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Discover the 309 secrets to improve your teenager's chances of success in college and in their career aspirations. Coordinating summers and school years, specific opportunities to help your kids stand out, and finding ways to combine fun and education-creating real motivation-will help your students start on their way to adult life. Organized in simple paragraphs with a numbered "secret" heading, this guide provides lots of ideas to mull over as your students work their way through high school and into college. 300 pages, indexed, softcover.
From the author of What Colleges Dont Tell You, a plan to help parents of middle and early high school students prepare their kids for the best colleges
In order to succeed in the fiercely competitive college admissions game, you need a game planand you have to start young. In this empowering guide, Elizabeth Wissner- Gross, a nationally sought-after college "packager," helps parents of seventh to tenth graders create a long-term plan that, come senior year, will allow their kids to virtually write their own ticket into their choice of schools.
Parents should start by helping their kids identify their academic passions, then design a four-year strategy based on those interests. The book details hundreds of opportunities available to make kids stand out that most high school guidance counselors and teachers simply dont know about or dont think to share. This indispensable guide should be required reading for any parent whose child dreams of attending one of the countrys top colleges.
Elizabeth Wissner-Gross, trained as a journalist, has for ten years succeeded in helping students, including her own children, gain admission offers to Harvard, Princeton, Yale, MIT, and other competitive colleges.
"Right on target… Shows parents how to help their kids build the groundwork for that Ivy League admission."Tom Fischgrund, author of SAT Perfect Score
"Takes privileged knowledge and turns it into practical advice. An indispensable guide!"Janet Soller, director of Governance Affairs and Administration, Publications and Communications, American Psychological Association
"Helps level the playing field."Richard Rusczyk, founder, the Art of Problem Solving
"Chock-full of suggestions and unique educational avenues to help students prepare for the competitive college admissions process."Kavin D. Buck, director of Enrollment Management and Outreach, School of the Arts and Architecture, UCLA