The Other College Guide

A Roadmap to the Right School for You

Author: Paul Glastris,Jane Sweetland,Staff Washington Monthly

Publisher: New Press, The

ISBN: 162097035X

Category: Study Aids

Page: 256

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A college degree has never been more important—or more expensive. If you're not made of money, where can you get an amazing liberal arts education without your parents having to remortgage the house or cash in their retirement fund? Which degrees will allow you to fulfill your dreams and earn a decent paycheck? What do you really need to know if you're the first in your family to go to college? How do you find good schools that offer a well-rounded campus life for black or Latino students? From the staff of Washington Monthly comes a new kind of college guide, inspired by and including the magazine's signature alternative college rankings. The Other College Guide features smartly designed, engaging chapters on finding the best-fit schools and the real deal about money, loans, and preparing for the world of work. This essential higher ed handbook also highlights information on what to look for (and watch out for) in online programs and for-profit colleges and concludes with fifty profiles of remarkable but frequently overlooked schools. All things being unequal, The Other College Guide will provide American students—and their families and school counselors—with the honest and practical information they need to make sense of the college process and carve a path to the future they imagine.
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A Starter Guide to College for Clueless Students & Parents

For a State College or the Ivy League, Here's What You Need to Know

Author: Jake D. Seeger

Publisher: Starter Guides LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 340

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For 8th-graders, freshmen and sophomores, here's what to do now. For juniors and seniors, here are details about the tests, the applications, admissions factors, financial aid, essays, interviews and college selection. Checklists are provided for each year of high school. A comprehensive checklist for the application for each college is provided. It is a reference book for these many details for when you need them. Use some chapters now, and come back to other chapters later, even in a year or more. For 8th- and 9th-Graders, get a great start on high school by seeing what to do your freshman and sophomore years, so you're not behind in junior and senior years. Which colleges are realistic? Which are affordable? Do not count any of them out yet. Can you get a great degree without a huge debt? Sure, if you make the right choices. These topics are covered: - How to get college-ready and admissions-ready; - Benefits of community colleges and public - colleges; - Selective admissions factors and expectations; - Activities, internships and sports; - Practice for standardized tests and subject tests; - Application checklists and procedures; - Financial aid and cost comparisons; - Meeting admissions officials; and - Essays and interviews. After knowing more, students and parents can better discuss and think about all these factors to decide if college is indeed the best option, and what type of college is best. The book explains the basics, and moves into detailed information that you may not need right away, but probably will use later. It has handy reference pages containing checklists, testing rules, calendars, admissions statistics, college degree levels, and websites to use, so you don't have to look everything up yourself. You don't have to remember everything now. You can go back to the book again and again when you need the information. For the maze of selective college applications, admissions and choices, the Starter Guide explains the basics, and then provides a detailed analysis of the situation, presents a detailed plan of action and points you to the some of the best sources for even more information to complete a serious run for the Ivies and the other top 50 to top 150 colleges. But the great options of public colleges aren't neglected, as the benefits of community colleges, public honors colleges, tuition discounts in nearby states, affordable regional colleges and flagship universities are explained. Finances and financial aid are covered, with estimates of what to expect from both public and private colleges, with examples for various household income levels. Students and parents will find advice on how to meet admissions staff. Learn how to build an impressive record based on what the colleges are looking for. Students will find practical advice on how to make the best impression with their attire, conversational interactions, paperwork and correspondence. Learn which questions to ask and how to best convey your story, while knowing what things to avoid doing (and there are a few). High school guidance counselors will like the reference information on testing (test by test, 8th grade to 12th grade, in reference summary pages) and admissions statistics. The book covers test schedules, reporting, fees, fee waivers, test cancellation procedures, information websites, admissions events, admissions statistics for 120 colleges in one spot (the publisher looked them up and calculated them so you don't have to). See about fine print admissions details, like the lowest test scores for admissions at a college. The Starter Guide to College for Clueless Students & Parents is a good value. It doesn't have to be read all at once, but can guide a student and the parents as time passes, even loaned to others.
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The College Solution

