Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - The College Bound Organizer

Friday, May 18, 2018

Book Review - The College Bound Organizer

The College Bound Organizer: The Ultimate Guide to Successful College Applications



About the Book
College Bound Organizer is your step-by-step comprehensive guide to organize every step of the college application process from college search through college admission.

College admissions is tougher than ever: Between now and 2020, about 90 million high schoolers in the U.S. will try to get into college. And, nearly three million students are expected to enroll as first-time freshmen in degree-granting institutions in the United States this school year. Each of these students will apply to many schools ― five, 10, perhaps as many as 20 ― and each of those applications has a daunting number of T’s to cross and I’s to dot. With standardized test taking and school visits, the college application essay to write and forms to fill out, there is so much to do. Applying to college is intimidating and overwhelming for both teenagers and parents.
“Planning ahead and “getting there first” can do more than help students get into a good college ― it can provide them with life skills, a solid education, and lifelong friends.” – Business Insider
If you intend to be college bound: The challenge is to be well informed, prepared, focused and organized throughout the multi-step college search and admission process. Your solution is The College Bound Organizer,the ultimate guide to help students effectively navigate this very complicated and stressful process.
"Using The College Bound Organizer is one way to help you stay focused on what is really important."--Edward B. Fiske, bestselling author of Fiske Guide to Colleges
The College Bound Organizer helps students:
  • Understand what admission officers are looking for in an applicant
  • Prevent common mistakes students make on their applications
  • Build a personal profile
  • Plan an individualized testing schedule
  • Research colleges to identify schools that are a good fit
  • Develop a balanced list of schools
  • Secure letters of recommendation
  • Complete and submit applications accurately and on time
  • Develop the college application essay
  • Apply for financial aid and scholarships
  • Ace interviews
  • Sort through and manage application results
  • Make a final decision



My Take on the Book
As a college admissions professional I am always looking for new resources that I can recommend to people that are either supporting someone looking at attending college or someone that wishes to attend college themselves. This book is a great resource as it is very practical in nature and walks you through the steps that you must follow to be able to get into the college that you wish to attend. The book has a ton of great worksheets that are easy to follow and complete and by the end you have answered most of the important questions that you need to answer to make an informed decision. The book also has a ton of great tips that they share to help this process more streamlines and clear for all. The book is written for people that truly need it which makes the book such a valuable resource.


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