“You are Accepted: How to Get Accepted into College and Life” Autographed Book


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Publisher : Education Equalizers, LLC (March 31, 2021)
Language : English
Paperback : 158 pages
ISBN-10 : 163848919X
ISBN-13 : 978-1638489191
Item Weight : 5.3 ounces
Dimensions : 5 x 0.36 x 8 inches


Carjie Scott provides a first-hand account of her experience as an administrator serving at trade schools, graduate institutions, and HBCUs. You are Accepted, is required reading for first-generation college students and higher education professionals. It encourages readers to own their story and accept themselves so that they can transform education for individuals who were historically excluded from attending college.

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35 thoughts on ““You are Accepted: How to Get Accepted into College and Life” Autographed Book”

  1. Dr. Scott’s book is a must read for first-generation college students to college administrators/leaders. Dr. Scott candidly shares powerful truths grounded in self-acceptance, resiliency and advocacy. Additionally, she shares the importance of owning your story, honoring/celebrating diversity and failing forward. This book is an invaluable resource for all higher education stakeholders.

  2. I finished reading, You are Accepted, in one day because it was such a good read. I was impressed with how Dr. Scott told her story with such bravery and vulnerability that made her instantly someone you wanted to cheer for but also someone you wanted on your team because she is tenacious, inspiring, and refreshingly honest. I attended an HBCU (TSU) for my bachelor’s, then attended two predominately white institutions for my MPH and MD. It was intriguing to read Dr. Scott’s experiences and see the similarities in what I have encountered. I highly recommend this book to educators at all levels, government officials, parents, students, and anyone wanting to be informed about the opportunities and struggles in higher education. It will also hopefully start more conversations about institutional racism that impacts higher education, society, and individuals. Dr. Scott did a beautiful job discussing difficult but important topics that cannot be addressed if they continue to be ignored.

  3. This book is more than the college acceptance process. It’s about overcoming life’s challenges and pushing yourself to achieve more than you thought was possible. To do what’s right and propel yourself to the next level. The book inspires you to use your voice and champion yourself as well as your community.

  4. A 2021 must-read and guaranteed page-turner! Dr. Scott provides honest and engaging insight on a career in Higher Education Administration from the perspective of an authentic, hard-working woman.

  5. “You Are Accepted” is a book about determination and triumph, perseverance and passion. Reading this book encourages you to dig deep with yourself, embrace your passions and to never take no for an answer to your goals. Carjie is an inspiration and her book proves that with dedication and perseverance you can achieve your goals no matter what odds are stacked against you.

  6. “You Are Accepted: How to Get Accepted into College and Life,” by Dr. Carjie Scott is intriguing, informative, and it takes the reader on a necessary journey of introspection regarding self-acceptance, self-discovery, and self-awareness.

    Dr. Scott used her life’s experiences and her educational paths to vividly convey what it like to be Black, highly-educated/highly-qualified, and female in spaces that celebrate our innate greatness or spaces that attempt to crush or contaminate it!

    Her ability to eloquently articulate the pinnacles and pitfalls of educational success will enlighten parents, first generation college hopefuls, and education professionals in private and public sectors.

    Dr. Scott doesn’t just provide a definition of acceptance… her literary work grants each reader the opportunity to be accepted because she understands the importance of not just remembering where we’ve come from… but accepting it and using it as the fuel to cause a combustion of unstoppable greatness!

  7. “You Are Accepted” takes you on a journey of self-exploration & truth. Not only does Dr. Scott provide very poignant examples of her inner struggle while navigating academia, the examples of black love, mutual respect & ambition are inspiring as well. To truly know your value & walk confidently in your light and purpose is a blessing. Carjie, you are a blessing.

  8. This book is a must read for those beginning the academic journey, completing the journey, or in a new season of your career. This book will offer great insight. She was candid and honest about her experiences, and she shared her solutions that can be applied to anyone’s life. I love this book, and I highly recommend it.

  9. The book is simply awesome and a must read! I read it in one sitting as I could not put it down without finishing it.
    This is a book for all, not just students trying to get accepted in college. The author shares her amazing inspirational life story and the book is filled with meaningful insights!

