B+ Grades, A+ College Application by Joie Jager-Hyman
How to Present Your Strongest Self, Write a Standout Admissions Essay, and Get Into the Perfect School for You

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Though there is plenty of information on the Internet about the college-application process, this insider perspective is a welcome addition to the toolkit.
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This alternative college guide from a former Dartmouth assistant admissions director-turned-consultant gives non-straight-A students advice on the many options available to them and tips on how to identify, gain admittance to, and pay for the schools that will allow them to flourish.

Less-than-perfect grades? No problem!
Contrary to popular opinion, you don’t need to have a 4.0 GPA or a perfect jump shot to get into a good college. This insider’s guide reveals easy tweaks that will pay off big-time in showing admissions officers that you as a whole—not just your SAT scores—are a perfect fit for their incoming class. With stellar advice on getting into schools that will allow you to thrive, this handbook reveals how to:
Find great colleges that are a good match for your strengths (and will overlook less-relevant weaknesses)
Painlessly beef up your application
Tailor extracurriculars to showcase your uniqueness
Make sure your recommendation letters emphasize the right qualities
Write original essays that reveal traits beyond your transcript
Make an impression on admissions officers and college interviewers
Create an early-admissions strategy to increase your likelihood of acceptance
Help your chances if you’re deferred
Get into brand-name schools through the side door
Communicate about learning disabilities or special circumstances
Get scholarship money based on attributes other than grades
Customize your financial aid strategy

BONUS: Includes an appendix of
130+ selective colleges to consider!

About Joie Jager-Hyman

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JOIE JAGER-HYMAN, EdD, served as assistant director of admissions for Dartmouth College. After completing a doctorate in education policy at Harvard University with a focus on the high school to college transition, 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.

Author Residence: Brooklyn, NY
Published July 23, 2013 by Ten Speed Press. 258 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction
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on May 20 2013

Though there is plenty of information on the Internet about the college-application process, this insider perspective is a welcome addition to the toolkit.

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