How to Survive Getting Your Kid Into College: By Hundreds of Happy Parents Who Did

How to Survive Getting Your Kid Into College: By Hundreds of Happy Parents Who Did

by Rachel Korn

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Getting into college has become an obsession — and not just with anxious students. Parents, too, are intensely involved in all aspects of the search and application process. “Expert” advice is easy to find, but nothing beats the hard-won wisdom of those in the front lines — the parents of recent high school graduates who ran the application gauntlet and lived to tell about it. In this handy, upbeat guide, hundreds of parents discuss their thoughts, strategies, struggles — even their failures — in navigating this tricky process. Filled with tips, tricks, humor, and horror stories, it's a book to help parents help their kids — and themselves — succeed. Compiled by admissions consultant Rachel Korn, the book includes do’s and don’ts, common sense psychology, valuable perspectives, and much more. How to Survive Getting Your Kid Into College tosses a lifeline to every stressed-out parent of a prospective collegian.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933512365
Publisher: Hundreds of Heads Books
Publication date: 03/01/2009
Series: Hundreds of Heads Survival Guides
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 993 KB

Table of Contents

Introduction     vii
Sizing Things Up: When to Start & What to Do     1
Money! College Costs & Your (Shrinking) Wallet     33
Parent to Parent: Competition & Controversy     57
Tests: Not Just a Number     71
The Grand Tours: Visiting Colleges     85
Focus: Narrowing the Choices     101
Getting Help: School Resources & Private Counselors     119
Endurance: The Application Process     131
Overboard! Knowing How Far Is Too Far     155
Applications Finished! Now for the Wait     165
Getting the News: Fat Envelopes, Thin Envelopes     173
The Hardest Part: Letting Them Go     201
Useful Web Sites     224

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