http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ES2GVSQ/ The “No Freaking” Guide to College Admissions: Your 4-Year Plan is designed to give you a comprehensive, yet easy to follow plan that will increase your odds of admission to colleges, secure financial aid, and begin preparing you for your career. You have questions: Can’t I just wait and figure out my career path once I get to college? How serious are the colleges and scholarships about the deadlines? Do I really need to take AP classes as well as the tests? What is the real purpose of extracurricular activities? Do I need to go to a prestigious college to get jobs? How do I get a clearer vision of what I want to be? Why is college so much harder than high school? How do I ask for a letter of recommendation? What are ways to handle stress and anxiety? How much is too much for a student loan? Aren't public colleges for losers? Aren't all colleges the same? How many colleges should I apply to? My parents are freaking out, what do I say? Won’t colleges take me if I am a good athlete? How do I talk to my parents about the future? Do we break up or not before going off to college? Can I coast once I get my college acceptance letter? How do I prove to my parents that I’m trustworthy? I’m shy, how can I get over that and become a leader? Should I ask my parents to pay for an SAT or ACT prep course? Why does long-term thinking always trump short term thinking? What’s the difference between a dream school and a reach school? How do people see you and how does that relate to your reputation? How can you make the world a better place through community service? Why are gratitude and tact such important factors in getting a recommendation letter? Tom doesn't care about how he does on the test, yet he scores higher, what is his secret? This book has the answers!