Want to know a secret?

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.

 

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Sara Harberson, America's College Counselor

 

 
Soundbite: The Admissions Secret That Gets You Into College and Beyond
 
Take control of the college admissions process by crafting your ultimate statement of self-identity—from America's College Counselor.

On average, an admissions committee takes seconds to decide whether to admit a student. They must sum up the student in one sentence that will tell them if a student is a good fit.

What is the best way to transform the stress of this admissions process into an empowering journey that paves the way to success?

Written by a former dean of admissions and lifelong student advocate, SOUNDBITE guides parents and students through the admissions process from start to finish. Armed with her knowledge of how the system works, Sara Harberson shares tried-and-tested exercises that have helped thousands of students gain admission to their school of choice. The "Soundbite," her signature tool, presents an opportunity for students to formulate their own personal definition of what is best. With this Soundbite in place as their foundation, the tables are turned: the student's fate no longer rests on a Soundbite composed by an admissions officer. Instead, students employ their own Soundbite to define themselves on their own terms. SOUNDBITE shifts the way we talk about the admissions process—from colleges dictating results to the student taking the lead.

“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

About the Author

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.

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