  10. My 5th grader has been reading the book and is actually excited to be reading! Win! Plus he’s learning great tips to get him ahead! Thank you Dr. Scott!

  11. “You Are Accepted” is one of the most amazing books I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading! Dr.Scott’s story is extremely moving and motivates me, as a first generation student pursuing higher education, to keep pushing because ANYTHING is possible when you truly set your mind to it and have pure intentions, no matter the circumstances whether it be location, finances, etcetcetc! I loved the book and recommend it to all students, ESPECIALLY first generation students!

  12. I think it’s a book about more than school admissions but a story of owning your birth right in this world and choosing your experiences wisely

  13. Wow! I just finished your book and the only word I can say now is awesome…Beautifully written. By reading your book, I have been enlightened on the mammoth task of admissions and process. I enjoyed every portioñ as you describe the various ups and downs, however my favorite is when you turned more attention to seek guidance from God. This was powerful. I want my son’s ànd their wife’s to read your book as well.

  14. Dr. Scott’s book, “You are Accepted ” gives an in-depth look into the inequalities of colleges and universities when it comes to enrollment for underprivileged youths who would like to be accepted into various educational institutions. Dr. Scott also provides valuable information on strategic development in not only the traditional approach of going to a college or university, but she feels that incentives should be implemented such as daycares, trade schools, and various other resources to motivate people to apply for higher education. A very awakening and informative read for anyone who is thinking about attending a college and or university.

  15. Hey, Dr. Scott! Hope all is going well. Just wanted to let you know I FINALLY got a hold of the copy of your book I had been waiting to get after ultimately having to cancel the order I originally placed through Books-A-Million when it had been 8 weeks and still “pending” to be sent out, and then found another way through one of my sisters to procure it faster and got it last week! It was definitely worth the wait. I’ve finished reading it, and could hardly put it down. I found it a riveting and illuminating. and loved the way you shared your own story of the challenges and obstacles you had to overcome as well as your successes and achievements that I know will positively inspire, motivate, and help countless others to find their paths to success – and acceptance! I was really glad to finally read it, and, like I said, very much worth the wait! Great job and tremendous book that I believe will have a meaningful impact on a lot of lives.

  16. What a wonderful delight! A quick read and a compelling life story—Dr. Scott’s wide range of higher ed experiences make this book a must-read and should-gift for students, families, and higher ed faculty and staff of all departments and roles. As someone who has also worked at state schools, branch campuses and PWIs, her stories ring true…and amen! Women as brave as Dr. Scott are so necessary for creating change at these institutions, although they are, so unfortunately, rarely thanked for their efforts and feedback. Higher ed must finally begin to cherish the canaries in the coal mine, trying to improve the community and address its shortcomings, or we we will continue to lose talent left and right. A powerful, immensely readable package! Don’t miss it. You’ll feel inspired…accepted.

  17. Sat down to read this book by a dear friend, Dr. Carjie Scott. I read it in one sitting. It’s an easy/short read, but it is packed with a meaningful story and message. Follow Dr. Scott on her journey to beat the odds as a first-generation college study and then step into the realm of higher education where she advocates for ethical practices and celebrating diversity all while tackling her own personal and professional challenges.

  18. “You Are Accepted” is a very easy read and it provides a vivid first hand experience on what endurance and perseverance look like up close and personal. The author also speaks on the behind the scenes applicant process for admission into college, which is extremely helpful in understanding how the admissions department categorize each applicant.

    I really appreciate the detailed life account from the author, her advice, and over all encouragement in this book. After reading her trials and tribulations in her life, I was left feeling empowered to keep the faith and trust that something better is waiting for me too. Great job, Dr. Scott!!!

  19. I love “You Are Accepted”!! It is a candid and informative work. Dr. Scott reveals the struggles and triumphs of being a part of “the first, the only, and the few”. She shares her personal adversities and victories in academia and in the workplace. Her story is inspiring and provoking. She demonstrates the importance of mentorship and networking. Through her lense we see the value and importance of the HBCU college experience. Dr. Scott povides valuable insight into college admissions, as well as the job interview process. Her book is a must read for African American students, high school and college students, educators, mentors, and parents. Before choosing and applying to a college, read this book. If you know someone who will be among the first, few, or only to go to college, into a certain program, or career, have them read this book. Thank Dr. Scott for inspiring me and others press forward.

