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Getting Into College

  • Getting into College - Articles

    Washington Post— How to Get Into Every College on Your List. Jay Mathews. 

    College Board — Application FAQs •The College Interview •Sample College Essay Questions •Sample College Essay • What to Do if You’re Wait-listed •How Many College Applications? etc.

    Princeton Review — How Much Does the Essay Count •Applying to College: How to Stand Out from the Crowd •Picking a College: How Important is Location? •A Brief History of Women’s Colleges •Is a Historically Black College or University Right for You? •3 Down and Dirty SAT Tips • Campus Visit To-Do List • Small Colleges: The Benefits •What Not to Talk About During Your Interview, etc.

    National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)— Guide for Parents •Guide to the College Admission Process •Top 10 Financial Aid Questions •Web Resources for the College-Bound, etc. Many publications are free; more extensive ones are available for a fee.

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