Admissions Confidential

Admissions Confidential

An Insider's Account of the Elite College Selection Process

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
A former Duke admissions officer presents the truth behind the admissions process, revealing why admission to a top school depends on your application, and that elite colleges recruit students they will never admit.

McMillan Palgrave
There are hundreds of books available that coach kids on writing college application essays, improving SAT scores and trying to beat the admissions system. Admissions Confidential is a definitive look at why those books don't work. Toor lifts the veil on a process that anxious parents and high school students have never had decoded before. And they may be shocked to find out:

--that elite colleges spend thousands of dollars recruiting students they will never admit
--why some students at the bottom of their high school classes are admitted to top schools when the valedictorians are rejected
--how pricey independent college counselors can hurt an applicant's chances
--why admission to a top school depends on who reads your application
--why the top of the class at a high-performing high school may end up at their second and third choice

Written in engaging first-person and covering the entire admissions process--from recruiting to enrollment--Admissions Confidential is a year in the life of a college admissions officer.


Baker
& Taylor

A former Duke admissions officer presents the truth behind the entire admissions process, from recruitment to enrollment, by revealing why admission to a top school depends on your application, that elite colleges spend thousands of dollars recruiting students they will never admit, and much more.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312284053
0312284055
Branch Call Number: 378.161 TOO
Characteristics: xv, 256 p. ; 22 cm

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