Book Giveaway – Admission

I’m really excited to announce my next giveaway is for Admission by Jean Hanff Korelitz [review]! Hachette Book Group has very generously offered me three copies of this great book to give away!

Jean Hanff Korelitz is going to be doing a Blog Talk Radio show with Grand Central Publishing on Wednesday, 4/15/09 at 2:00 PM ET. I’ll be tuning in, along with many of my fellow bloggers, so mark your calendars and please participate if you can! If you can’t, but you have a question for the author, e-mail me and I will ask your question and post the answer on my blog.

So, how do you enter to win a copy of Admission? Here are the ways to enter, each method will count as one entry:

1. Leave me a comment on this post telling me a memory of the college admissions process – it could be where you, or a child, or a sibling applied. If you didn’t go to college, where would you go if you had the chance now? You MUST make a reference to this in your comment in order for it to count as an entry!

2. Blog about this contest and link back here.

3. Tweet about this contest (using Twitter) and let me know in the comments, leaving me your username. (I’m skrishna, in case you don’t follow me.)

4. Stumble one of my reviews and make sure you comment here telling me which post you Stumbled. Check out this post for more info on StumbleUpon.

Now, the rules. This is a publisher sponsored giveaway, so US and Canada only please, and no P.O. Boxes. You have until Sunday, April 19 to enter this contest. I’ll announce the winner on Monday, April 20. Good luck!

Comments

  1. I applied for 3 really different schools not thinking I would get into any…I got into all 3! Then I had a really tough choice to make. I know I chose the right one though, I made a ton of great friends and finally felt like I had come home.

  2. I applied for 3 really different schools not thinking I would get into any…I got into all 3! Then I had a really tough choice to make. I know I chose the right one though, I made a ton of great friends and finally felt like I had come home.

  3. I follow on twitter.

    remoseley1(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. I follow on twitter.

    remoseley1(at)gmail(dot)com

  5. On the day I tool SAT, my Dad took me out for breakfast & said I could order anything. He was SOOO embarrassed when I ordered strawberry shortcake!!!

    That’s what I remember the most. I went to the same college that my Mom and both of my older sisters went to. It was the only one I even applied to!!!

    mj.coward{at}gmail.com

  6. On the day I tool SAT, my Dad took me out for breakfast & said I could order anything. He was SOOO embarrassed when I ordered strawberry shortcake!!!

    That’s what I remember the most. I went to the same college that my Mom and both of my older sisters went to. It was the only one I even applied to!!!

    mj.coward{at}gmail.com

  7. My biggest memory when applying to colleges is that I couldn’t make up my mind!! 🙂 Great one! But I do remember the truckloads of mail I’d get– what a waste! I’d sign up for any mailing list because I couldn’t make up my mind. Then the cluttered made me even more confused! Thanks for the giveaway! –Michelle, blogattoday (~!at} gmaildotcom

  8. My biggest memory when applying to colleges is that I couldn’t make up my mind!! 🙂 Great one! But I do remember the truckloads of mail I’d get– what a waste! I’d sign up for any mailing list because I couldn’t make up my mind. Then the cluttered made me even more confused! Thanks for the giveaway! –Michelle, blogattoday (~!at} gmaildotcom

  9. I follow on Twitter and I tweeted about this giveaway!! 🙂 I’m @sweepstakesgirl. –Michelle, blogattoday (~!at} gmaildotcom

  10. I follow on Twitter and I tweeted about this giveaway!! 🙂 I’m @sweepstakesgirl. –Michelle, blogattoday (~!at} gmaildotcom

  11. My son’s college admission process was grueling, but worth it b/c he got into his top pi
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

  12. My son’s college admission process was grueling, but worth it b/c he got into his top pi
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

  13. I just remember writing the essay and the long applications. I got into my choice school too – I’m a Texas Longhorn grad – go UT!

    msboatgal at aol.com

  14. I just remember writing the essay and the long applications. I got into my choice school too – I’m a Texas Longhorn grad – go UT!

    msboatgal at aol.com

  15. Well…ok. I didn’t start college until I was 35, and I thought I’d try out a community college so I could find out if I could still actually learn things. Two years later, I was ready for a university but I didn’t hear from the one I wanted to attend. So, I got in the car and drove to their admissions office.

    I was told I couldn’t be seen by an admissions officer and my response was that I’d wait until I could be seen. I sat down and waited for about an hour.

    A cranky looking woman came down the stairs and tossed an envelope on the seat next to me and told me I’d been accepted and to have the paperwork back in 24 hours.

