Getting into college is a national obsession among high school students and their parents, and it’s only getting worse. Each year, there are more applications and tougher admissions standards at competitive schools. In a tight job market, the stakes are higher than ever. Businesses, books, and programs exist to help students win acceptance to top schools, but why not go to the real source recent high school graduates who survived the college admissions process. In How to Survive Getting Into College, hundreds of students share their hard-won wisdom, thoughts, strategies, struggles, and even failures. Filled with tips, tricks, humor, and horror stories, as well as practical advice on applications, interviews, and financial aid, the book is a lifeline for high school juniors and seniors.