What Colleges Don't Tell you (And Other Parents Don't Want You to Know) Summary and Reviews

What Colleges Don't Tell you (And Other Parents Don't Want You to Know)

272 Secrets for Getting Your Kid into the Top Schools

by Elizabeth Wissner-Gross

What Colleges Don't Tell you (And Other Parents Don't Want You to Know) by Elizabeth Wissner-Gross
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  • Published in USA  Aug 2006
    336 pages
    Genre: Advice

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Based on the controversial insider information Elizabeth Wissner-Gross has gleaned from working for years as a successful packager of high school students and from interviews with heads of admission at some of the nation’s most competitive colleges, this book helps parents answer questions such as: Can an application be sabotaged by a competing student or parent? How do colleges really know if a student applies to two or more schools for Early Decision? Is it possible to prescreen a teacher’s recommendation? As well as the biggest question of all: Of the tens of thousands of highly qualified students that graduate each year, why should a college choose yours?

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"Through sound experience, and the use of scattered case profiles, Wissner-Gross demonstrates that even students with extremely unlikely prospects for admission to good colleges can succeed handsomely when they are wisely packaged." - PW.

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