How to Prepare a Standout College Application: Expert Advice that Takes You from LMO* (*Like Many Others) to Admit, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118702069
  • ISBN-13: 9781118702062
  • DDC: 378.1
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 352 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Among college applications reviewers, one acronym is synonymous with doom: LMO. It stands for like many others and its the equivalent of a thanks, but no thanks. Thats where Anna Ivey and Alison Chisolms expertise comes into play. Written as a practical and authoritative how-to guide with advice that readers can implement immediately, the book gets rid of the mystery of the application process and shows applicants how to leverage their credentials, to stand out in the over-crowded applicants pool and make a genuine, memorable impression. This is the book that will help the college-bound get off the LMO list--and onto the acceptance list.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Getting Started.
2: Big Decisions.
3: Your Plan.
4: Your Story.
5: Your Résumé.
6: Completing the Application.
7: The Application as a Whole.
8: Factual Questions about You and Your Family.
9: Education and Academic Questions.
10: Activities Lists.
11: Really Short Answer Questions.
12: Short Answer Questions.
13: Essay Questions.
14: “Why College X?” Questions.
15: Disciplinary and Criminal Background Questions.
16: Miscellaneous Other Questions.
17: Additional Information Questions.
18: Supplementary Materials.
19: Test Score Reports.
20: School Reports.
21: Recommendations.
22: Interviews.
23: The Application as a Whole Redux.
24: Crossing the Finish Line.
25: The Logistics of Submitting and Following Up.
26: Application Updates (Including Deferrals, Wait Lists, and Correcting Mistakes).
Closing: You're Done, Now What?.
About the Authors.