Getting Ready for College

By Polly Berent; Robert Franek (Foreword by)
(Random House Trade, Paperback, 9780812968965, 224pp.)

Publication Date: May 20, 2003

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Getting Ready for College is the ultimate easy-to-use guide to success for college-bound seniors, first-years, and their parents. Polly Berent answers the questions you didn’t know you would need to ask:

• What’s the deal on financial aid and cash management?
• Should I bring a flashlight to school? Do I really need a microwave and a vacuum
cleaner?
• Should I call Mom every time I’m homesick? Will my boyfriend/girlfriend wait for me?
• Will having a credit card help me? Do I need quarters for the laundry?
• When should I lock my room? Where can I fill my prescriptions in my new town?
• Should I take intro classes or harder classes? Should I join a frat/sorority?
• How could I possibly have time to figure all this out and keep in touch with my old
friends?

This essential manual includes day planners, notes on how to take notes, tips on how to make a “real life” file, and advice from scores of college students in the trenches as well as campus health-care professionals, college counselors, administrators, and financial-aid advisers. This is everything you need to know about getting ready for college, from students and parents just like you.




About the Author
Berent has a degree in comparative literature from Indiana University. She has been a high school English teacher, a flight attendant, an overseas volunteer for the Thomas A. Dooley Foundation in Laos and Cambodia, and a human resources manager for a Fortune 500 company. She has conducted college and career workships throughout the Midwest.

Franek is Director of Guidebook Publications.
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