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Steps To Get Into The Best College

Aired 5/8/12 on KPBS Midday Edition.


Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz, author, adMission Possible


adMission Possible, by Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Above: adMission Possible, by Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

As the high school semester comes to an end in San Diego, lots of students and parents will turn their attention to another schoo -- specifically, college.

Summer break is the time when many high schoolers check out campuses, take advanced placement courses or take summer jobs to beef up their college application resumes. College admissions are more competitive than ever and kids are looking for an edge to make their applications stand out. But, what if the main criteria was not if you were right for a college, but if a college was right for you? A new college admissions guidebook bills itself as the dare to be yourself guide to the best colleges for you.

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