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Getting In: Inside The College Admissions Process
With the crisp pacing of a suspense novelist, veteran reporter Bill Paul follows five high-school honor students and the dean of admission at Princeton through each step of the college admissions process. As the narrative unfolds, we watch the students’ successes and blunders as they ponder where to apply, write and rewrite their essays, endure alumni interviews, agonize o ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published March 24th 1997 by Da Capo Press
(first published September 1995)
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My mom shared this book with me many years ago, a couple years after I'd gone through the college admissions process. I just re-read it to get back into the applicaton frame of mind, as my brother-in-law embarks on his senior year of high school. Through my high school years, I always viewed getting in to college as a very important game. I knew what "winning" meant for me, and I had a pretty good idea of what I needed to do to ensure I got the admissions letters I wanted. I strategized from the ...more
This book is a great book explaining the complex college admission process. It gives insigtful suggestions and advice and also includes five real stories of five seniors who were applying to Princeton and other elite universities. It's never too early to start prepare for college and this book certainly unfolds the mystery of college admission process that will be benefitial to everyone! I finished the book in two days!