New York : Abbeville Press Publishers, c2011.
1 online resource (303 p.) : ill.
Be alike. Academic achievement ; Standardized tests ; In-school leadership activities
Spike. Creating your spike ; Layering your passion
Pulling it all together : being alike and spiking on the college application. Researching and creating a working college list ; How to visit colleges ; Preparing the activity chart and completing the written application ; Essays ; Letters of recommendation ; The college interview ; Supplemental application materials ; Financial aid
College and beyond
Appendixes. The college preparation timeline ; Deferral and waitlist strategies ; College savings plans.
Provides an accessible, student-centric approach. Clear examples demonstrate how to incorporate individual talents and energies into an effective strategy. Shows you how to shine.