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The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price by Lynn O’Shaughnessy

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College Admission Nuts and Bolts

  1. If you perform poorly on the SAT, consider applying to schools where the test isn’t required.

  2. Don’t write your college essay like it’s an English term paper. Avoid using stilted language and write from your heart.

  3. To get the most out of your visits, plan ahead and don’t rush through the time spent on campuses.

  4. Research a school before an interview and be prepared to ask intelligent questions.

  5. Students who overlook all the deadlines or only receive rejection letters should check the Web site of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (www.nacacnet.org) in the spring for schools with vacancies.

  6. It’s easier to stay organized by following a college timeline.

  7. Get the most out of your own high school counselor, ...

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