    She seemed irritated that she had to admit me. I enjoyed being very successful in the university and waving to her whenever our paths crossed. 😀

  16. Well…ok. I didn’t start college until I was 35, and I thought I’d try out a community college so I could find out if I could still actually learn things. Two years later, I was ready for a university but I didn’t hear from the one I wanted to attend. So, I got in the car and drove to their admissions office.

    I was told I couldn’t be seen by an admissions officer and my response was that I’d wait until I could be seen. I sat down and waited for about an hour.

    A cranky looking woman came down the stairs and tossed an envelope on the seat next to me and told me I’d been accepted and to have the paperwork back in 24 hours.

    She seemed irritated that she had to admit me. I enjoyed being very successful in the university and waving to her whenever our paths crossed. 😀

  17. would be a great book for my step daughter who is college bound

  18. would be a great book for my step daughter who is college bound

  19. I have experienced application for college twice since I did graduate work too. Not a fun process either time. I hate the hoops you jump through just to “make an impression”.

    Would love to read this book and see the other side of admissions too. Thanks

    bsyb100 at gmail dot com

  20. I have experienced application for college twice since I did graduate work too. Not a fun process either time. I hate the hoops you jump through just to “make an impression”.

    Would love to read this book and see the other side of admissions too. Thanks

    bsyb100 at gmail dot com

  21. Just posted on Win A Book.

  22. Just posted on Win A Book.

  23. It wasn’t difficult for me to get accepted, but I had to interview for one of 10 full scholarships. I had been in Ecuador on an exchange year for 7 months already when the phone interview took place and I had hardly spoken English that whole time. So it was pretty tough! But they must have been impressed because I got the scholarship!

    I’d love to read this novel.

  24. It wasn’t difficult for me to get accepted, but I had to interview for one of 10 full scholarships. I had been in Ecuador on an exchange year for 7 months already when the phone interview took place and I had hardly spoken English that whole time. So it was pretty tough! But they must have been impressed because I got the scholarship!

    I’d love to read this novel.

  25. I found the admission process a little bewildering. I was homeschooled, and so didn’t have a lot of guidence in the whole deal. Also, Canadian students don’t normally write SATs (unless they’re homeschooled) so I was the only one in this big room writing it.

    gypsyrover21(at)yahoo(dot)ca

  26. I found the admission process a little bewildering. I was homeschooled, and so didn’t have a lot of guidence in the whole deal. Also, Canadian students don’t normally write SATs (unless they’re homeschooled) so I was the only one in this big room writing it.

    gypsyrover21(at)yahoo(dot)ca

  27. Oh I hated the whole application thing. I wanted to look into living *away* from my family, even if it was just one state away, but my mother wouldn’t let me. I went to a nice school, but I wound up hating it. I was alone, and had no where to go without having to beg for a ride, whichwas often denied.
    Few years later, the school my husband works for is trying out online classes, so I’m hoping they add more so I can go back to getting a degree!
    Have a good one! lpmccann(at)gmail.com

  28. Oh I hated the whole application thing. I wanted to look into living *away* from my family, even if it was just one state away, but my mother wouldn’t let me. I went to a nice school, but I wound up hating it. I was alone, and had no where to go without having to beg for a ride, whichwas often denied.
    Few years later, the school my husband works for is trying out online classes, so I’m hoping they add more so I can go back to getting a degree!
    Have a good one! lpmccann(at)gmail.com

  29. My college application process was relatively laid back, especially when compared to preparing for grad school. The thing I remember most is that I wrote an essay titled “Everything I Need to Know About Life, I’ll Learn in College,” and it was a lot of fun.

    Also, I got my acceptance letter and scholarship notification in the mail on the day I returned from a 10-day vacation to Hawaii…It was pretty sweet.

  30. My college application process was relatively laid back, especially when compared to preparing for grad school. The thing I remember most is that I wrote an essay titled “Everything I Need to Know About Life, I’ll Learn in College,” and it was a lot of fun.

    Also, I got my acceptance letter and scholarship notification in the mail on the day I returned from a 10-day vacation to Hawaii…It was pretty sweet.

