Getting Into College
Getting into college can be a long, mind-boggling process, but this guide will walk you through the application maze so that you choose the right school and get accepted. Find out what part of the preparation is the student's job, and what the parents should handle. Use the timeline to learn what to do and when, understand the difference between regular and rolling admissions, and be able to make an informed decision on early admissions. See how to pare down your selection, ace the entry tests, and write a stellar essay. Learn in advance what to expect at an ad admissions interview and the ins-and-outs of financial aid. And there's more, because here is great advice on what really happens that first semester.
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