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February 2013

3 Ways to Improve Your Chances of Being Accepted by Your Top College
While college applications are not due until senior year, the road to college begins much sooner than many people think. There are things that can be done from very early ages to improve a student's chances of acceptance, but here are three simple things students can do to stand out to college admissions boards.


If you've wondered how many AP classes your student should take or what what activities he or she should be involved in to improve college applications, read on to find out! 


3 College Application Blunders

There are plenty of things that students can do to bolster their college applications, but there are also mistakes that some students make that weaken chances of acceptance. Here are three application blunders:

1. Missing deadlines.

Keeping track of the various application deadlines can require its own agenda book. With deadlines for early decision, financial aid, scholarships, test scores, etc., it's easy to miss a deadline and suffer the consequences of a rejection letter or lost financial aid. Many students benefit from working with an adviser or educational coach who guides them through the application process and holds them accountable to deadlines.


2. Applying Early Decision When It Is Not the Right Choice.


Some students apply to schools through Early Decision because they believe it will improve their chances of admission. However, in doing so, they can severely limit their options. While applying through Early Decision is a great way to demonstrate a high level of interest in a school, this option is binding and should only be exercised when a student is certain that a particular school is her top choice.   


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