Michele Hernandez

Michele Hernandez

Dr. Michele A. Hernandez, president and founder of Hernandez College Consulting, is one of America's leading experts in selective college admissions and counseling services. She is the author of four books, including the best-selling A is for Admission and Don't Worry You'll Get In.

"Breaks the seal of silence to reveal just how the nation's top schools pick who gets in—and who doesn't. " —Publishers Weekly


A new revised edition of A IS FOR ADMISSION is now available from Grand Central.


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Application Boot Camp


Acing the College Application: How to Maximize Your Chances for Admission to the College of Your Choice

When applying for college, good grades and high standardized test scores are not always enough to guarantee admission.  What sets you apart, argues Michele Hernandez, is the way you describe yourself in your application.  But how do you present yourself with flair, and highlight all your talents, skills, and passions, in just a few pages? 

A former assistant director of admissions at Dartmouth College, Dr. Hernandez takes you step-by-step through the entire application process, revealing the details that make or break an applicant.  From the multitude of short and longer essays to the myriad of charts, lists, and personal data sections, she offers essential advice, useful anecdotes, and vivid examples.

With this helpful, savvy book, prospective college students--and their parents and counselors--can now vastly improve their chances of getting into the college of their choice.

(Ballantine Books, August 2007)

A Is for Admission: The Insider's Guide to Getting into the Ivy League and Other Top Colleges

Complete samples of successful applications will assist you in preparing the best application essay possible. See what it takes to impress the Admissions Department at Harvard, and then gain a deeper understanding of why these essays work, thanks to the expert analysis. Looking to elevate your application? This informed, sensible guide will show you the way.


(Grand Central Publishing, September 1999)