Book & Student Workbook Description

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”
John Dewey

Expanding College Opportunity

What is Expanding College Opportunity?

Expanding College Opportunity is a concise guide for parents and students highlighting the essential steps involved in the college admissions and financial aid processes.  Author Stanley B. Lemons includes the best tips, strategies, and information from his highly regarded college admissions seminars and workshops.  Stan also includes inspirational, real-life stories about the many challenges he faced on his journey from humble beginnings to graduating from some of the nation’s leading institutions of higher learning.

Who is Expanding College Opportunity for?

  • High School Students
  • Middle School Students
  • Parents
  • Educators
  • Transfer Students
  • International Students

What are the top three benefits of Expanding College Opportunity?

1. You Get Effective College Counseling

  • Provides an effective means of identifying and gaining admission to colleges and universities that are a good fit for you (the student).

2. You Save Research Time

  • Saves time by offering both timely and valuable information that combines hundreds of hours of research and over 40 years of experience into one, straight-forward, short, easy-to-read book.

3. You Can Win Scholarship Money

  • Increases your opportunity to win $240,000 to $2.5 million in scholarship money in order to pay for college and ultimately to graduate debt-free.

What topics are covered in Expanding College Opportunity?

  • Key considerations to help you choose the best college for you
  • An insider’s look at what college admissions officers look for in an applicant
  • Winning elements of a college admissions essay
  • How to apply for financial aid and scholarships
  • 5 principles to ensure success in high school and college
  • A year-by-year admissions and financial aid preparation plan
  • College applicant case studies

What makes Expanding College Opportunity different?

  • The book is comprehensive. Stan shares insights on getting into college, paying for college, and graduating from college.
  • The book is understandable. Its language is simple and direct.
  • The book is personal. Stan intertwines his personal story and advice throughout the book, providing readers with a unique and intimate look into Stan’s journey as a first-generation college graduate.

Why is Expanding College Opportunity important?

Education is the key to opportunity. For many families, the opportunity to go to college is a gateway to increased job opportunities and a higher standard of living. Yet a number of students lack the information and mentorship they need to pursue higher education. The Expanding College Opportunity book and student workbook, as well as Stan’s college admissions and financial aid workshops, aim to fill the information gap.  Expanding College Opportunity is not only a roadmap to college, but also a valuable resource to help students realize their dreams.

What is the Expanding College Opportunity manifesto?

The Expanding College Opportunity brand signals to the world that you stand for something, that you value education.

Go forth and champion noble ideals. Align your words and deeds with ethics and principles.

Pause. Listen. Look. The doors of opportunity are open and await you.


Click here.

Product Details


Download Expanding College Opportunity Press Kit

ISBN-13: 978-0-9909278-0-8

ISBN-10: 0990927806

Publisher: The Secret to Writing, LLC

Publication Date: 10/21/2014

Pages: 168

Binding: Paperback

Product Dimensions: 5 (w) x 8 (h)

Weight: 7.6 ounces


ISBN-13: 978-0-9909278-1-5

ISBN-10: 0990927814

Student Workbook

ISBN-13: 978-0-9909278-2-2

ISBN-10: 0990927822

Publisher: The Secret to Writing, LLC

Publication Date: 11/24/2014

Pages: 252

Binding: Paperback

Product Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)

Weight: 15 ounces

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