College Planning for Dummies, 3rd Edition

College Planning for Dummies, 3rd Edition

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Today's college applicants are career-oriented and highly motivated to choose the "right" college and get accepted, whatever it takes. This one-stop guide tells them everything they need to do, walking them -- and their parents -- through the entire process.
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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 185.42 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 635.03g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0764551647
  • 9780764551642

Table of contents

Introduction. About This Book. How to Use This Book. Who Are You? Who Should Read This Book? Fourth-graders. Eighth-graders. High school students. Mom and/or Dad. Grandparents. Adults thinking about college. Anyone accepted to college. Who Should Not Read This Book. Anyone with a Ph.D. College admission officers. How This Book Is Organized. Part I: Getting Ready. Part II: Finding the Right Colleges. Part III: Getting In. Part IV: Paying for College. Part V: The Rest of the Story. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Icons Used in This Book. Where to Go from Here. Part I: Getting Ready. Chapter 1: What You Need to Know. Chapter 2: Setting the Stage. Part II: Finding the Right Colleges. Chapter 3: What You're Doing (And Not Doing). Chapter 4: Tenth Grade -- Starting Early. Chapter 5: Eleventh Grade -- Starting Later. Chapter 6: The Campus Visit. Chapter 7: The Interview. Chapter 8: Decision Time. Part III: Getting In. Chapter 9: How Colleges Look at You. Chapter 10: How to Look Your Best. Part IV: Paying for College. Chapter 11: Shake Off the Sticker Shock. Chapter 12: Money You Get Because You Need It. Chapter 13: Money You Get Because You're You. Chapter 14: Getting Financial Aid. Chapter 15: Easing the Pain. Part V: The Rest of the Story. Chapter 16: You're Accepted, Now What? Chapter 17: Evaluating the Money Offers. Chapter 18: What If You're Coming to the U.S.? Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 19: Ten Essays Heading for the Circular File. Chapter 20: Ten Terms Colleges Hope You Never Know. Chapter 21: Ten Abbreviations You Wish You Never Saw. Chapter 22: Ten Big Mistakes in College Planning. Chapter 23: Ten Questions to Ask about a College. Chapter 24: Ten Reasons Why a Two-Year College Is Worth a Look. Glossary: Words You Should Know. Appendix: The Mull List. Questions to Ask Before Picking a College. Index.
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