  31. I didn’t go to college until I was much older, I worked for a while first. And then I went to night-school part-time while working so it wasn’t a typical college experience. I’m hoping my kids do it the “right” way and don’t put it off like I did 🙂

    vmlay@artsci.wustl.edu

  32. I didn’t go to college until I was much older, I worked for a while first. And then I went to night-school part-time while working so it wasn’t a typical college experience. I’m hoping my kids do it the “right” way and don’t put it off like I did 🙂

    vmlay@artsci.wustl.edu

  33. I’d like to toss my name in the pile, if could!

    My admissions story: At the end of 2007, I applied to Emerson College’s Masters in Publishing & Creative Writing program. The application required three letters of recommendation, however because of time constraints I was only able to secure two. I thought for sure it would mean the end to my application. Yet, two months later I got an acceptance package in the mail. Not only that but I got a full tuition scholarship! I danced a good jig for two hours, at least. = )

  34. I’d like to toss my name in the pile, if could!

    My admissions story: At the end of 2007, I applied to Emerson College’s Masters in Publishing & Creative Writing program. The application required three letters of recommendation, however because of time constraints I was only able to secure two. I thought for sure it would mean the end to my application. Yet, two months later I got an acceptance package in the mail. Not only that but I got a full tuition scholarship! I danced a good jig for two hours, at least. = )

  35. I remember with great admiration when my younger brother applied for college. His essay was about the challenges him and I faced as kids and he wrote that I was motivation for succeeding in life. He is a vice principal in a high school. Currently working on his Ph.D.

  36. I remember with great admiration when my younger brother applied for college. His essay was about the challenges him and I faced as kids and he wrote that I was motivation for succeeding in life. He is a vice principal in a high school. Currently working on his Ph.D.

  37. I didn’t go, but if I were to go now I’d probably apply to an overseas film school, maybe in London. I have a friend studying at the Met Film School there and she loves it. 🙂

    thefatesarevicious at yahoo dot com

  38. I didn’t go, but if I were to go now I’d probably apply to an overseas film school, maybe in London. I have a friend studying at the Met Film School there and she loves it. 🙂

    thefatesarevicious at yahoo dot com

  39. Haha, for me the college application process was just this past year. I applied to six different schools, was accepted into 3, waitlisted at 2 and rejected from 1. It was difficult and nerve wracking, but I was accepted into some great schools, so I have no bitter feelings.
    Thanks for the giveaway 🙂
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

  40. Haha, for me the college application process was just this past year. I applied to six different schools, was accepted into 3, waitlisted at 2 and rejected from 1. It was difficult and nerve wracking, but I was accepted into some great schools, so I have no bitter feelings.
    Thanks for the giveaway 🙂
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

  41. This looks great! Please enter me!

    All I can remember were reams of forms to fill out. They never seemed to end! And all the application fees! Argh! On the upside, I did have to write my social security number so many times that I finally memorized it and have known it ever since! 🙂

    BookCrossingKitten22[at]gmail[dot]com

  42. This looks great! Please enter me!

    All I can remember were reams of forms to fill out. They never seemed to end! And all the application fees! Argh! On the upside, I did have to write my social security number so many times that I finally memorized it and have known it ever since! 🙂

    BookCrossingKitten22[at]gmail[dot]com

  43. I applied to NYU, and got accepted, but couldn’t afford the tuition. On my application I used an essay telling about how I wanted to study Classical Studies after being inspired by reading all the Greek and Roman Mythology books in my elementary school library. I guess they liked that idea, since if I could have come up with 30 grand more a year I would be at school there right now.

    tiffanyak1986(at)hotmail(dot)com

  44. I applied to NYU, and got accepted, but couldn’t afford the tuition. On my application I used an essay telling about how I wanted to study Classical Studies after being inspired by reading all the Greek and Roman Mythology books in my elementary school library. I guess they liked that idea, since if I could have come up with 30 grand more a year I would be at school there right now.

    tiffanyak1986(at)hotmail(dot)com

  45. Anonymous says:

    Even back 30 years ago, it was important to demonstrate active participation in a wide variety of extracurricular activities, especially ones that got you away from the school and into the community. Also, awards and recognitions also seemed important. The most significant factor, though, was how you tied it all together to indicate how those life experiences and achievements made you a better student, a better human being and distinguished you from all others who were applying. (I guess how I won a writing contest through an interview with Eddy Arnold who had to leave the interview early, yet managed to get a full blown story through utilizing other sources must have impressed them, among other stories!)

  46. Anonymous says:

    Even back 30 years ago, it was important to demonstrate active participation in a wide variety of extracurricular activities, especially ones that got you away from the school and into the community. Also, awards and recognitions also seemed important. The most significant factor, though, was how you tied it all together to indicate how those life experiences and achievements made you a better student, a better human being and distinguished you from all others who were applying. (I guess how I won a writing contest through an interview with Eddy Arnold who had to leave the interview early, yet managed to get a full blown story through utilizing other sources must have impressed them, among other stories!)