A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price

Author: Lynn O'Shaughnessy

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0132703327

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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“The College Solution helps readers look beyond over-hyped admission rankings to discover schools that offer a quality education at affordable prices. Taking the guesswork out of saving and finding money for college, this is a practical and insightful must-have guide for every parent!” —Jaye J. Fenderson, Seventeen’s College Columnist and Author, Seventeen’s Guide to Getting into College “This book is a must read in an era of rising tuition and falling admission rates. O’Shaughnessy offers good advice with blessed clarity and brevity.” —Jay Mathews, Washington Post Education Writer and Columnist “I would recommend any parent of a college-bound student read The College Solution.” —Kal Chany, Author, The Princeton Review’s Paying for College Without Going Broke “The College Solution goes beyond other guidebooks in providing an abundance of information about how to afford college, in addition to how to approach the selection process by putting the student first.” —Martha “Marty” O’Connell, Executive Director, Colleges That Change Lives “Lynn O’Shaughnessy always focuses on what’s in the consumer’s best interest, telling families how to save money and avoid making costly mistakes.” —Mark Kantrowitz, Publisher, FinAid.org and Author, FastWeb College Gold “An antidote to the hype and hysteria about getting in and paying for college! O’Shaughnessy has produced an excellent overview that demystifies the college planning process for students and families.” —Barmak Nassirian, American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers For millions of families, the college planning experience has become extremely stressful. And, unless your child is an elite student in the academic top 1%, most books on the subject won’t help you. Now, however, there’s a college guide for everyone. In The College Solution, top personal finance journalist Lynn O’Shaughnessy presents an easy-to-use roadmap to finding the right college program (not just the most hyped) and dramatically reducing the cost of college, too. Forget the rankings! Discover what really matters: the quality and value of the programs your child wants and deserves. O’Shaughnessy uncovers “industry secrets” on how colleges actually parcel out financial aid—and how even “average” students can maximize their share. Learn how to send your kids to expensive private schools for virtually the cost of an in-state public college...and how promising students can pay significantly less than the “sticker price” even at the best state universities. No other book offers this much practical guidance on choosing a college...and no other book will save you as much money! • Secrets your school’s guidance counselor doesn’t know yet The surprising ways colleges have changed how they do business • Get every dime of financial aid that’s out there for you Be a “fly on the wall” inside the college financial aid office • U.S. News & World Report: clueless about your child Beyond one-size-fits-all rankings: finding the right program for your teenager • The best bargains in higher education Overlooked academic choices that just might be perfect for you
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Never Too Late

The Adult Student’s Guide to College

Author: Rebecca Klein-Collins

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1620973227

Category: Education

Page: 288

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A smart, snappy, and comprehensive guide for the millions of adults who are thinking about going—or going back—to college and want to know how to do it right As anyone who has done it knows, going back to school is a major undertaking. For younger and older adults alike, starting or returning to school presents different challenges than those encountered by teens fresh out of high school and heading straight to college. Countless Americans take on this task while working, raising kids, caring for parents, volunteering, serving in the military—and in some cases all of the above. Although the “non-traditional” undergraduate student is in fact the new normal, the glut of college guides out there don’t include practical advice for the busy moms, frustrated employees, and ambitious adults who are applying to college or hoping to finish earning a degree. Never Too Late will help readers jump-start a new professional path or speed down the one they’re already on by guiding them through vital questions: What should I study? How can I afford the time and money required to get a college degree? How do I compare schools? With key chapters on flexibility (“It’s About Time!” and “Face-to-Face or Cyberspace?”) and rankings of the best colleges for grown-ups diving back into the books, Never Too Late is an essential reference for adults seeking a richer life—and a meaningful place in our rapidly changing economy and world.
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Get Recruited

