• Valedictorians at the Gate

  • Standing Out, Getting In, and Staying Sane While Applying to College
  • By: Rebecca Munsterer Sabky
  • Narrated by: Eliza Foss
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)

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An inspiring battle cry for sanity in the college application process that looks beyond the rankings to successfully determine what’s truly the best school for you or your child.

After spending years as an admissions director at Dartmouth, Becky Sabky had seen it all. The perfect grades, the perfect scores, and the perfect extracurriculars. Valedictorians were knocking at the gate, but Becky realized that in their quest for admission many of these students were missing something. Their transcripts were golden, their interviews polished, but they weren’t applying for college, they were competing for it - and in the end they didn’t know what prize they were really striving for.

In Valedictorians at the Gate, Sabky looks beyond the smoke and mirrors of the intimidating admissions gauntlet and places the power firmly where it should be: in the hands of the students themselves. Offering prescriptive, actionable advice for students and their (hopefully not helicoptering) parents, Sabky illuminates the pathway to finding the school that is the ideal match. Witty and warm, informative and inspiring, Valedictorians at the Gate is the needed tonic for overstressed, overworked, and overwhelmed students on their way to the perfect college for them.

A Macmillan Audio production from Henry Holt and Company

©2021 Rebecca Sabky (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

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Thank you for writing this very informative book! All my friends and family has been recommended!

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Great Book About College Admission and Valuable Perspective About What Matters in the End

Honest Account about how college admissions are made with thoughtful insight on how to help our children navigate the process. Validation that humanity and decency matter more than stats.