The updated edition of the must-have resource for any student applying to college
This thoroughly revised and updated edition of the bestselling book Admission Matters demystifies the college application process and offers practical advice for choosing the right school, writing an effective essay, navigating financial aid, and more. This handy resource will help any college-bound student whether they attend well-funded private schools or cash-strapped public schools. Filled with helpful suggestions, ideas, and advice, the new edition also includes tips for home-schooled students who are preparing to attend college.
Helps all students who are applying to college understand the process and find the school that fits their needs
Expanded information on testing, early decision/early action, applying as a home schooler, and tackling the dreaded college essay
Up-to-date advice on financial aid in tough economic times - how it works and how to maximize your chances of getting aid
Authors bring the multiple viewpoints of college admissions officer, high school counselor, and parent of college-bound students
This book gives any college-bound student the information they need to make the application process run smoothly.
About the Author
Sally P. Springer, Ph.D., is associate chancellor emerita at the University of California, Davis. She is a psychologist and has more than thirty-five years of experience in higher education as a professor and university administrator. Jon Reider, Ph.D., is director of college counseling at San Francisco University High School, an independent 9-12 high school. For fifteen years he served as an admissions officer at Stanford University. Marion R. Franck, M.A., is a weekly columnist for the Davis Enterprise. She has been a featured writer in UC Davis' publications for parents.