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Admissions by Design: Stop the Madness and Find the Best College for You

Lisa Fisher

The race to matriculate into the most-prestigious-university-possible is killing America's students. There is a better way!

Admissions by Design is a poignant, unorthodox, and thorough guide that upends the traditional paradigm of college admissions. Incorporating the latest research in brain science and human development and using stories from her nearly 20 years of work with students, Lisa Fisher offers students practical tools to reframe the college admissions process to one of an inspired and authentic journey toward self-discovery.

Building from the root of the word "admission," meaning "toward purpose," and tying the college admissions process to the development of self and to emerging trends in economic development, the author argues that the admissions process shouldn't be about getting into a prestigious "name" school, but about a journey to knowing one's self, heeding one's callings, and identifying the "right fit" school that will serve as the catalyst to embracing a purpose-led life.

Presenting facts and details about the ways in which the current system of college admissions negatively impacts students, the author challenges prevailing methods and offers new ideas and solutions to reinvent the approach to college admissions to be more humanistic and student-centered. This practical guide challenges students to define and pursue their unique paths and offers hands-on tools to help students in their process of self-discovery and in identifying and applying to the "right fit" college.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Elevate
  • Publish Date: Mar 29th, 2016
  • Pages: 250
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.90in - 6.00in - 0.60in - 0.80lb
  • EAN: 9781943425082
  • Categories: College Guides

About the Author

Fisher, Lisa: -

Lisa Fisher is a multi-award-winning and National Board Certified educator who has worked nationally and internationally as a teacher, a college counselor, and an educational consultant for nearly 20 years. A graduate of Wellesley College, she holds a Master of Arts degree in teaching, an M.A. in leadership and organizational development, and an M.A. in psychology. Named a Social Impact Fellow by RSF Social Finance in 2014, she is currently completing a Ph.D. in organizational systems. In her work as an independent college counselor and advisor to foundations and organizations seeking to make large-scale change to improve college access, Lisa Fisher's innovative approaches to help students find and pursue their dreams has touched the lives of thousands of principals, teachers, counselors, and students. She lives in the Pacific Northwest.

Praise for this book

"Students looking for an easy route to college admissions will not find it here... What they will find, however, is a bold and refreshing take on attending college that is, in reality, a guide to preparing for a successful, happy life."
Foreword Reviews (5 star review)

"Readers looking for a more holistic approach to the question of higher education will find this book a useful tool."
Kirkus Reviews

"This book is a great gift for parents with high schoolers and teens thinking about college"