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Thank you for visiting our website! The site features a lot of useful information for students planning to apply to college and their families. 


You will find


  **our informative blog posts

  **a sample chapter in its entirely along with a table of contents

  **helpful worksheets

  **online and print resources on all sorts of college-related topics

  **updates to the third edition of Admission Matters

  **and more!


The third edition of Admission Matters is a comprehensive, up-to-date, insightful, and thoroughly readable book on the current scene in college admissions. Written by three education professionals who have devoted their careers to working with high school and college students in the roles of counselor, admissions officer, teacher, and administrator, it provides first-rate advice on all the nuts and bolts of college admissions, from developing a balanced college list, taking standardized tests, writing effective essays, to applying for financial aid. It includes new or expanded sections on athletics, the arts, learning disabilities, homeschooling, and transferring, as well as a new chapter for international students. The book can easily stand alone as the best current how-to manual available.


But Admission Matters is much more than a manual. It skillfully guides readers to stay calm and balanced during the admission process and helps them put it in perspective. Teenagers and their parents can easily get caught up in the anxiety of making important decisions without reliable information and a clear understanding of the pieces fit together. The authors are themselves parents who have undertaken this journey with their own children. With style and humor, their book says to the reader, in everyday, accessible language, “You can find a path through this forest. There is an answer to every question. The stakes seem high, but if you are deliberate and thoughtful, you will be just fine.” 


The book provides links to numerous websites and tools and an excellent resources section for further reading. 


Several dozen professionals on both sides of college admissions -- high school counselors, educational consultants, and admissions deans -- have endorsed Admission Matters as the one book families need to read to guide them through the process. Teachers of graduate courses in college counseling at several leading universities even make it required reading in their classes.  


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