The thoroughly updated fifth edition of Admission Matters: What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting into College, offers high school students and their families practical and supportive guidance in the increasingly complex and unpredictable world of college admissions.
• How to build a balanced college list
• Whether to take the SAT or ACT and submit scores
• When to apply
• How to craft a compelling application
• How colleges decide who to admit
• How financial aid works
• And much more
The authors provide up-to-date real-world advice for all students, whether they attend a high school that is under-resourced or one that offers abundant opportunities, and whether they dream about attending a highly-selective institution or a state school closer to home.
Admission Matters also offers practical strategies for students with special circumstances including athletes, international students, students with learning differences. transfer students, homeschooled students, and students who would like to study abroad.
Based on decades of experience as well as research into the latest developments in admissions, a team of distinguished higher education experts guides you step by step. Admission Matters is the perfect handbook for anyone trying to navigate the ever-changing and often intimidating college admissions process.