples of applications, interviews, and 25 actual college-admission essays complement information on how parents can help without hurting, what it takes to ace the SAT and ACT, and where students can find free cash for tuition. Stories of students' successes and failures reveal how the college-admissions and financial-aid processes really work, while giving a personal face to what is often seen as an impersonal experience. A section for special groups includes admission considerations for athletes, transfer and international students, students with disabilities, and home-schooled students.

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Gen and Kelly Tanabe are the authors of 14 books including The Ultimate Guide to America's Best Colleges, The Ultimate Scholarship Book, and How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay. They tour the country as speakers on college planning and live in Northern California.

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"What's even better than all the top-notch tips is that the book is written in a cool, conversational way and even offers anecdotal bits in their Stories From Real Life section." College Bound Magazine

"This fast read, written by Harvard graduates, contains advice and one chapter devoted to helping parents without being heavy-handed." Town & Country Magazine

"They wrote the book after recognizing high school students' need for concrete advice on how to beat the admissions game." San Jose Mercury News

The chapters on essay writing with examples are excellent for students who never know how to begin. Examples of essays, both strong and weak, go a long way to help students who are stuck.” Lynda McGee, College Counselor, Downtown Magnets High School

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