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Admission Matters    by Sally Springer, Jon Reider & Marion Franck order for
Admission Matters
by Sally Springer
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John Wiley & Sons, 2009 (2009)

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* * *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

This is the time when applying for college becomes the number one concern of numerous high school seniors throughout the United States. Admission Matters will take much of the angst out of the college application process.

The second edition of this helpful and time-tested guide discusses assessing one's chances of being accepted, how to make smart choices, and the criteria colleges and universities use in making their selections. The authors also untangle the confusing web of how to qualify and apply for financial aid, plus how to write a strong personal statement.

'We have written this book to demystify the college admissions process by explaining how it works and to level the playing field for those without access to extensive assistance from knowledgeable high school counselors,' explain the authors. 'It will also help those who have access to good counseling but who would still like some extra support.'

Not only does this book address the application process, but there is a final chapter that discusses what a young person should consider when he or she has a couple of acceptances in hand and must decide which one to take. This is equally important since making the correct decision will assure a good academic experience over the next four or five years.

You'll also find a college research worksheet, a sample student information sheet for letters of recommendation, a financial aid comparison worksheet and other useful resources.

Not only is this a lifesaving guide for seniors, but 11th grade students also might wish to purchase a copy of the book to prepare well in advance for what awaits them a year from now.

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