How do high school seniors without the benefit of attentive high school or independent counselors complete an application that helps them to stand out from the crowd? They grab a copy of “How to Prepare a Standout College Application: Expert Advice that Takes You from LMO* (*Like Many Others) to Admit” by Alison Cooper Chisolm and Anna Ivey. Even students who have supportive counselors can benefit from this comprehensive and useful guide to making the most of their college applications.
This book, when read from start to finish, walks students through each step of crafting a unique college application, from the big concepts to the small details. It is organized in such a way as to literally take students from pre-application preparation to follow-up suggestions for after an application is submitted. With helpful tips for those parents who also want to be part of the action, the book offers clarification and reassurance for what is often a confusing process.
Using seven proven strategies that grew out of their work with applicants in their independent practice, the authors created this “do-it-yourself guide” as a resource for any student to use to create a standout application. In an easily digested format they provide explicit instructions, exercises and examples that cover every aspect of the college application along with useful insider information on the mysteries of the admission process. With an application timeline to kick-start the process, the authors have thought of every detail that helps to make a stellar application. They also provide insights for homeschoolers, international students, artists and athletes.
Among the myriad of books about the college process, “How to Prepare a Standout College Application” stands out as a thorough manual for producing a successful college application. With this book to guide students, we can foresee admissions officers’ decisions becoming even more difficult as they have to decide between many more standout college applications.