OVERRIDE

The Guide to Getting In

Winning the College Admissions Game Without Losing Your Mind

A Guide from Harvard Student Agencies

St. Martin's Griffin

Getting into a college can be the most stressful ordeal a student can face, with endless planning, test-taking, competition, the torturous wait for an answer. . . .

Now six undergraduates at Harvard reveal the secrets they learned while applying to the country’s top colleges. With wit and common sense, they share tips you won’t get from college counselors--because these students have actually faced the process themselves . . . and beaten it!

Learn how to:
- Clean up your image in high school and capitalize on your strengths
- Choose the right college using factors that really matter
- Make your personal essay stand outæwith examples of essays that worked and why.
- Finance your education, no matter what your means

Also including:
- Surprising, fun facts, and a useful glossary of common admissions terms
- Quotes from current students on their experiences and regrets
Getting into a college can be the most stressful ordeal a student can face, with endless planning, test-taking, competition, the torturous wait for an answer. . . .

Now six undergraduates at Harvard reveal the secrets they learned while applying to the country’s top colleges. With wit and common sense, they share tips you won’t get from college counselors--because these students have actually faced the process themselves . . . and beaten it!

Learn how to:
- Clean up your image in high school and capitalize on your strengths
- Choose the right college using factors that really matter
- Make your personal essay stand outæwith examples of essays that worked and why.
- Finance your education, no matter what your means

Also including:
- Surprising, fun facts, and a useful glossary of common admissions terms
- Quotes from current students on their experiences and regrets

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Praise for The Guide to Getting In

"With its lighthearted and engaging tone, The Guide to Getting In tries to make its readers comfortable while offering helpful and sound advice.... A great companion to students who are starting the application process from square one." --Dan Drummond, former Harvard Senior Admissions Officer and Director of College Guidance, University School of Milwaukee
"With its lighthearted and engaging tone, The Guide to Getting In tries to make its readers comfortable while offering helpful and sound advice.... A great companion to students who are starting the application process from square one." --Dan Drummond, former Harvard Senior Admissions Officer and Director of College Guidance, University School of Milwaukee

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • A Guide from Harvard Student Agencies

  • Harvard Student Agencies, Inc. was founded in 1957 on the ideal of financing a Harvard education through student employment. Today, HSA is the world’s largest student-run corporation and also produces the bestselling travel series Let’s Go. It is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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Winning the College Admissions Game Without Losing Your Mind

A Guide from Harvard Student Agencies

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