How to Make Colleges Want You: Insider Secrets to Tipping the Admissions Odds in Your Favor

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There is more to getting into college than getting good grades and high test scores. With college applications at record highs, colleges are overwhelmed with the task of choosing the right students. Understanding how the admission process works can help students stand out among their peers even if they have lackluster academic performance. Being a better candidate is more about being a different candidate.

Today, colleges compete for students more than students compete for colleges. How To Make Colleges Want You will teach you how to be different and get noticed. Much of what you need you already have, the rest can be attained by following a few simple rules about the college admissions process.

How To Make Colleges Want You is not a guide to writing an essay or competing your applications- there are plenty of books on those subjects. It’s a funny and engaging outline of ideas and strategies that you can use to put your best foot forward.

Praise for How To Make Colleges Want You:

 “A very insightful and refreshing perspective on the college admissions process!”
– Marybeth Kravets, College Counselor, Deerfield High School



“If every high school junior and senior read Mike’s book, the whole admissions process—from start to finish—would be improved for everyone involved.”
– Jon Boeckenstedt, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management, DePaul University

“With wit and easy-to-follow direction, Mike Moyer tells college-bound students how to win in the college admissions process. It is more than grades and scores. This book explains the special characteristics all colleges want to see in an applicant, and how to develop them in yourself. It is never too early to read this book!”– Lorri Otis, Parent

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