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5 ways to navigate the agonizing college admissions maze without going crazy (The Week)

The college admissions process can drive you mad.

As a veteran educator and mother of two sons who recently graduated from high school, I’ve watched firsthand as what used to be a somewhat-stressful, nail-biting handful of months evolved into an agonizing, massively anxious, never-ending Youth Achievement Derby beginning years before high school even starts.

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Applications by the Dozen, as Anxious Seniors Hedge College Bets (The New York Times)

Six college applications once seemed like a lot. Submitting eight was a mark of great ambition. For a growing number of increasingly anxious high school seniors, figures like that now sound like just a starting point.

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9 Financial Aid Questions to Ask Before Choosing a College (College Basics)

Most students look at a variety of factors in choosing a college to which they will apply. Do they cater to my major? I’m interested in distance education; do they offer online programs?

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Think athletic scholarships are a 'holy grail'? Think again (CNBC)

Stand long enough on the sidelines of any youth sports tournament and you will hear conversations about coaches, sports travel, and the cost of uniforms and gear.

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Ten things not to do when your child is applying to college (The Washington Post)

It’s the thick of college application season, and your child is diligently churning out common application essays while simultaneously studying for four or five Advanced Placement exams and researching scholarships, right?

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10 Colleges With the Highest 4-Year Graduation Rates (US News)

Many people assume that the more selective a college is, the more likely it is to boast high graduation rates.

But that’s not quite the case, according to…

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How to Use College Rankings to Make Decisions (Ivywise)

In the world of college admissions, one of the most controversial , and highly-debated tools advertised as a way to determine the “best” colleges are college rankings lists.

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