From the Back Cover
For generations, the admissions process of the Ivy League schools has been cloaked in mystery and myth. Now Michele A. Hernandez, a former admissions officer at Dartmouth College, finally breaks the ancient code of silence to reveal how the world's most highly selective schools really make their decisions. With absolute candor, she tells you all the hard truths, how officials factor in every extenuating circumstance, and, most important, how to make this complex, high-stakes system work for you. Thorough, direct, and written for results, A IS FOR ADMISSION answers the questions asked by countless students:
-- What do admissions officers look for and what turns them off?
-- How are test scores and grades truly evaluated?
-- Does applying for early decision hurt or help you get into the college of your choice?
-- How can you improve the odds of acceptance? ...and much more.