adMISSION POSSIBLE: The “Dare to Be Yourself” Guide for Getting into the Best Colleges for You

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  • great guide for parents of high school sophomores looking for wise advice on structuring the junior and senior years
  • authored with a trustworthy, expert tone that elucidates every primary topic under the college admissions umbrella
  • lends clarity and calm to each facet of the admissions process in ways a student’s school might not

In adMISSION POSSIBLE, elf-professed “student advocate” and author Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz arms worried parents and educators with a college guide that functions as a corrective to misinformed schools and high school guidance counselors. The college admissions rodeo can leave students frustrated and their parents downtrodden and distracted in a haze of revolving exams, requirements and due dates. but Shaevitz’s title tames the craziness of the college-bound path with warm, wise direction and understanding.

adMISSION POSSIBLE covers all the classic bases you’d expect in a college guide: what colleges look for, which tests to take and when, securing letters of recommendation. But in how Shaevitz lends her firsthand mastery of the admissions process to each portion of the book, the title definitely earns a recommendation for purchase.

One arena in which Shaevitz does lend some novelty is “The End of the Admissions Road,” which helps students and parents make that sometimes agonizing decision between two or more dream schools. And fortunately, adMISSION POSSIBLE is packed with detail after winning detail to help make the dream school dilemma a reality for the reader. Parents of high school sophomores and rising juniors in particular should look to this title to anchor their children’s college bids in sound footing.