  47. I went to community college after high school and got my Associate’s Degree. I then applied to three different state universities, was accepted to all three, and picked the one farthest from home. 🙂

    nnjmom at yahoo dot com

  48. I went to community college after high school and got my Associate’s Degree. I then applied to three different state universities, was accepted to all three, and picked the one farthest from home. 🙂

    nnjmom at yahoo dot com

  49. I worked really hard on my personal statement for college and revised it several times, but while I was doing that I didn’t look at the form carefully and didn’t realize there were other short answer questions and I ended up filling in those questions in the hallway on the day the application had to be postmarked, so my application was half typed and half handwritten and some parts were attached with scotch tape. I got in, but I learned a lesson about procrastination.

  50. I worked really hard on my personal statement for college and revised it several times, but while I was doing that I didn’t look at the form carefully and didn’t realize there were other short answer questions and I ended up filling in those questions in the hallway on the day the application had to be postmarked, so my application was half typed and half handwritten and some parts were attached with scotch tape. I got in, but I learned a lesson about procrastination.

  51. I attend college when I was 21 I had been out of high school for 5 years (early graduate) I went to a career fair at a Mall with a friend and applied to a college I always wanted to attend well I recieved an acceptance letter a few weeks later quit my job went to school full time even lived on campus was the best experience ever it was life changing made some wonderrul friends and found a great career. (change my major from accounting to education) a great move. Thanks for the giveaway

    sharr1226 at yahoo dot com

  52. I attend college when I was 21 I had been out of high school for 5 years (early graduate) I went to a career fair at a Mall with a friend and applied to a college I always wanted to attend well I recieved an acceptance letter a few weeks later quit my job went to school full time even lived on campus was the best experience ever it was life changing made some wonderrul friends and found a great career. (change my major from accounting to education) a great move. Thanks for the giveaway

    sharr1226 at yahoo dot com

  53. I went to 2 universities for my BA. They were a peice of cake to get into. I had a tougher time with getting accepted for my masters. The essay could’t be my normal B.S. It had to be first rate and many drafts. However, I did get accepted. Whew. I miss school!

    I blogged about it here:

    http://teddyrose.blogspot.com/2009/04/giveaways-galore_10.html

  54. I went to 2 universities for my BA. They were a peice of cake to get into. I had a tougher time with getting accepted for my masters. The essay could’t be my normal B.S. It had to be first rate and many drafts. However, I did get accepted. Whew. I miss school!

    I blogged about it here:

    http://teddyrose.blogspot.com/2009/04/giveaways-galore_10.html

  55. I actually went to three colleges before completing my BA…indecision is a killer.

    I remember my adviser trying to lead me to a different program, but I stuck to my guns.

    Dottie

  56. I actually went to three colleges before completing my BA…indecision is a killer.

    I remember my adviser trying to lead me to a different program, but I stuck to my guns.

    Dottie

  57. Oh I remember college admissions. I was in complete denial. I don’t think I even applied till around April of my senior year. I distinctly remember walking into my guidance counselor’s office and saying, “I know you say you need three weeks to mail out my transcript, but theoretically, how quickly could you do it?”

    “How fast do you need them?”
    “I believe the deadline is tomorrow afternoon.”

    They did it for me, though, oh the joys of a small school!!

    my email addy is mysteryrobin at gmail dot com

  58. Oh I remember college admissions. I was in complete denial. I don’t think I even applied till around April of my senior year. I distinctly remember walking into my guidance counselor’s office and saying, “I know you say you need three weeks to mail out my transcript, but theoretically, how quickly could you do it?”

    “How fast do you need them?”
    “I believe the deadline is tomorrow afternoon.”

    They did it for me, though, oh the joys of a small school!!

    my email addy is mysteryrobin at gmail dot com

  59. I blogged about this giveaway:

    http://booksandmovies.today.com/2009/04/11/bookish-links-for-saturday-april-11-2009/

    nnjmom at yahoo dot com

  60. I blogged about this giveaway:

    http://booksandmovies.today.com/2009/04/11/bookish-links-for-saturday-april-11-2009/

    nnjmom at yahoo dot com

  61. If only I had been smart enough to go on to college. I would have went to Baylor. Please include me in your giveaway.
    Thanks
    Debbie
    debdesk9@verizon.net

  62. If only I had been smart enough to go on to college. I would have went to Baylor. Please include me in your giveaway.
    Thanks
    Debbie
    debdesk9@verizon.net

