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8 First Choices: An Expert's Strategies for Getting into College by Joyce Slayton Mitchell

8 First Choices: An Expert's Strategies for Getting into College

by Joyce Slayton Mitchell

170 pages
Strategies for getting into college by #1 college advisor.

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8 First choices is the #1 college guide endorsed by more top college admissions deans than all other college guides. Written within an educational framework, this college guide offers specific guidance to help students do a self-assessment, research the colleges, communicate through application, interview, and essay in order to select the top eight colleges that are the strongest fit for them. Establishing readers as anthropologists, students will learn to observe 20 campus cultures, assess each one, and research their options in American higher education. Additionally, it offers seven basic assumptions that are contrary to common knowledge about getting into college:
1. Choose eight first choices.
2. You are in charge.
3. Make a friend of your advocates.
4. SATs and ACTs don’t get you in.
5. The college market is not a tight market.
6. Personalize the process.
7. Be authentically and specifically you.

Written by a college counselor with decades of experience in public schools of Connecticut, private schools in New Jersey and the Nightingale-Bamford School in NYC, this guide offers insight into the college admissions process and allows students to choose the schools that are right for them.

8 First Choices is an Amazon 5 star college guide and reviewed by Maria Grazia Bruschi “My son is a Junior, and I am starting to think about how to guide him during the college selection process. I found this book to be a GREAT first guide in the process, and I suggest you get it already during their sophomore year. Packed with common-sense suggestions on how to approach the whole process, what's important and what's not (a few surprises there), the best strategies on narrowing your list of colleges, and PLENTY of advise on how best to communicate with school officials. This is not the only book you will want to read, but is a great starting point and I am sure both my son and I will open it many times throughout his junior and senior years.”


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About the Author
Joyce Slayton Mitchell served as director of college advising at Newark Academy and Nightingale-Bamford School in NYC, on editorial advisory board College Board’s Review, and school committee of U. S. News & World Report’s college issues. She is author of many college guides, newspaper college advice columns and blog in USA and China.



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