Admissions Applying to college doesn't have to be mysterious or complicated. You identify an appealing organization you would like to join, learn what makes that unique organization tick, and then craft a compelling argument to convince them to make you an offer to join them. It's basically the same process you go through when applying for a paying job--looking at the situation from the other party's point of view. In other words, a successful college application isn't about what you want; it's about figuring out what the other party at the negotiating table wants and then finding a way to be the answer to their dreams!

Since the end goal of a college degree is to find employment, it makes sense to approach the college application process like your first job application. In fact, these days, it makes more sense than ever. This way, when it's time to graduate, you already understand the employment process inside and out and know how to position yourself as an appealing, effective candidate!

Of course, in order to succeed, you need to be a little bit smarter than the rest of the competition. You need to know what you have to offer, you need to know what the target organization wants, and you need to know where to look for the kinds of inside information that will connect the dots between the two.

In Outsmarting College Admissions, you'll discover the keys to unlocking institutional doors, including:

  • The irony of selective admissions
  • The college admissions "Safety Belt"
  • The elusive quality top schools can't resist
  • The "Immutable Law" of college admissions
  • What Ivies and other top schools really want
  • Why you need a strong hook to reel in a big fish
  • The one question you must always be prepared to answer
  • The A.D.M.I.T.™ System that opens doors to college. . .and to careers!

This 60-minute CD will empower you with fresh ideas and insights to make your application stand out from the rest of the competition and make admissions officers sit up and take notice of what you have to offer. You'll also receive a second, 30-minute BONUS CD that discloses higher education's DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS. In it, I'll peel back the Ivory Curtain and let you in on some classified info, including:

  • The effect of applying for financial aid on your admissions chances
  • Who gets preferential treatment. . .and why
  • Why knowledge has no address!
  • The difference between the meritocracy and the aristocracy
  • College and "class anxiety"
  • What paying for exclusivity means
  • The problem with the "donut hole" effect
  • And more!

Admissions-productShot-2Disc1 To get into a great college, and to graduate into a worthy career, you need to be more than just a good student. You also need to be smarter than the rest of the competition. Order Outsmarting College Admissions below.

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Words of praise:

“Going to college today is worlds different than when we parents went. If you don't know what you're doing, you could find yourself in real trouble in today's higher education climate. Don't let that happen to you or your child; these Outsmarting College audios are packed with fresh, unique, actionable insights for dealing with the current challenges of college and career planning. Don't go to college without 'em!" —Dennis E., Phoenix, AZ

"I once had the unusual opportunity to chat with a quiz show champion. Of course, I asked him how he beat his competitors and he replied, ‘Know when to hit the buzzer. Don't guess.’ I was stunned. I had expected him to say that he had spent hours studying encyclopedias or dictionaries but, no, he simply said that he had figured out less obvious but critically important strategies that gave him an edge over equally intelligent peers. Bonnie Snyder's Outsmarting College Admissions, left me with the same impression. The college admissions process shouldn't be a game to win or a code to decipher, but it is. To assume that the process simply rewards those with the highest level of traditional academic aptitude is to be tragically naive. Like the quiz show champ, Dr. Snyder has concrete advice that, while not obvious, is simple to understand and apply. It can set you or your student apart from fellow applicants. With an impressive career in academics and college admissions, Dr. Snyder speaks from experience in a style that is more like coffee with a friend than an audio book. Listening was enjoyable. Snyder presents her A-D-M-I-T strategies in an organized fashion that makes each major point clear and easy to remember. I learned a lot, I will share her advice with my family and friends, and I have and will continue to recommended her work to students and parents.” —Shawn G., Lancaster, PA

"The Outsmarting College series by Dr. Bonnie Snyder is an insider’s guide to getting accepted to college and paying for it.  Bonnie levels the playing field families now have a fighting chance in the College Admission and Financial Aid processes.  She even shows you secrets for getting a job after college. It's like having the answer key for College 101.  I made my daughter, who is a junior in high school, listen to the entire Outsmarting College series, by Dr. Bonnie Snyder.  My daughter actually thanked me and is now following the methods outlined by Bonnie.  My daughter doesn’t need luck applying to college—she has Bonnie!" —Steve E., Boston, MA

"Dr. Snyder's books and audio materials are chock full of keen insight and valuable tips, offering a unique perspective and an effective approach. Rather than simply following the crowd, you'll find plenty of thought-provoking alternatives and helpful resources so that you can achieve to your goals without losing yourself to the process." —Mike M., Oakland, CA

"Outsmarting College contains very informative information and I highly recommend it to all students who will be attending college.  This program should be listened to at the very beginning of the college planning process because it provides a foundation for the entire search and selection process." —Alan T., 
Indianapolis, IN

"Bonnie Snyder's Outsmarting College Series is exactly what my wife and I were looking for. As a US Naval Academy Graduate, my admissions process and college experience were very different from most of today's parents who are facing the daunting task of helping their children navigate college admissions. Bonnie's A.D.M.I.T. mnemonic steps parents, students, guidance counselors, and teachers through tangible, relevant and reasonable path to success." —Dave D., Fredericksburg, VA

"College planning is complicated and it's easy to get overwhelmed. But Bonnie puts it all in perspective and makes it manageable for both parents and students. Bonnie has a thorough understanding of the complex landscape of college planning—everything from applying to college, to paying for college, to navigating majors once you get to college. What's more, she focuses on what's important: sticking to personal goals, not paying too much, making college work as a real stepping stone to a successful life." —Beth B., Seattle, WA