25 Tips from the Dean: How to Choose a College, Get in, and Pay for it


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What's Inside the 25 Tips from The Dean?


College Confidential’s “Dean,” Sally Rubenstone, knows the competitive and often convoluted college admission process inside out: from the first time the "C" word comes up at the dinner table, until the last duffel bag is unloaded on a dorm-room floor.

In this e-book, Sally covers a variety of topics, offering helpful tips on the following: College Search & Selection, Paying for College & Financial Aid, Essays, Tests & Test Scores, Extracurricular Activities & Sports, Non-Traditional Students,  Waitlists, Disciplinary Action, or Early Action & Early Decision.

About the Author


Sally joined College Confidential in 2002. She is best known to many CC members for her popular Ask the Dean column. Although Sally is quick to concede that she has never officially been the dean of anything, she has responded to thousands of questions for more than a decade. Once dubbed “the ‘Dear Abby’ of college admissions,” Sally gives parents and students the straight scoop (which admission officials and college brochures won’t always provide) on topics that range from course selection and test scores to campus tours and toilets, with the aim of making the confusing admissions maze a little saner and less stressful to navigate.