The Gatekeepers : Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College
The Gatekeepers Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College Author:Jacques Steinberg In the fall of 1999, New York Times education reporter Jacques Steinberg was given an unprecedented opportunity to observe the admissions process at prestigious Wesleyan University. Over the course of nearly a year, Steinberg accompanied admissions officer Ralph Figueroa on a tour to assess and recruit the most promising students in the c... more »ountry. The Gatekeepers follows a diverse group of prospective students as they compete for places in the nation's most elite colleges. The first book to reveal the college admission process in such behind-the-scenes detail, The Gatekeepers will be required reading for every parent of a high school-age child and for every student facing the arduous and anxious task of applying to college.« less
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This non-fiction book reads like fiction. You're curious to follow these high school seniors as they apply to their choice schools. I recommend this to anyone interested in how the college admissions process works!
very interesting insiders view to the process of gaining admission to a prestigious university in today' day of many qualified applicants competing for not enough seats. Highly recommend if you have a teen applying to college soon.
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Goes inside the college admission process at Wesleyan, documenting the work of an admissions officer, as well as the lives of some of the high school prospects. Good reading for parents of students who will be applying to selective schools in the next few years.