Life’s Little College Admissions Insights-Top Tips from the Country’s Most Acclaimed Guidance Counselors is a new book by Eric and Cole Yaverbaum. Before continuing on to the review I want to disclose that I am one of the counselor’s quoted in the book.
This book is a great place to start if you are just starting to look for the best college for you. Unlike most books on college admissions this is not a “how to” book. Instead, it provides short quotes from college counselors that get to the heart of finding the best college.
The first few chapters give you an idea of the type of advice made available in the book. Chapter One is “What is the one college tip that nobody ever seems to know?” Chapter Two is “What is the first piece of advice you would give to your own child about getting into college?” The other chapters offer similar types of practical advice.
The book can be easily read in an hour. But that is why the book works. There are no wasted extras in the book; just good solid advice. I also like the book because it provides good information for students considering the most selective colleges as well as those looking at less selective colleges.
The book is not a replacement for one of the many books or websites that discuss the college admissions process. Rather, it is a good way to start the process to understand some of the basics in a short, simple to understand, format.
Eric Yaverbaum is the father of Cole who is currently a high school senior going through the process of finding the right college. This book was compiled to help other families through this process.
I recommend the book if you are just starting the college admissions process.