Your admissions decision often comes down to a single sentence or “Soundbite” written by the admissions officer. In SOUNDBITE: The Admissions Secret that Gets You Into College and Beyond, Sara Harberson transforms the admissions process into an empowering journey of self-discovery, putting your fate back into your own hands.
Check out Soundbite's 5-star review!
“The college admissions process can be complicated and stressful. It’s why every student needs a ‘Sara Harberson’ as their college counselor and Soundbite allows them to have it.”
—GRETCHEN CARLSON, acclaimed journalist, cofounder of LiftOurVoices.org, and female empowerment advocate
“An immensely readable and practical guide to discovering the secret power high school students can use to differentiate themselves from everyone else.”
—BILL MCGARVEY, coauthor of The Freshman Survival Guide
“This is the 5th book I have purchased concerning college admissions and this is the best one I’ve read, hands down. Sara Harberson shares something unique in this book that I can't quite put my finger on. It's like she's teaching parents and students the music to admissions, instead of the lyrics. For the first time, I GET IT.”
“I can't tell you how much I enjoyed reading Soundbite. I couldn't put it down! It was so informative and well written, and I feel like I really understand the Soundbite now. The next step will be to get my high school junior to read it and do the exercises. I encourage everyone to read this book!”
“An amazing resource for college applicants! Having followed Sara’s advice as part of Application Nation for over two years it was a joy to see all that great advice in print. My student followed this guideline religiously and was admitted to colleges well beyond anyone’s reach, including Yale, Princeton, Harvard, and Stanford.”
“Soundbite is full of practical information that is easy to follow for parents and students. Sara’s approach to the entire college admission process just makes sense. She’s extremely knowledgeable and has an overwhelmingly positive attitude, which can be rare in the college process. I highly recommend this book for anyone in or approaching the college application process!!”
—Melissa, AMAZON REVIEWER
Sara Harberson is America's College Counselor. She is a nationally recognized authority on college admissions with formidable credentials: former Associate Dean of Admissions at the University of Pennsylvania, Dean of Admissions at Franklin & Marshall College, and Director of College Counseling at the Baldwin School. Sara is one of the only private college counselors who has led both an admissions office at a highly selective college and a college counseling office at an elite high school. Sara also shares her expertise with a wider audience as the founder and CEO of AdmissionsRevolution.com, a free website available to all, SaraHarberson.com, for personalized college counseling and free resources, and Application Nation, a private subscription-based Facebook group. Sara has appeared as a college admissions expert on HBO's Vice News, CBS Evening News, CBS This Morning, The Today Show, and CNBC. Her op-eds have appeared in USA Today, the LA Times, the Chicago Tribune, and various other national publications. She lives in Lancaster, PA.