Marguerite J. Dennis has been an admission, financial aid and retention dean for more than 40 years, at St. John’s University in New York, Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and Suffolk University in Boston. She is the author of five books and more than 50 articles on college admission, financing and student success and graduation. She is a consultant to schools in the United States and abroad and lectures on higher education issues.
Her book, The New College Guide: How to Get In, Get Out, and Get a Job, published in English and Spanish, was written to help parents, grandparents and students navigate the confusing process of college admission, financial aid, student debt, progression from first to second year, graduation and getting a job after graduation.The author guides the reader to ask questions before applications are filed and after enrollment and graduation. The book presents information on getting accepted to a college or university, the best way to finance a college education and what students should do to ensure they will progress from first to second year and graduate in four years. Ms. Dennis also reveals some of the “little secrets” that many colleges and universities don’t want families to know.
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