  20. This is definitely one of my favorite reads during 2021… Dr. Scott is truly an inspiration to our world… Raised in the Southside of Chicago, lover of constant learning, Director in Admissions of numerous Colleges and Universities (Vatterott, Cambridge College, Vanderbilt University, etc.), Educator, Mother, Wife, Friend, Mentor, and now Head of Admissions and Recruitment at Tennessee State University… Dr. Carjamin was truly transparent in this book by sharing personal, spiritual, and professional obstacles throughout… Dr. Scott is now paying it forward to future generations – reminding them that they too can write their own story and be great in this world… The gems shared in this book are amazing and sure to bless any reader… Congratulations on a job well done Carjie! I’m very proud of you…

  21. This book, “You are Accepted” is easily one of the best books I’ve ever read. This read is the perfect example of what it means to persevere and be the example for generations to come. It portrays the true meaning of being accepted in not only education but life as we write our story. Every situation touched some part of my current journey where I was able to relate and use it to continue my journey.

  22. “You Are Accepted” is one for your home library but don’t leave it on the shelf — read it and share it! I did not encounter many surprises because I know the author personally. Dr. Scott has shared parts of her story through the years and although a babe under me, I was inspired by her wisdom, endurance, and perseverance. After reading “You Are Accepted”, I was motivated to revisit goals that I thought were unattainable, and above that, it helped me to provide encouragement to someone who did not believe they too could change the course of their lives. Remarkable Dr. Scott!

  23. Sat down to read this book by a dear friend, Dr. Carjie Scott. I read it in one sitting. It’s an easy/short read, but it is packed with a meaningful story and message. Follow Dr. Scott on her journey to beat the odds as a first-generation college study and then step into the realm of higher education where she advocates for ethical practices and celebrating diversity all while tackling her own personal and professional challenges.

  24. “I truly enjoyed reading, You Are Accepted: How to Get Accepted Into College And Life! This book was such a blessing. Carjie is being led by God and doing his work, helping others step into their purpose.

    The book was such a quick read- no longer than 3 hours. Carjie provides a blueprint for students and professionals. I admire how she uniquely connects her personal experience to the larger context of the systemic racism, discrimination, and varying levels of inequities that African Americans/Black people experience daily, specifically in education, employment, and even homeownership.

    As a higher education professional/doctoral candidate/black woman, I could personally relate to Carjie’s stories and experiences. Throughout the book, I found myself smiling, shaking my head, and saying, “Amen.” Although I don’t personally know Carjie, I found myself saying, “no, they didn’t do my girl Carjie like that.”

    Carjie- you are doing impactful work and have challenged me in ways I can explain. You have inspired me to write a similar book and own my story. THANK YOU!!!” -Kirbi

  25. Dr. Carjie Scott honestly details the events in her life that give readers a first-hand look into her acceptance of life. Her story is one of resilience. Regardless of what hurdle came her way, she persisted and found an open door. Her humble beginning proves that no matter the circumstance you can be accepted in life!

  26. WOW! I finally got a chance to read your book “You are Accepted” yesterday. Despite the disappointments, the perseverance, passion, knowledge, innovation, and get-up-and-go spirit you exhibit throughout your life are incredible. Thank you for standing up and saying when things were wrong despite the retaliation against you.