The Definitive Guide to Playing College Sports

Author: Wayne Mazzoni

Publisher: Mazz Marketing Inc

ISBN: 0979289602

Category: Education

Page: 146

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Get Recruited: The Definitive Guide to Playing College Sports is by far the best book of its kind for those looking to play sports in college. The only book written with contributions from more than 70 college coaches, Get Recruited offers real life tips from the college coaches doing the recruiting. It covers camp, showcases, tournaments, videos, and a variety of other tips to give you an edge over the competition.
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Choosing the Right College 2012–2013

The Whole Truth about America's Top Schools

Author: John Zmirak

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 149762083X

Category: Education

Page: 1000

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Choosing the Right College is the most in-depth, independently researched college guide on the market, and the only source for students and parents who want the unvarnished truth about America’s top colleges and universities. Updated and expanded, Choosing the Right College 2012-13 features incisive essays, telling statistics, and revealing sidebars on 140 schools—Ivy League institutions, state universities, liberal arts colleges, religious schools, military academies, and lesser-known schools worth a careful look. Here you’ll discover information you can’t get anywhere else about the intellectual, political, and social conditions at each institution, including: •Insider tips on the best—and worst—departments, courses, and professors •The statistics that colleges don’t want you to know •A unique “traffic light” feature—red, yellow, or green—that reveals the state of intellectual freedom and the extent of political correctness on campus •The truth about day-to-day student life: the social scene, living arrangements, campus safety, clubs, sports, traditions, and much more •A roadmap for getting a real education at any school, whether a huge state university or a tiny liberal arts college •Essential financial information, including the extent of need-based financial aid and the average student-debt load of graduates •The most overpriced colleges—and the good values you don’t know about "Practically every aspect of university life that a potential student would want to investigate can be found within these pages.”—THOMAS E. WOODS JR., Ph.D., bestselling author of Meltdown
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Teens Guide to College & Career Planning

Your High School Roadmap for College & Career Success

Author: Peterson's

Publisher: Peterson's

ISBN: 0768926106

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Outlines strategies for planning a post-high-school life involving college, the military, or a career, and provides real-world recommendations on how to make the most of a high-school education in order to achieve specific goals.
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Teens' Guide to College & Career Planning 11th Edition

Author: Peterson's

Publisher: Peterson's

ISBN: 0768936330

Category: Education

Page: 172

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Peterson's Teens' Guide to College & Career Planning: Your High School Roadmap to College & Career Success is the must-have eBook for middle school and high school students as they prepare for life after graduation. Whether you're heading to a four-year college, a community or two-year college, the military, or the workforce, Teens' Guide to College & Career Planning offers expert advice and tools to help you succeed. Chapters include The Big Jump to High School, The First Steps to a Career, Planning Your Education While in High School, Tackling the Tests (ACT, PSAT/NMSQT, SAT, and TOEFL), The College Search, Applying to College, Financial Aid Dollars and Sense, Other Options After High School, The Military Option, Jump into Work, Survival Skills, and more. Throughout the book, you'll find real-life advice from students, guidance counselors, parents, and college admissions counselors; helpful checklists and worksheets to help keep you organized; essential information to help you decide if the military is right for you; expert financial aid advice and information on scholarships, grants, athletic awards, loans, work-study, and more. Fun graphics along with the informative, easy-to-read chapters make this the perfect guide for the teen on the go.
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Barron's Guide to Law Schools

2003 Edition

Author: Barron's Educational Series,

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764117831

Category: Study Aids

Page: 576

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More than 180 ABA-approved laws schools across the United States are described, with information on admission requirements, degree requirements, tuition and fees, sources of financial aid, and career placement services. The book also features 20 pages in table form listing each law school with statistics on its median LSAT (Law School Admission Test) scores and other admission requirements, thus enabling candidates to estimate in advance their chances of admission to each school. Also helpful are a general overview of law school curricula and a brief description of selected non-ABA-approved schools. A sample LSAT is included with answers and explanations.
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