Outsmarting College Admissions™
Get your APPS in Great Shape!™
It's Time to Get Started on your College Applications
The current application season is already underway and it's time to buckle down and complete your applications. In this online course, you'll learn how to tackle the entire application process quickly and how to tailor your submissions to get the positive response you want.
Get it Done Now and Get Back to Enjoying your Senior Year!
This online course is designed to be as efficient and effective as possible, giving you maximum results with a minimum input of time and effort. That means you can get back to the rest of your senior year activities quickly, knowing that your post-high school plans are well underway.
In Outsmarting College Admissions, you will:
· Draft a smart college list and expedite the entire college application process
· Figure out how to get inside admissions officers' heads, so you can position yourself most effectively
· Uncover insider sources of strategic info that will give you the edge over the rest of the competition
· Lower the stress of senior year by knowing that you've got it all under control
…you understood which college was right for you…and which to avoid?
…you knew what college admissions officers are really looking for and how to show them what they want to see in your application?
…you could enjoy senior year, knowing your college applications were taken care of?
This program is for you are...
…Unsure where you're going to apply
…Looking to make a big impression
…Pressed for time
…Overwhelmed by the prospect of completing college applications while taking tough courses senior year
…Feeling anxious about the college admissions process
…Undecided about your college major
…Smart and need a way to show that to admissions officers!
I'm Bonnie Kerrigan Snyder, author of The New College Reality and founder of Outsmarting College™. A graduate of Harvard with a doctorate in Higher Education, I have worked as a high school guidance counselor, college admissions officer, college writing professor and college career counselor. I've trained with the Princeton Review and been a highly-rated editor with EssayEdge. I'm also the parent of a college student and recent college graduate of my own, so this topic is near and dear to my heart. I believe that the college admissions process should be an enjoyable process of self-discovery rather than a stressful competition, and that the middle and upper-middle classes deserve access to the same level of "insider info" that the elites have always enjoyed. My goal is to help you get far more from higher education while investing less.
PreviewLECTURE: What's New in College Admissions 2016-2017 (16:42)
StartLECTURE: Building Your College List (12:07)
StartREQUIRED PDF: College List Creator
StartREQUIRED PDF: Admissions Recommended Resources
StartLECTURE: School Visits (6:01)
StartREQUIRED PDF: College Culture Cribsheet
StartLECTURE: Choosing the Right School (10:01)
StartLECTURE: Common vs. Institutional Applications (6:13)
StartLECTURE: The A.D.M.I.T.™ System (24:12)
StartEXTRA CREDIT LECTURE: Selective College AdmissionS (22:48)
StartEXTRA CREDIT LECTURE: New Admissions Standards (Turning the Tide Report) (17:33)
StartEXTRA CREDIT PDF: Testing Crunchtime Cramsheet
StartEXTRA CREDIT PDF: Interviewing
StartEXTRA CREDIT PDF: Career Resources
StartEXTRA CREDIT PDF: Sharpening your College Hook
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WORDS OF PRAISE
"Outsmarting College contains very informative information and I highly recommend it to all students who will be attending college. It provides a foundation for the entire search and selection process."
—Alan T., Indianapolis, IN
College planning is complicated and it's easy to get overwhelmed. But Bonnie puts it all in perspective and makes it manageable for both parents and students. Bonnie has a thorough understanding of the complex landscape of college planning—everything from applying to college, to paying for college, to navigating majors once you get to college. What's more, she focuses on what's important: sticking to personal goals, not paying too much, making college work as a real stepping stone to a successful life."
—Beth B., Seattle, WA
Dr. Snyder's materials are chock full of keen insight and valuable tips, offering a unique perspective and an effective approach. Rather than simply following the crowd, you'll find plenty of thought-provoking alternatives and helpful resources so that you can achieve your goals without losing yourself to the process."
—Mike M., Oakland, CA
The college admissions process shouldn't be a game to win or a code to decipher, but it is. To assume that the process simply rewards those with the highest level of traditional academic aptitude is to be tragically naive. Dr. Snyder has concrete advice that, while not obvious, is simple to understand and apply. It can set you or your student apart from fellow applicants. With an impressive career in academics and college admissions, Dr. Snyder speaks from experience in a style that is more like coffee with a friend than an online program. I learned a lot, I will share her advice with my family and friends, and I have and will continue to recommended her work to students and parents."
—Shawn G., Lancaster, PA
"Outsmarting College with Dr. Bonnie Snyder is an insider's guide to getting accepted to college and paying for it. Bonnie levels the playing field families now have a fighting chance in the College Admission and Financial Aid processes. She even shows you secrets for getting a job after college. It's like having the answer key for College 101. My daughter doesn't need luck applying to college—she has Bonnie!"
—Steve E., Boston, MA