"Having graduated thousands of students and closely experienced the US university application process with them, I strongly recommend this book to every parent, student, college counselor and school. This is an invaluable gem that everyone should read and every library should get ahold of."
CENK EYÜBO LU, Vice–Chairman of the Board, Eyübo lu Educational Institutions, Istanbul, Turkey
PRAISE FOR THE INTERNATIONAL FAMILY GUIDE TO US UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS
"The student advice and parent advice, case studies and words of wisdom contained in these pages, I know, will greatly assist students and families to shape their university admissions goals and understand what steps they need to take to achieve them. Quite simply, as an executive leader in schools for over 22 years, I′ve seen none better than Jennifer when it comes to university guidance and no text as comprehensive or beneficial as this."
Glen Radojkovich, Founding Head of School, Branksome Hall Asia, South Korea; Head of School/CEO, GEMS, Dubai
"Jennifer Aquino′s book offers a step–by–step, comprehensive guide for international families as they begin the US university admissions process It gives access to students, offering a clear path to an informed application and selection decision–making. I will use this book with my own children."
Dr. Paul Richards, Superintendent, American School of Dubai; former Superintendent, International Schools Group, Saudi Arabia
"Finally, Jennifer offers international families a guide that explains US college admissions and gives clear guidance through each step of the process. She identifies key milestones and provides clever worksheets and a writing handbook that will help the user to create a highly personalized and strong application for the student′s best–fit universities. The case studies and strategic parent advice and student advice make this book a must for any US–bound student!"
Ellen M. Sullivan, former Admissions Officer, Harvard College; Executive Director of International Advancement, Boston College
"I have looked for a comprehensive, intelligent, and ethical guide to help families understand this process and how to approach it, and that I could feel comfortable recommending. This book is all of that. I will use it myself, and will ask each of the families I work with to purchase one for our work together."
Mark Gathercole, Education Advisor and Consultant, Independent University Advising; Certified Educational Professional (CEP)
"Jennifer got to know my boys and empowered them to find the right fit and she does the same for all the users of this book parents and students alike. It is a must–have for any parent and student going through this process."
Brigitte Roulet, parent
"Jennifer Ann Aquino′s book is an insider′s guide, helping international students and their families find the right institution by navigating the complex and often overwhelming admissions process. As an internationally recognized expert in US university admissions, Jennifer shares critical information, insights, tips, tools and case studies that make the application process easier."
Warren Jaferian, Dean, International Education, Endicott College
About the Author xv
Chapter 1 And You Are. . .? 1
Chapter 2 You ve Got to Understand How It Works to Win 19
Chapter 3 Being Your Nerdiest Self . . .and Taking Time to Do It 49
Chapter 4 Your Goldilocks Moment 83
Chapter 5 Less Snap–Chatting and More Real–Chatting 107
Chapter 6 School s [Not] Out For Summer! 139
Chapter 7 You Can t Fake It 161
Chapter 8 The Pressure Is On! 175
Chapter 9 The Busiest Month of Your Life 195
Chapter 10 The Final Month of Writing College Applications. . .Ever? 209
Chapter 11 A Rite of Passage in the Making 223
Chapter 12 Anticipating, Deciding, and Arriving 237
Conclusion: The Beginning of the Rest of Your Life 251
The Writing Handbook 265