What It Really Takes to Get Into Ivy League and Other Highly Selective Colleges

What It Really Takes to Get Into Ivy League and Other Highly Selective Colleges

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The ultimate insider's guide to getting into the nation's most competitive colleges Written by a former senior admissions officer at Harvard University, this book provides keen insights into what it takes to get into America's top schools. With the help of case studies of successful Harvard applicants, Charles Hughes II defines the goals and mission of highly selective schools. He explains the relative weight given to: Academics Extra-curricular activities Personal qualities Intangibles in the admission process Hughes breaks down the components of the application, explaining the significance of each and how they are evaluated. And, drawing upon his extensive experience, he clues readers in on effective ways for applicants to improve their candidacy, including: How to prepare early in high school How to write a better application How to find the school best suited to their interests, personality, and goals With this essential guide, students will be able to present their talents in the best light possible, and create a winning college application.At Harvard we found the IB diploma program a fairly accurate predictor of results during a studenta#39;s first year of university study. ... had a cumulative prediction of 40 or higher on the results of six courses, with the points added for the extended essay. ... recognized as rigorous nor designed as programs that could be taken in lieu of college coursework. For example, we did not consider Psychology, Studio Art, and Geography as significant as other AP courses, especially since no credit anbsp;...


Title:What It Really Takes to Get Into Ivy League and Other Highly Selective Colleges
Author: Chuck Hughes
Publisher:McGraw Hill Professional - 2003-03-19
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