  63. my memory of applying was how much i wanted to get out of my town!

    sundaygirl at gmail dot com

  64. my memory of applying was how much i wanted to get out of my town!

    sundaygirl at gmail dot com

  65. I had applied to a college where I really had my heaart set on going. I was denied. I then applied toanother college and got accepted.
    After i got enrolled, paid my tuition,etc, three weeks later, I got an acceptance from the first college apologizing for a mixup. They had meant to deny another person with the same name as me, and grabbed my application by mistake.
    By then it was too late as I did not have the money to switch.
    george ferris
    littlegeorgie56@yahoo.com

  66. I had applied to a college where I really had my heaart set on going. I was denied. I then applied toanother college and got accepted.
    After i got enrolled, paid my tuition,etc, three weeks later, I got an acceptance from the first college apologizing for a mixup. They had meant to deny another person with the same name as me, and grabbed my application by mistake.
    By then it was too late as I did not have the money to switch.
    george ferris
    littlegeorgie56@yahoo.com

  67. I went to three different colleges on my path toward my degree. Each one had a different process, especially since I was on financial aid. The easiest one was probably Washington State University, which was the last and the one listed on my degree.

  68. I went to three different colleges on my path toward my degree. Each one had a different process, especially since I was on financial aid. The easiest one was probably Washington State University, which was the last and the one listed on my degree.

  69. I went to San Francisco State University. The admissions process was pretty simple and straight forward–no real angst to be had. But then again, that was back in 1987 when life was easy, and I don’t think that we had the same kind of pressures that kids have today. I wish that I had gone to a “women only” college instead, and if I ever go back, that is what I will do. I think that males were too much of a distraction for me back then, and I didn’t work as hard as I shoud have.
    Alicia Webster
    5webs@comcast.net

  70. I went to San Francisco State University. The admissions process was pretty simple and straight forward–no real angst to be had. But then again, that was back in 1987 when life was easy, and I don’t think that we had the same kind of pressures that kids have today. I wish that I had gone to a “women only” college instead, and if I ever go back, that is what I will do. I think that males were too much of a distraction for me back then, and I didn’t work as hard as I shoud have.
    Alicia Webster
    5webs@comcast.net

  71. I applied to one college and got in. It wasn’t what I expected and ended up going to a couple of different ones.

  72. I applied to one college and got in. It wasn’t what I expected and ended up going to a couple of different ones.

  73. Anonymous says:

    I went to college twice. First time, in my home town and I waited about 1 hour in line. Oh, I made it fun, flirting with my new husband. The second time was a blast too. I was out of town and very excited. I had my two young boys with me and I was running here and there as they were excited too.

    thebun@personainternet.com

  74. Anonymous says:

    I went to college twice. First time, in my home town and I waited about 1 hour in line. Oh, I made it fun, flirting with my new husband. The second time was a blast too. I was out of town and very excited. I had my two young boys with me and I was running here and there as they were excited too.

    thebun@personainternet.com

  75. I applied to the college my parents had gone to behind their backs. They didn’t want me to use it as a back-up school and since it wasn’t my first choice, they were against me applying at all. Ironically, it was the school at which I felt most comfortable when I visited all the places I’d gotten accepted and it is where I ended up going. Doing it all over again, I would probably go there again since I met wonderful friends (and my husband) and learned a lot. Please enter me in your giveaway!

    whitreidsmama at yahoo dot com

  76. I applied to the college my parents had gone to behind their backs. They didn’t want me to use it as a back-up school and since it wasn’t my first choice, they were against me applying at all. Ironically, it was the school at which I felt most comfortable when I visited all the places I’d gotten accepted and it is where I ended up going. Doing it all over again, I would probably go there again since I met wonderful friends (and my husband) and learned a lot. Please enter me in your giveaway!

    whitreidsmama at yahoo dot com

  77. Well I never was interested in going to college in my younger years. My only interested was joining the Canadian Navy. Which I did. After that I never felt I had the opportunity to go to college but now that my husband and I are retired I think I would very much like to go to the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
    Could I do it at my age?? I don’t know for sure.

    roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

  78. Well I never was interested in going to college in my younger years. My only interested was joining the Canadian Navy. Which I did. After that I never felt I had the opportunity to go to college but now that my husband and I are retired I think I would very much like to go to the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
    Could I do it at my age?? I don’t know for sure.

    roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

  79. I have blogged this giveaway at:

    http://gourdcrafter.blogspot.com/

    roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

  80. I have blogged this giveaway at:

    http://gourdcrafter.blogspot.com/

    roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

  81. I follow on twitter.

    roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

  82. I follow on twitter.

    roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

  83. i remember the wait being very stressful……

  84. i remember the wait being very stressful……

  85. I applied for my Masters and when I got the acceptance letter, was so excited, I rang my boyfriend to tell him and he laughed and said “everyone gets in you know”. Oh well – I was excited for about ten minutes!

