You Got Into Where? How I Received Admission and Scholarships to the Nation's Top Universities

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You Got Into Where? How I Received Admission and Scholarships to the Nation's Top Universities


A 116-page start-to-finish guide for receiving admission and scholarships to universities. Learn to search for colleges, write essays, fill out applications and take your standardized tests so you can be a more valuable applicant in the admissions process! The guide also includes copies of my activities resume, common app essay, and supplemental essays.

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What's Inside the Book? (Table of Contents)

1: Getting Ready
Courses to Take, Grades and GPA, Class Rank, Extracurriculars
2: Exams, Exams, Exams
SAT, ACT, Subject Tests, AP Exams, Studying, Sending Scores
3: College Search
Developing a College List, College Visits
4: Relationships with Colleges
Your Admissions Counselor, Demonstrating Interest
5: Preparing for Applications
Activities Resume, Recommendations, Brainstorming Essays, Admissions Hooks
6: Application Time
Types of Applications, When to Apply, Application Components, Interviews
7: Essays and Supplements
10 Steps to a Successful Admissions Essay, Recycling Essays, Answering Supplement Questions
8: Financial Aid & Scholarships
FAFSA, CSS Profile, Appealing Financial Aid, Institutional and Outside Scholarships, Scholarship Interviews, Scholarship Essays
9: Making the Final Choice
Acceptances, Denials, Waitlists, Deferrals, Factors to Consider

Book Reviews

“It’s no wonder that Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz, author of “adMISSION POSSIBLE,” wrote, “I can’t believe that a 17-year-old has written a college admissions book that is so well-written, clear and accurate. No wonder USC jumped at the chance to have her become their student.”

”Being that I am going to be in Joi’s shoes next year, applying for similar universities with a similar major, even after reading a few pages, I’m engulfed in Joi’s amazing advice and writing, and I’m turning pages and making steps towards making my college dreams a reality. Not to mention the fact that this amazing book is written by a girl who JUST went through the college application process and is NOT removed from the extremely competitive, crapshoot atmosphere that is college admissions.”

”Her advice is straight to the heart and brain, giving students confidence that they can reach their dreams through hard work and persistence. If you want a straightforward read that will make your college application path a little more straight too, pick up “You Got Into Where?” for a ride that will ultimately bring you to a more successful end.” -Katherine

’Great book! I was given I free sample and might I say I’m impressed! This book is very helpful with tips into being successful with exams, grades, and GPA. Plus tips on how to start clubs and bring involved. I was interested in this bin because the information is coming from a recent high school graduate. Someone who is up to date with all information. This book is not only helpful in information for college tips and prep but it’s inspiring with all the information given knowing it’s coming from someone so young yet so educated.”


”This was a fabulous book that I highly recommend to anyone who is interested in learning about the college process or a student who is currently going through it now. I am currently a student going into my sophomore year and even though I am not currently applying to colleges right now, I thought that this book applies to everyone who is thinking about going to college in the future. I am so grateful that Joi took the time out of her busy schedule to be able to write and publish this informative book. This book will help out thousands of students who are looking for a guide through the intense college process.” -Soymt

”I just received my copy of YGIW? and I must say that I am thoroughly impressed by Joi’s detailed guide on how to get the most out of the college application process. her authenticity and professionalism is clear to see and I believe that purchasing this book can only be to you or your child’s benefit. she provides a fresh and genuine look on the modern college and scholarship process that cannot be restricted in some kind of formula. I highly recommend this for any upcoming senior who is a little worried about the seemingly daunting rite of passage that is applying to college.” -Nahlah