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Bad news for smart slackers everywhere, a new book has come out which details the fact that grades are still a great (if not the best) indicator of future success in college.

By future success we’re talking about actually graduating, instead of just blowing years and thousands upon thousands of dollars and accomplishing that dubious goal of “1 semester left”.

A review of Crossing the Finish Line: Completing College at America’s Public Universities can be found here.

Another insider’s look at the college admissions process was published in August, 2009 and Time Magazine has a little Q&A with the author David Marcus.

The Time Magazine article can be found here.

A full-on review of the book can be found here.

A new book came out today…

Admission is written by Jean Hanff Korelitz, who was an admissions officer at Princeton a few years ago.

A review can be found here.

Sounds pretty interesting…

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