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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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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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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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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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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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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.