  86. I applied for my Masters and when I got the acceptance letter, was so excited, I rang my boyfriend to tell him and he laughed and said “everyone gets in you know”. Oh well – I was excited for about ten minutes!

  87. What I remember most vividly is the one post office that was open until 10pm, a luxury for the college applicant, a slave to postmark dates!

    allisonDOTcampbellATgmailDOTcom

  88. What I remember most vividly is the one post office that was open until 10pm, a luxury for the college applicant, a slave to postmark dates!

    allisonDOTcampbellATgmailDOTcom

  89. Such a stressful time! I had to apply for both high school and college and was a ball of nerves both times. This is a great contest, and I can’t wait to read the book. I’ve tweeted about the contest, but I’ll buy a copy if I don’t win.
    Jenny

  90. Such a stressful time! I had to apply for both high school and college and was a ball of nerves both times. This is a great contest, and I can’t wait to read the book. I’ve tweeted about the contest, but I’ll buy a copy if I don’t win.
    Jenny

  91. I remember the disappointment of not getting accepted to my first choice college. Now looking back, we I attended was the right choice for me and I may not have been as happy at my first choice. Things work out in the end!

  92. I remember the disappointment of not getting accepted to my first choice college. Now looking back, we I attended was the right choice for me and I may not have been as happy at my first choice. Things work out in the end!

  93. I don’t remember the admission process being that tough. It was amazing how much mail I got from schools I wasn’t in the least bit interested in.

    Thanks for entering me.

  94. I don’t remember the admission process being that tough. It was amazing how much mail I got from schools I wasn’t in the least bit interested in.

    Thanks for entering me.

  95. I didn’t attend college until I was older and then it was the local community college. If I could go anywhere I would want to attend a college in another country just so I could experience the culture.

    Thanks!

    dbkagrayson2002 at gmail dot com

  96. I didn’t attend college until I was older and then it was the local community college. If I could go anywhere I would want to attend a college in another country just so I could experience the culture.

    Thanks!

    dbkagrayson2002 at gmail dot com

  97. I got into one of my top choice schools and went to an event on campus for admitted students. I went to the admissions office with my mom to meet the admissions officer who had accepted me, and I asked if we could take a picture together–we did, and she said no student had ever asked her that before.

  98. I got into one of my top choice schools and went to an event on campus for admitted students. I went to the admissions office with my mom to meet the admissions officer who had accepted me, and I asked if we could take a picture together–we did, and she said no student had ever asked her that before.

  99. I remember only applying to UF and putting all my eggs in one basket. I waited patiently for the mail everyday. When it finally came I was accepted. That was the start to the best 4 years of my life. I applied and got accepted to my dream school.

  100. I remember only applying to UF and putting all my eggs in one basket. I waited patiently for the mail everyday. When it finally came I was accepted. That was the start to the best 4 years of my life. I applied and got accepted to my dream school.

  101. These are exciting times for me. I have two daughters who are college bound. One a junior the other a sophomore. It is fun and daunting to be going through the application process with them. It seems so much more of a big deal now that they are going through it than when I went through it. I don’t think my mom even looked at any of my college apps or asked where I was applying to. I did it all on my own. Now with my daughters, I am doing every step with them. I’m still unsure if that is a good thing for them or not, but it’s good (for me) to be involved in the process.

  102. These are exciting times for me. I have two daughters who are college bound. One a junior the other a sophomore. It is fun and daunting to be going through the application process with them. It seems so much more of a big deal now that they are going through it than when I went through it. I don’t think my mom even looked at any of my college apps or asked where I was applying to. I did it all on my own. Now with my daughters, I am doing every step with them. I’m still unsure if that is a good thing for them or not, but it’s good (for me) to be involved in the process.

