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The Early Admissions Game

Joining the Elite, With a New Chapter

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$34.50 • £27.95 • €31.00

ISBN 9780674016200

Publication Date: 12/30/2004

Academic Trade

400 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

35 line illustrations, 29 tables


  • Introduction: Joining the Game
  • 1. The History of Early Admissions
  • 2. The State of the Game
  • 3. Martian Blackjack: What Do Applicants Understand about Early Admissions?
  • 4. The Innocents Abroad: The Admissions Voyage
  • 5. The Truth about Early Applications
  • 6. The Game Revealed: Strategies of Colleges, Counselors, and Applicants
  • 7. Advice to Applicants
  • Conclusion: The Essence of the Game and Some Possible Reforms
  • Early Admissions 2004
  • Appendix A. Median SAT-1 Scores and Early Application Programs at Various Colleges
  • Appendix B. Data Sources
  • Appendix C. Interview Formats
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Tables and Figures
  • Index

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