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The Ultimate College Acceptance System

Everything You Need to Know to Get into the Right College for You

Danny Ruderman

St. Martin's Griffin

Danny Ruderman has helped countless students successfully apply, and get accepted, to the colleges of their choice.  Now, with his step-by-step, comprehensive system he can help you too. Like having a college guidance counselor by your side every step of the way, The Ultimate College Acceptance System helps you to create a winning application. The book includes information on:
 
Finding The Best School for You: Including The Ivies, Overlooked Schools, Schools for Performing Arts, Learning Disability Programs, and Schools for Students without an A or B average.
 
Learning How to Increase Your Chances of Getting Accepted: Including How to Get Organized, How to Interview, How to Beat Standardized Tests, How to Know if You Should Apply Early, and How to Appeal a Decision.
 
Completing the Application: Including How to Fill Out the Common Application, How to Write the "Big" Essay, How to Compose "Smaller Paragraph" Essays, How to Create a Personal Resume, How to Get Strong Letters of Recommendation, and How to Complete Financial Aid Forms.
 
Includes a bonus Resource CD with downloadable forms, useful website links, and audio of author speaking about the latest recommendations for parents and students!

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Ultimate College Acceptance System
PART ONEFIND THE BEST SCHOOL FOR YOUINTRODUCTIONSO JUST WHO AM I AND WHY SHOULD YOU LISTEN TO ME?Name: Danny RudermanAge: 32High school: Fontana High School, Fontana, CA (aka "Funtucky")College: Stanford U.Height: 6'2"Weight: 180Number of jobs since graduating from college: 27Current job: College admissions guruTime spent at current job: 8 yearsCars like it: 0Realizing you don't really care to know this stuff about me: PricelessSummary: Okay, although it is true about the twenty-seven jobs (ranger in Yosemite, bank teller, waiter, chauffeur, and more), I have
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Praise for The Ultimate College Acceptance System

"Students will come away from reading this book more empowered and with a better understanding of the active role they themselves can take in gaining admission to college." -Molly Branch, college counselor
"...like an expert coach, offering unique insights and guiding students as they research, select, and apply to college." -Kevin Newman, college counselor
"The best thing I found about the book was that it helped my son feel less overwhelmed and he actually got excited about applying to college." - Anonymous parent

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Danny Ruderman

  • Danny Ruderman, a mermber of the Western Association of College Admissions Counselors, has been a private college admissions counselor in Los Angeles for nin years.
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The Ultimate College Acceptance System

Everything You Need to Know to Get into the Right College for You

Danny Ruderman

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St. Martin's Griffin

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