College Apps, 1st Edition

  • Trish Portnoy
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  • ISBN-10: 1305487222
  • ISBN-13: 9781305487222
  • DDC: 378.1616
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 256 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released October 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Today's students and their families are in new territory when it comes to making college and career decisions. With the high cost of college and the wide variety of educational options available, families are, more than ever, in need of careful, clear guidance and advice. A roadmap for students and parents, COLLEGE APPS: SELECTING, APPLYING TO, AND PAYING FOR THE RIGHT COLLEGE FOR YOU will lead you through the sometimes tricky transition from high school to college. Author Trish Portnoy's approach, developed over years of teaching teens, is inspirational. Fast-paced, step-by-step, and task-oriented, COLLEGE APPS encourages a cooperative approach, creating a space for students and parents to develop and implement a shared strategy and, ultimately, achieve success.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
Table of Contents.
1: A Plan of Action.
2: A Journey Begins.
3: How Does College Work?.
4: GPS Your Trip.
5: Let's Get Ready.
6: Your Guidance Counselor and Department.
7: Majors and Reputations.
8: Components of the College Application.
9: The Big Three: Academic Index.
10: And Three More.
11: Schools and Applications.
12: Do You Have What It Takes?.
13: Online Applications.
14: Costs and Cash.
15: Tuition and More.
16: Financial Aid.
17: Theirs and Yours.
18: Their Decisions.
19: Your Decision.
20: Success on Campus.
21: Topics to Anticipate.
22: Topics to Contemplate.
23: How It Plays Out.
24: This Is Awesome!.
25: I Hate It Here.
Glossary of Key Terms.
More Feedback and Tips.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Trish Portnoy

Trish Portnoy, CPA, MS Ed has a professional diploma in educational leadership and administration and more than 15 years of experience teaching career education and college preparation coursework to secondary students on Long Island. She has also taught as an adjunct instructor at both local and State University of New York colleges, and she is known for her ability to inspire students and foster a love of learning while engaging them in college-ready and career-ready curricula. Enrollment in Trish's college preparation class has quadrupled over the past six years, leading other school districts to attempt identical programs based on the course she developed. She has a bachelor's degree in accounting (Lehigh University) and a master's degree in education (Dowling College) while holding a valid Certified Public Accounting license in New York State.