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Who gets in and why : a year inside college admissions

by Selingo, Jeffrey J. (Author)

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A higher-education journalist draws on insider access to explain the nuts and bolts of college admissions today, outlining the unexpected agendas that reflect which and why prospective students receive admission into better schools. Full description

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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Steering the college's agenda
  • Fall: Recruitment season. Selling a college: the endless pursuit of students ; Defining prestige: the buyers and sellers
  • Winter: Reading season. Understanding merit: look at all the Bs ; Playing the odds: early decision ; Finding an edge: athletes and legacies ; Comparing grades: high school matters ; Finding diamonds: regular decision
  • Spring: Decision season. Shaping a class: the final, close calls ; Paying for college: the best class money can buy ; Making the final decision: May 1
  • Conclusion: Charting the future
  • Appendix: What matters most.
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