The Ultimate Guide to Finding the Perfect School, Getting Financial Aid, and Acing the Admissions Process
Author: Pallas Snider
Are you thinking about studying in the United States? This book is your ultimate guide to finding your dream college. Whether you've dreamed of studying literature on a grassy quad, learning economics in the heart of a bustling city, or earning your engineering degree on a sunny beach, this book will help you find exactly what you are looking for. This is the only guide made specifically for international students wishing to pursue their undergraduate studies in the United States. Inside you'll find: -A step-by-step guide to building your personalized college list -176 profiles of America's top colleges and universities -A breakdown of colleges by type, culture, selectivity, and more -Quizzes to help you figure out your college preferences -A guide to different parts of the United States -Expert admissions advice on writing a standout application to the nation's most elite colleges -Tips on how to secure financial aid as a non-US citizen If you are considering school in the United States, The International Student's Guide to American Colleges should be your first stop. By the time you finish, you'll be ready to conquer your college search head on!
Author: Lynn F. Jacobs,Jeremy S. Hyman,Jeffrey Durso-Finley,Jonah T. Hyman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Two award-winning professors, a former admissions officer at a major university (now a counselor at a prestigious high school), and a gifted high school senior (now in the throes of the college admissions process himself) team up to offer you over 600 tips, techniques, and strategies to help you get in to the college of your choice. Comprehensive, yet easy-to-read, this book will teach you: How to size up the colleges you're considering—and come up with a coherent list. What are college nights, college fairs, and college rep visits—and how you can use each to your advantage. What are "holistic", "contextualized", and "legacy" admissions—and how each can work for you. How some schools count "demonstrated interest"—and how you can take advantage of this little-known fact. What are Early Decision, Early Action, and Single-Choice Early Action—and whether any is right for you. How to figure out the true costs of college, and what is the difference between "need-" and "merit-based" aid. What it means when colleges say they meet "100% of demonstrated financial aid" and what "loan-free" means. When and how to make campus visits—and what to do on each. How to prepare for each section of the ACT or SAT—and how to increase your scores. What admissions officers are looking for in your application—and how to give it to them. How to write the all-important Common App essay—and present your extra-curricular activities. How to prepare for an alumni interview—and present yourself in the best light. Whom to ask for letters-of-recommendation—and how to help them write the best possible letter. How to compare your final offers—and, in some cases, substantially improve them. When it's good to wait out the "wait list"—and when not. -and much, much more. When you understand the college admissions process, you can maximize your chance of success. Why not put yourself ahead of the pack?
The International Student's Guide to Succeeding in the U.s.
Author: Tina L. Quick
There has been a remarkable explosion in the numbers of international students coming to the U.S. for educational purposes. While the U.S. has been a popular destination for foreign nationals to come for their university experience, the most notable increase has been students coming for one or all of their high school years in preparation for getting into the university of their choice. There are many excellent resources for the cultural exchange student who comes to the U.S. for one year, but nothing for these longer term secondary students. There is also useful information on a variety of important topics for foreign students coming to the U.S. for university, but not all in one place. There is no comprehensive work that covers everything international students need to know to help them transition well and thrive in their new setting, and nothing about the unavoidable social-emotional issues involved in such an enormous adjustment. This is the book that fills the information gap.From preparing to leave to understanding culture shock, beating homesickness, understanding American culture, dealing with academic challenges, staying healthy, managing money, choosing the right university and avoiding the pitfalls of independent living, "Survive and Thrive: The International Student's Guide to Succeeding in the U.S." tackles the most common challenges international students face in their transition to the U.S. and gives them strategies for overcoming them. This is a guide book that helps these students understand what takes place in transition and gives them the tools and strategies they need to not only survive but to thrive in the adjustment. Parents will appreciate the chapter dedicated to how they can come alongside their students, prepare them for the journey and support them throughout this major transition as well as a chapter to help their student deal with re-entry.
