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Paperback How to Get Into the Top Colleges Book

ISBN: 073520442X

ISBN13: 9780735204423

How to Get Into the Top Colleges

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A guide to the admissions process includes advice on selecting a school, marketing academic credentials and unique characteristics, interviewing, and preparing for college life. This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Best college guide on the market for parents!

As both an educator and parent, I have read most of the college guides on the market written primarily for parents going through the college application and selection process for the first time. This comprehensive publication clearly explains all parts of the college application and how they are weighted by those who will ultimateley determine ones admittance or rejection. The authors' explanation of the early decision and early action options are the best I have read anywhere. There are many helpful suggestions for evaluating the college rating guides, visiting campuses and writing effective essays. Selecting the right college from the 5000+ choices across the nation can be a daunting task. Today, tuitions in private colleges can run between 140,000 and 170,000 dollars for a four year degree. Parents must become more informed and involved in this very important and expensive decision. To this end, How to Get Into the Top Colleges, is one of the best resources available to both parents and students alike. Good-luck!

Must resource

This book is the most useful undergraduate admissions book. You do not have to read the whole book if you are in a time crunch; you can read just the sections pertinent to your case. It also has direct quotations from deans of admissions and financial officers from numerous schools; explains the differentiating factors among the top colleges.

Very Useful

I bought this book not knowing how incredibly useful it would be during the application process. I applied to 12 of the top schools and got admitted into 11, with Princeton being the only one that wait listed me. Without this book, I am pretty sure that the number would probably have been 7 or 8 admits instead of 11. Montauk explains, step by step, what to do to make your application stand out from the other 1400 SAT scorers. Buy this book and you will not regret the 20 or so dollars you are spending. Richard R. Soto, Brown '06


I am still in high school, but I plan to use this book very extensively during my application process. I checked this book out from the library and it had so much good information I had to buy it. It's a little more expensive than most books on the admissions process but well worth it! What I did to make the best use of this book: In a notebook, I made a page for about 15 or so colleges that I'm considering. This books contains a TON of quotes from admissions officers about what they're looking for, so I took notes on each university. When I apply to these colleges, I will have a great reference of EXACTLY what their admissions departments are looking for in applicants. I can't testify to it yet, but I'm sure it will give me an extra edge! I feel I am a good but not breathtaking candidate for college, so I am worried about getting into the colleges that I have set my sights on. This book assured me that, through my application (which this book helps you out with), I could possibly gain acceptance to an Ivy. YOU MUST GET IT!

Buy this Book Now! Learn the Inside Workings of Admissions

No, I`m not related to the authors. I don`t even know them. This is the first & only college admission advice book that I`ve read that expertly describes how admissions committees select candidates. I have been on medical & post graduate medical selection committees and can verify their information. The book contains comprehensive, yet still clear & concise information. Much of it I have not seen anywhere else. The section on "Marketing Yourself" is particularly informative, especially for college applicants. Quotes from numerous Directors & Deans of Admissions open the closed doors of admissions committees and illuminate their decision making process. There is even a section on "Taking Time Off Before College". Nothing like the real world to motivate you to get an education. Great resource, easy to read and well organized. Forget about all the magazine ratings, you can find them for free on the web. Buy this book, read it & follow their advice.
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