  27. After reading the book, “You Are Accepted: How To Get Accepted Into College And Life” by Dr. Carjie Scott, I felt an exuberating burst of energy and inspiration that left me feeling like I could accomplish anything I set my mind to do. It was such an easy-flowing read that I couldn’t put it down until I finished reading every word, mainly because I could relate to many of the dilemmas that she faced. According to the title, one might think that it’s only a how-to-book for highschoolers attempting to enter college. It certainly serves that purpose; however, Dr. Scott’s dedication makes it crystal clear that her testament is meant to inspire and subsequently motivate readers to achieve their maximum potential.
    I am impressed with the subtle techniques Dr. Scott utilizes to highlight the disfunction that she experienced in some of her career assignments. I‘ve seen similar situations among past colleagues that didn’t turn out well because they didn’t possess the patience and fortitude to stand up for themselves or simply leave a predicament that wasn’t in their best interest. An example would be when she quit her job in Atlanta and moved to Memphis on pure faith without a job, knowing that she had financial obligations that required immediate attention. She also demonstrated that some things could be accomplished by using common sense and being nice, as her grandmother requested. For example, when she first met her husband, she simply waved (which was probably accompanied by a smile), after noticing that he was looking her way. I have numerous female colleagues that have trouble meeting companions because they haven’t figured out how to engage professional men without appearing overzealous or assertive. This simple lesson would go a long way in solving this problem while producing some meaningful relationships.
    Another mentioned scenario that made a profound impression on me (I have often wondered if others noticed) is when someone expresses an idea that is totally ignored until it is restated by someone else. Most of the time, the exact words are used, and now it has become a wonderful idea. It makes you want to say, “is that not what I just said”. But as a Christian, we bite our tongue and be nice. These lessons are embedded throughout the text and will significantly enhance the cognitive experience of everyone who reads them. Thanks Dr. Scott, for this stimulating offering, and I can hardly wait for your next book to hit the shelves.

  28. Dr. Scott shared real-life examples of how a path towards greater levels of education comes with so many opportunities and challenges. I appreciated reading the book as a guide for myself and others. Education in this country is a system; we all need to know how that system truly works. Highly recommend!

  29. This book should make us all GET UP and do SOMETHING! God gave everyone a skill and no matter what it is, we need to practice using our skills to help others! Thank you Dr. Scott for the remarkable work you have done and continue to do for education!!!

  30. Every parent, every guardian, every mentor, every school counselor, every school library should have a copy of this book because it is truly a blueprint for college preparation! I wish I had this book when we were preparing my daughter for college. I am a mentor and I plan to share this book with every parent and student that I touch because preparation time for college is never wasted time!

  31. Dr. Scott’s “Making College Affordable Session” was informative and timely. I learned some information that I need to share with my middle and high school students. I also plan to invite Dr. Scott to our upcoming Pre-Collegiate events. She is someone that you should get to know if you have children who are starting the college-going process.

  32. Well I believe the informational session I attended was phenomenal. I was impressed with The Education Equalizer Foundation. Carjie and her team had an interactive virtual workshop to prepare my son for college. I learned a lot and would recommend that others get connected to learn how to get prepared for college.

  33. Hello Dr. Scott. I’ve been meaning to follow up with you regarding my son Kobe. You were ever so gracious to take the time to listen to me and extend a hand to help him move forward in his college career- thank you again.
    After speaking with you last and following the steps recommended, he did exceptionally well at Chattahoochee Tech, now has a 3.0 GPA, and decided to follow a different college career path. He’s still attending Chatt Tech and majoring in Welding. He found his path and loves it. He even received scholarships and free money due to his gpa. Yay!
    Peace and blessings. I hope all is well with you also.

  34. I know that the work you do with EEF is extremely hands-on with the students and you are doing more than just assisting with applications… You are helping transform these students’ perceptions of themselves and empowering them to believe that they have what it takes to get accepted into college… and that they are WORTH IT! You are more than just a college readiness program… EEF is about recognizing the inequities in our society that continue to perpetuate some individuals/families from being without opportunity to prosper. You are staring those inequities in the face as you walk hand-in-hand with EEF participating students to debunk the myths and stigmas that tell them they are not good enough. You are truly transforming lives and exposing your students to opportunities they would not have dreamed of themselves.

  35. A message from the FAMU Alachua County Alumni Chapter: I wanted to personally thank each and every one of you for your commitment and participation in last night’s Town Hall. In talking with different attendees at the conclusion of the event, the same message resonated over and over in that EVERYTHING was on point and well received. Information was very informative and the passion that each of you spoke with said volumes of how much you care for the betterment of our students and for Black people as a whole. You are appreciated and I definitely value you. Keep making a difference in the service to our future leaders. I can’t say thank you enough!

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