Author: Bill Mayher
Demystifies the process of searching for the right college, locating financial aid, and managing family transitions during the admission process
A New Approach to the Search and Admissions Process
Author: Andrew Belasco,Dave Bergman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Family & Relationships
The Enlightened College Applicant presents a no-nonsense account of how students should approach the college search and admissions process. Instead of providing recycled entrance statistics or anecdotal generalizations about campus life, authors Belasco and Bergman incorporate cutting-edge data and research to pull back the curtain on critical topics.
Simple Answers to Tough Questions about College Admissions & Financial Aid
Author: Princeton Review,Robert Franek
Publisher: Princeton Review
This friendly, helpful Q&A book from the editor-in-chief of The Princeton Review presents simple answers to your toughest questions about the college admissions process, figuring out financial aid, and getting into the university of your choice! As The Princeton Review’s chief expert on education, Robert Franek frequently appears on ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX to share his insider expertise on the college admissions process. Each year, he travels to high schools across the country, advising thousands of anxious students and parents on how to turn their college hopes into reality. Now, with College Admission 101, the best of Rob’s wisdom has finally been collected in one place! From standardized tests to financial aid, Rob provides straightforward answers to 60+ of the questions he hears most often, including: · Should I take the ACT or SAT? · When should I start my college research? · How many schools should I apply to? · Will applying Early Decision or Early Action give me a leg up? · Which extracurricular activities do colleges want to see? · How does the financial aid process work? · What’s more important: GPA or test scores?
What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting into College
Author: Sally P. Springer,Jon Reider,Joyce Vining Morgan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Make sense of college admissions and prepare a successful application Admission Matters offers comprehensive, expert, and practical advice for parents and students to guide them through the college admissions process. From building a college list, to understanding standardized tests, to obtaining financial aid, to crafting personal statements, to making a final decision, this book guides you every step of the way with clear, sensible advice and practical tips. This new fourth edition has been completely updated to reflect the latest changes in college admissions. including new developments in standardized testing, applications, financial aid and more. Questionnaires, interactive forms, checklists, and other tools help you stay focused and organized throughout the process.. With the answers you need and a down-to-earth perspective, this book provides an invaluable resource for stressed-out students and parents everywhere. Applying to college can be competitive and complex. Admission Matters offers real-world expert advice for all students, whether you're aiming an Ivy or the state school close to home. It also includes much needed guidance for students with special circumstances, including students with disabilities, international students, and transfer students. In addition, athletes, artists and performers, and homeschoolers will find valuable guidance as they plan for and apply to college. Understand how the admissions process works and what you can and cannot control Learn how to build a strong list of good-fit colleges Craft a strong application package with a compelling personal statement Get expert advice on early admissions, financial aid, standardized testing, and much more Make a final decision that is the right one for you Whether you think you've got applying to college under control or don't even know where to begin, Admission Matters is your expert guide throughout the college admissions process.
The Ultimate Guide to Getting Into and Succeeding in Law School
Author: Timothy B. Francis,Lisa Jones Johnson,Walter C. Jones
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Examines each phase of becoming a lawyer, including how to select a law school, improving chances for admission, and how to get ahead in class, and provides information about career opportunities with a law degree.
Author: Kavita Mehta,Kimberly Wright Dixit
Publisher: Harper Collins
Confused by the complicated US college admissions process? Fret no more. Acing Admissions is the only guide you need to help navigate the application process. From profile building to financial aid information and everything in between, Acing Admissions provides a step-by-step guide to help parents and students alike. Authors Kavita Mehta, MBA, and Kimberly Wright Dixit, PhD, co-founders of The Red Pen, India's premier admissions advising firm, aim to demystify the US college landscape by providing easy-to-understand information and anecdotes that are helpful to Indian applicants.
From Surviving to Thriving
Author: Lucia D. Tyler,Susan E. Henninger
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
This book is a comprehensive guide, designed to make college transfer between four-year schools as successful as possible. Chapters outline the steps to take from the moment a student finds him/herself considering college transfer to the first semester at his/her next college.
Author: Inc. U. S. News & World Report
Publisher: Sourcebooks Incorporated
Category: Study Aids
Presents profiles of colleges and universities with information on such topics as admission requirments, popular majors, financial aid, graduation rates, housing, and ethnic makeup.