  103. Twittered about the contest: https://twitter.com/JMom/status/1519764965

  104. Twittered about the contest: https://twitter.com/JMom/status/1519764965

  105. I stumbled the Admission review as Blogurl1.

  106. I stumbled the Admission review as Blogurl1.

  107. Blogged about the giveaway here.

  108. Blogged about the giveaway here.

  109. When I applied to graduate school, there was a face-to-face interview as part of the admissions process. The day mine was scheduled for I was so sick I could barely walk, but I went anyway and stumbled through the interviews. I got in!
    hlbsurfin(at)gmail(dot)com. Would love to win this book. Thanks!

  110. When I applied to graduate school, there was a face-to-face interview as part of the admissions process. The day mine was scheduled for I was so sick I could barely walk, but I went anyway and stumbled through the interviews. I got in!
    hlbsurfin(at)gmail(dot)com. Would love to win this book. Thanks!

  111. The admission process was scary…at least what I remember of it. I remember visiting schools and going through those preliminary interviews and being freaked out by the “largeness” of these institutions. I came from small town and these schools astonished me.

  112. The admission process was scary…at least what I remember of it. I remember visiting schools and going through those preliminary interviews and being freaked out by the “largeness” of these institutions. I came from small town and these schools astonished me.

  113. I remember the financial aid part of the admissions process the most. My father owned his own family business selling and repairing boats and motors and he and my mom were the only people that worked there. He didn’t take a salary, he just took out what we needed and rolled everythng else back into the business. Therefore, I couldn’t get any financial aid and had to go to the state university even though I had one of the highest GPA’s in the class.

  114. I remember the financial aid part of the admissions process the most. My father owned his own family business selling and repairing boats and motors and he and my mom were the only people that worked there. He didn’t take a salary, he just took out what we needed and rolled everythng else back into the business. Therefore, I couldn’t get any financial aid and had to go to the state university even though I had one of the highest GPA’s in the class.

  115. Thank you for a great giveaway. I would love to win. I applied to 2 colleges and decided to go to the one close to home. I wish now I could go back and actually pay attention and finish. Maybe someday. THank you
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

  116. Thank you for a great giveaway. I would love to win. I applied to 2 colleges and decided to go to the one close to home. I wish now I could go back and actually pay attention and finish. Maybe someday. THank you
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

  117. i got admission with full scholarship at 2 schools in state, but ended up moving out of country with my family! i still regret having missed that opportunity!oh well. life is all good.

    spellbound18@hotmail.com

  118. i got admission with full scholarship at 2 schools in state, but ended up moving out of country with my family! i still regret having missed that opportunity!oh well. life is all good.

    spellbound18@hotmail.com

  119. I have heard so many favorable reviews of this book that I would love to put my name in the hat.

    I applied to 4 schools: a state school (for the low tuition); a safety school – a middle of the road school – and a stretch school (at the time, this is what all high schools counseled us to do, and I am a rule follower!)

    My SAT scores were only mediocre – while my GPA was quite respectable. I felt that in order to be truly considered for admission, I needed to schedule personal interviews at all schools — which I did.

    As a result, I was accepted into all of them (although waiting listed until January at the stretch school). I opted, however, to attend the safety school because I felt most comfortable and at home on the campus. I graduated Gettysburg College in 1982 with a degree in French and Political Science.

    As a side note — I am currently obtaining a masters from my stretch school! It is funny how life works out.

  120. I have heard so many favorable reviews of this book that I would love to put my name in the hat.

    I applied to 4 schools: a state school (for the low tuition); a safety school – a middle of the road school – and a stretch school (at the time, this is what all high schools counseled us to do, and I am a rule follower!)

    My SAT scores were only mediocre – while my GPA was quite respectable. I felt that in order to be truly considered for admission, I needed to schedule personal interviews at all schools — which I did.

    As a result, I was accepted into all of them (although waiting listed until January at the stretch school). I opted, however, to attend the safety school because I felt most comfortable and at home on the campus. I graduated Gettysburg College in 1982 with a degree in French and Political Science.

    As a side note — I am currently obtaining a masters from my stretch school! It is funny how life works out.

  121. just twittered 🙂
    username: Mstermind1

    Mstermind1 at gmail dot com

  122. just twittered 🙂
    username: Mstermind1

    Mstermind1 at gmail dot com

  123. I remember being scared no one else would accept me, and I would have to go to the school that most of my classmates were going to, which would be like HS all over again – yuck!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    areallibrarian[at]gmail[dot]com

  124. I remember being scared no one else would accept me, and I would have to go to the school that most of my classmates were going to, which would be like HS all over again – yuck!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    areallibrarian[at]gmail[dot]com

  125. The big deal in my high school years was early admission. If a university offered you early admission, you didn’t have to worry about final exams and grades affecting your prospects.

