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College Countdown

College Countdown, A Planning Guide for High School Students, 5th Edition,
by Helen H. Heron.

College Countdown is America's best planning guide for students and their parents! This user-friendly easy-to-follow book has assisted thousands of frustrated students and parents through the maze of paperwork and scheduling challenges involved in preparing for college. Here is critical information on courses to take, possible activities, and how to organize for college admissions. As students and parents approach the admissions process, there are many hurdles, including conflicting and overlapping deadlines for applications, testing, and financial aid packages.

This new edition provides important assistance with Internet Applications, plus vital questions to ask about disability concerns.

College Countdown, A Planning Guide for High School Students, 4th Edition, by Helen H. Heron

 

 

Editorial Reviews

Oliver Klapper, Director Career Development Center, Kingsborough Community College of the City University of New York
...Ms. Heron's treatise on the "College Countdown" should go far to lower the temperature...


Pomona College Alumni Magazine
A month-by-month survival manual for families tackling the chore of college application, presenting the application and scholarship process...


Book Description
COLLEGE COUNTDOWN is America's best planning guide for students and their parents who are not completely sure about how to apply to college, win scholarships and maximize financial aid. It also tells how to earn excellent grades and achieve high college entrance test scores. Some students are the first in their families to go to college; others may be recent immigrants. The complicated admission process and the different deadlines for admissions, testing and scholarships confuse many students. Superior students can be overscheduled with classes and activities. For all these students, COLLEGE COUNTDOWN provides a simple and reliable way to overcome these obstacles and achieve their goals.

Graduating eighth graders, freshmen, sophomores and juniors should use COLLEGE COUNTDOWN to prepare thoroughly for the senior year application procedures. The book features an expanded section on study skills to help students academically. Here is critical information on courses to take, possible activities, and how to organize for college admission. Seniors are guided by month by month calendars, using tips for the major activity that needs to be completed each month.

This book is the key that unlocks the door to a college education!


College Countdown is divided into four general parts: Entering High School, Applying to College,- Mastering Study Skills, and Month by Month Your Senior Year. College Countdown helps all students to gather information and widen their choices. The worksheets assist students to develop the criteria, or standards, for making an informed decision. Students use their own criteria to narrow the list down to the very best college choices for them. Finally, the calendars give the deadlines required each month during the senior year.

WHO SHOULD USE COLLEGE COUNTDOWN?

Graduating eighth graders, freshmen, sophomores and juniors should use College Countdown to prepare thoroughly for the senior year application procedures. The information below summarizes some of the vital information in College Countdown.

Remember, education is your key to unlocking a happy, prosperous and interesting future. Whether you attend a technical institute, earn of associate of arts degree in a skilled area, or complete four or more years of college, you will have made the most important investment you can make in yourself and your future earnings potential.

The book features cartoons drawn by Will Coleman. Coleman has illustrated three editions of College Countdown as well as the Confessions of a Tax Accountant by Noelle Allen, C.P.A. His experiences as a Film Major at UC Santa Barbara enliven some of his drawings. Coleman recently was involved with developing, writing, editing, and even doing voice-overs for more than two hundred award-winning educational games on the internet.