Author: Scott Gelband
Publisher: College Board
Helps students recognize and realistically assess their strong points--abilities, interests, goals, and character--and provides guidelines for gathering and presenting information in a favorable way
Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College
Author: Jacques Steinberg
In the fall of 1999, New York Times education reporter Jacques Steinberg was given an unprecedented opportunity to observe the admissions process at prestigious Wesleyan University. Over the course of nearly a year, Steinberg accompanied admissions officer Ralph Figueroa on a tour to assess and recruit the most promising students in the country. The Gatekeepers follows a diverse group of prospective students as they compete for places in the nation's most elite colleges. The first book to reveal the college admission process in such behind-the-scenes detail, The Gatekeepers will be required reading for every parent of a high school-age child and for every student facing the arduous and anxious task of applying to college. "[The Gatekeepers] provides the deep insight that is missing from the myriad how-to books on admissions that try to identify the formula for getting into the best colleges...I really didn't want the book to end." —The New York Times
Author: Samer Hamadeh
Publisher: Vault Inc.
Category: Business & Economics
This new Vault guide provides detailed information on the internship programs at over 700 companies nationwide, from Fortune 500 companies to nonprofits and governmental institutions.
Author: Andrew Rodican
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Give yourself the competitive edge when applying to physician assistant school The Ultimate Guide to Getting into Physician Assistant School is a unique, step-by-step blueprint for succeeding at every stage of the PA application process. Written by Andrew Rodican, a former member of Yale University School of Medicine’s Admissions Committee, this is the best book available on how to maximize your chance of acceptance into the PA school of your choice. Completely updated to include coverage of the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA), Getting Into the Physician Assistant School of Your Choice covers all the essentials – from selecting a program all the way through to acing the interview. Clear and candid, this book provides insights, information, and advice you won’t find anyplace else – but may well make the difference between the acceptance or rejection of your application. Make-or-break advice on: What PA programs look for in an applicant Setting goals Selecting a program Completing the application Writing a quality essay Impressing on the interview Getting financial aid Using the internet for PA school application New to this edition: New interview types and techniques: mini-interviews and round table interviews Updates to questions and scenarios Admission requirements and recommendation updates Features an updated list of all the Physician Assistant programs in the US
Author: Stacie Berdan,Allan Goodman,Cyril Taylor
Every student who wants to succeed in the global economy should study abroad. It is one of the most valuable things you can do for yourself and your career. Each of us has lived and worked both in the United States and overseas, working extensively with both students and employers in a variety of business, academic and not-for-profit settings in our own careers. Stacie Nevadomski Berdan is a seasoned global executive, an expert on international careers, and an award-winning author on how to succeed in the global marketplace. Sir Cyril Taylor has been an innovator in study abroad for nearly 50 years, having founded the American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS) in 1964, and Richmond, The American International University in London in 1972. As the president and CEO of the Institute of International Education, Allan Goodman is a leader in creating and expanding international educational exchange opportunities, and making them more accessible to more diverse student populations. He was previously a professor and the executive dean of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, teaching students who are now in diplomatic leadership positions around the globe. Together, we and our organizations have advised and supported hundreds of thousands of students over the years to gain an international experience, and we continue to advocate for more students going abroad. We have seen firsthand the value of making international a part of one’s education and of listening to others when it comes to adapting to life in another country. We have all felt culture shock and also re-entry problems, and we have seen the impact of an international experience on those who have been fortunate enough to have one. But we realize that not every student knows where to start and how to make it happen. So we teamed up to reach students like you, who are still exploring whether and how to study abroad, and wondering if they should do it. The answer is a resounding “yes”—but only after you have prepared yourself to take full advantage of the opportunity. We wrote this book to give every student access to the best information available on study abroad—things to know before you go, how to make the most of your time abroad, why you should consider internships and career-related experiences abroad, how to transition back to life in the States, and, as you embark on your career, how to use study abroad to showcase your global growth and learning. To bring you current, relevant advice, we surveyed approximately 350 students and asked dozens of educators and business leaders to share their insights. In addition to our own best advice from years of working in international education and communications, we aim to offer you timely and practical feedback from the current generation of students who have made the most of their time abroad. Therefore, we have included more than 200 real-life stories from a diverse collection of students, advisers and professionals, as well as 100 easy-to-follow tips to help guide you through the process. The wide range of programs currently available makes study abroad more flexible, affordable and accessible than ever before. While not everyone can go abroad for a full year in a total language immersion setting, we hope you will agree after reading this book that there is a study abroad option for everyone. We urge you to make international a part of your education.