  126. The big deal in my high school years was early admission. If a university offered you early admission, you didn’t have to worry about final exams and grades affecting your prospects.

  127. Anonymous says:

    My grades in high school were iffy,so I did not get into any of the schools I applied to. I took a year off after high school, and apprenticed to a sculptor. When I went to portfolio day, all the art schools looked at my portfolio and liked it, but were put off by my grades. Then, I met the director of Maine College of Art who really liked my new body of work. He was great. He said ” you’re accepted, just apply!” That was 25 years ago. I am still a working artist.

  128. Anonymous says:

    My grades in high school were iffy,so I did not get into any of the schools I applied to. I took a year off after high school, and apprenticed to a sculptor. When I went to portfolio day, all the art schools looked at my portfolio and liked it, but were put off by my grades. Then, I met the director of Maine College of Art who really liked my new body of work. He was great. He said ” you’re accepted, just apply!” That was 25 years ago. I am still a working artist.

  129. I remember sending out all of my applications and other admissions information to the colleges I applied for really early so I could be one of the first people to be reviewed and I could find out before a lot of other people did. I ended up applying to 3 schools, and I got accepted at all of them. But the waiting inbetween..oh man, I was so nervous lol.

  130. I remember sending out all of my applications and other admissions information to the colleges I applied for really early so I could be one of the first people to be reviewed and I could find out before a lot of other people did. I ended up applying to 3 schools, and I got accepted at all of them. But the waiting inbetween..oh man, I was so nervous lol.

  131. I went to Princeton as an undergraduate back in the 1980s and we seemed to be a match from the beginning. The alum interviewers for the other colleges were very business-like, but my Princeton interviewer did his interview at his home by his fireplace and offered sherry. All veddy collegial. We chatted about his days in the Foreign Service and I shared my interest in foreign languages (Japanese). We later became good friends and he and his wife even came to my wedding. I think Princeton is MUCH harder to get into now. I’d love to read what goes on behind the scenes at admissions….
    donna at donnageorgestorey dot com

  132. I went to Princeton as an undergraduate back in the 1980s and we seemed to be a match from the beginning. The alum interviewers for the other colleges were very business-like, but my Princeton interviewer did his interview at his home by his fireplace and offered sherry. All veddy collegial. We chatted about his days in the Foreign Service and I shared my interest in foreign languages (Japanese). We later became good friends and he and his wife even came to my wedding. I think Princeton is MUCH harder to get into now. I’d love to read what goes on behind the scenes at admissions….
    donna at donnageorgestorey dot com

  133. Both my girls knew as soon as they toured their schools that they were at “home”….and luckily they did not have any trouble getting in!

  134. Both my girls knew as soon as they toured their schools that they were at “home”….and luckily they did not have any trouble getting in!

  135. Unfortunately my parents split at the critical time of the college process for me, but I applied to heart’s content having not a clue that my father was not going to help me in the least. I got accepted into some great schools in NY such as St. John’s, Dowling, LIU.. etc and ended up at the local community college since I ahd to pay for it myself. I went to several of the seminars/orientations and really wanted to go to LIU. I wish I had some guidance in applying for financial aid or loans, but everything I mentioned is where it ended, no one helped me at all. I had no clue and after working and going to school I gave up after 44 credits earned and moved to TX and basically wound up with nothing. If i could go to College I would want to become a history teacher. But with a family and a job that requires my attention, that little dream has gone bye-bye.

    So .. please enter me in the Giveaway, getting in under the wire. marieburton2004 at yahoo dot com

  136. Unfortunately my parents split at the critical time of the college process for me, but I applied to heart’s content having not a clue that my father was not going to help me in the least. I got accepted into some great schools in NY such as St. John’s, Dowling, LIU.. etc and ended up at the local community college since I ahd to pay for it myself. I went to several of the seminars/orientations and really wanted to go to LIU. I wish I had some guidance in applying for financial aid or loans, but everything I mentioned is where it ended, no one helped me at all. I had no clue and after working and going to school I gave up after 44 credits earned and moved to TX and basically wound up with nothing. If i could go to College I would want to become a history teacher. But with a family and a job that requires my attention, that little dream has gone bye-bye.

    So .. please enter me in the Giveaway, getting in under the wire. marieburton2004 at yahoo dot com

  137. My favorite admissions memory is helping my students find their perfect school. I am a high school teacher and I love to see them succeed.

  138. My favorite admissions memory is helping my students find their perfect school. I am a high school teacher and I love to see them succeed.

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