What Colleges Don't Tell You, and Other Parents Don't Want You to Know
272 Secrets for Getting your Kid Into the Top SchoolsBook - 2006
A sought-after “packager” of high school students shares highly coveted strategies to help parents get their kids into the country’s most competitive colleges
Did you know? A child’s guidance counselor can help reverse a deferral. A parent can help get a child off a waiting list. And there is a way for students to back out of Early Decision once they’ve been accepted.
Based on the controversial insider information Elizabeth Wissner-Gross has gleaned from working for years as a successful packager of high school students and from interviews with heads of admission at some of the nation’s most competitive colleges, this book helps parents answer questions such as: Can an application be sabotaged by a competing student or parent? How do colleges really know if a student applies to two or more schools for Early Decision? Is it possible to prescreen a teacher’s recommendation? As well as the biggest question of all: Of the tens of thousands of highly qualified students that graduate each year, why should a college choose yours?
Targeting the college-educated parents of today’s college-bound teenagers who seek to gain a proven edge in the highly secretive and seemingly arbitrary college admissions process, What Colleges Don’t Tell You (and Other Parents Don’t Want You to Know) reveals 272 little- known, unconventional, tried-and-true secrets to help parents get their children into the most competitive schools of their dreams.
Baker & Taylor
A practical guide shares a series of effective strategies to help parents get their kids into some of America's most competitive colleges, answering important questions about the admissions process, letters of recommendation, interviews, and the selection process.
Drawing on interviews with heads of admission at the nation's leading colleges, a practical guide shares a series of effective strategies to help parents get their kids into some of America's most competitive colleges, answering important questions about the admissions process, letters of recommendation, interviews, the selection process, and more.