Master the College Funding Process and Give Your Child Lifelong Financial Skills Without Losing Your Cool
Author: Jodi Okun
Category: Study Aids
With insight and humor, Jodi Okun takes you inside the often murky world of paying for college. First as a financial aid consultant at Occidental and Pitzer colleges, and then in her own successful consulting business, College Financial Aid Advisors (CFAA), Jodi learned firsthand the struggles families endure to find financing and pay for college. In SECRETS OF A FINANCIAL PRO, she demystifies the process and presents sensible solutions any family can use as they go through what can be a complicated and intimidating affair. No matter where you are in the college financial aid process, this book will be an invaluable resource. Understand what you should be doing--and when you should be doing it--to set yourself up for the best possible outcome when managing the cost of a college education. Learn how to find and apply for every type of financial aid, including FAFSA, grants, scholarships, and loans. Find out how to give your student the financial skills they'll need for life--it all starts in college by helping them manage expenses and money.
Social-Emotional Learning in the Classroom
Author: Maurice J. Elias,Harriett Arnold
Publisher: Corwin Press
This comprehensive guide to emotional intelligence presents best practices from more than 25 experts, creating a new gold standard for bringing social-emotional learning into every classroom.
Secrets to College Affordability
Author: Fred Amrein,Mba Fred Amrein
Category: College costs
Sorting through the maze of financial aid, college saving plans, educational tax credits and student loan options can be a daunting task for families making their college decision. This easy to read book gives families a comprehensive roadmap for making the best college financial decision. Readers will enjoy the insider notes throughout the book that give informative tips on the entire college funding process.Financial Aid and Beyond includes:* Insights into how colleges develop their financial aid award letters* Understand why a four-year college cash flow analysis makes comparing college value critical* Easy to understand roadmap from saving for college to student loan forgiveness and everything in between* Strategies on how to focus on the financial outcome of a college education* Introduction of a new concept called the Admission and Financial Aid MatrixGet practical guidance and understand the secrets to college affordability. Become an informed consumer and avoid costly mistakes. Parents and students will appreciate the proven strategies for saving and paying college tuition, along with insights on student loans and repayment options.
A Guide for Institutional Leaders
Author: Christopher M. Mullin,David S. Baime,David S. Honeyman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Smart financial management means more students served Community College Finance provides an introduction to best practices for community college leaders and their boards, with guidance on the complex regulations, processes, and considerations surrounding the financial management of these unique institutions. As community colleges continue to increase in importance, this book provides non-technical yet extensive information to guide current and future leaders toward the establishment of effective processes to secure and maintain the funding that is so crucial to the education and future of millions of students nationwide. Readers will gain insight into the background and foundation of community college finance and learn the essentials of practice in today's economic and political climate. The discussion covers student financial aid, tuition, budgeting, and more, and explores the future of federal policy and what it means for the institutions that play such a critical role in the nation's educational system. Over eight million students attend more than a thousand community colleges in the United States today, and those colleges are now facing the retirement of their founding generation of leadership. Meanwhile, the balance between traditional funding sources is shifting as new models and approaches are being implemented, and comprehensive, guiding resources are lacking. This book fills that need with expert insight reflecting current realities and a true understanding of the challenges community colleges face. Readers will: Delve into factors affecting funding and the cost of attendance Develop a budgeting style and process that serves the institution Learn to manage fiscal crises effectively without reducing standards Consider the future of federal policy and how it will affect budgeting At a time when a difficult economy raises questions about the value of higher education, the value that community colleges offer becomes ever more clear. Community College Finance provides the guidance leaders need to help their institutions flourish.