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Table of Contents


Chapter 1:
Choose Your Own (College) Adventure
Chapter 2:
Building a College List
Chapter 3:
Getting a Good Gut Feeling
Chapter 4:
Selectivity and Standardized Testing
Chapter 5:
Painless Ways to Beef Up Your Application
Chapter 6:
Making the Most of Early Admissions Policies
Chapter 7:
Making Each Piece of Your Application Count
Chapter 8:
Writing Your College Essay
Chapter 9:
Getting the Red-Carpet Treatment:
Students with Special Circumstances
Chapter 10:
Communicating Your Experience:
Students with Learning Disabilities
Chapter 11:
Paying for College
Chapter 12:
How Parents Can Help (and Hurt)

Appendix A:
Junior- and Senior-Year College Admissions Timeline
Appendix B:
Getting Into a Top College Through the Side Door
Appendix C:
A List of Colleges Worth Considering

About the Author

About the Author

"JOIE JAGER-HYMAN served as assistant director of admissions for Dartmouth College. After completing a doctorate in education policy with a focus on the high school to college transition at Harvard University, she founded College Prep 360 (www.CollegePrep360.com), a college-planning consulting organization. She is the author of Fat Envelope Frenzy, has appeared on CBS's The Early Show and NPR, and has contributed to Forbes and New York magazine. She lives with her husband and their son."


"So much admissions advice seems intended for high achievers aiming for hyperselective schools. B+ Grades, A+ College Application is a refreshing change. It offers wise counsel to the solid student looking for a good college fit as well as tips on how to maximize acceptance odds. While any student can benefit from the suggestions in this book, those with some Bs (or below) should be delighted to find that they are, for once, the target audience."
-SALLY RUBENSTONE, columnist, "Ask the Dean," CollegeConfidential.com

"The decisions made during the college admissions process can have a huge impact on your life. This book provides an expert-crafted road map for this crucial period."
-CAL NEWPORT, author, How to Be a High School Superstar

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