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Books That Can Help You With The College Application Process

By: Debra Johnson

Junior year or senior year is staring you in the face. Courses, proms, class trips all await. But so does the task of getting into college. You have already decided that you want to go to college. You also know that you could use some guidance as to how to get through all the steps of applying. Here are books that can help you understand the layers within and the completing of the college application process that is required before the college acceptances start coming in your mail.

Acing the College Application: How to Maximize Your Chances for Admission to the College of Your Choice by Michele Hernandez © 2007
Author Michele Hernandez gives an insider’s approach as to how a student gets into high profile schools. (She used to be an admissions counselor for Darmouth College, an ivy league college in New Hampshire.) Her book is filled with details about how to complete the Common Application, which students can use to apply to dozens of colleges simultaneously.

Applying to College for Students With ADD or LD: A Guide to Keep You (And Your Parents) Sane, Satisfied, and Organized Through the Admission Process by Blythe Grossberg © 2010
Literally hot off the presses, this book is scheduled for release this month. This book will be perfectly timed to help you if want to go to college, yet you know that you are a student with learning challenges such as Attention Deficit Disorder  (ADD) or Learning Disabilities (LD).

Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps: Crafting a Winning Personal Statement by Alan Gelb  © 2008
Here, Gelb supplies topics and creative writing techniques to help you craft an essay that will catch the attention of college admissions staff.

The College App Map: A Start-to-Finish Workbook for Mastering the Admissions Process (College Admissions Guides) by Joyce E. Suber and Princeton Review © 2009
This is not just a book but it is also a workbook! Too, its journal-styled layout gives you space for writing items down and quizzes that will help you stay on task as you go through the college application process.

The Hidden Ivies, 2nd Edition: 50 Top Collegesfrom Amherst to Williams That Rival the Ivy League by Howard and Matthew W. Greene © 2009
Authors Howard and Matthew W. Greene also write about the college application process. Yet, their book includes surveys and interviews with students. This can lead you to get a better feel of the personal experiences one has when applying for college.

Four-Year Colleges – 2010: More Than 2,500 Colleges in the United States, Canada, and Abroad (Peterson’s Four Year Colleges) by Peterson’s © 2009
The Peterson’s  Four-Year Colleges Guide, 1,992 pages, is a comprehensive directory that give admissions requirement information on 2,500 accredited institutions of higher learning.

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  1. College admission application and the whole processes involved in securing admission is not a joke. It becomes serious and tougher everyday. Thanks for sharing this useful resources to help us.

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