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Now that many high schools are back in session, the college admissions season will soon kick into high gear.  Accordingly, there will be numerous articles in various media outlets that offer valuable information for students and parents.  In today’s on-line edition of The New York Times, Jacques Steinberg writes about high school seniors who feel compelled to submit their applications as early as possible, particularly through The Common Application.  Steinberg debunks the myth that applying early gives an applicant a competitive advantage.  I advise my clients to write their essays as soon as they can so that they won’t feel frenzied or panicked when facing a looming deadline.  Furthermore, it often takes a month to write a truly insightful essay, and it’s sometimes difficult for students to juggle challenging high schools classes and college applications at once.  However, I agree that students need to take the time to research the colleges they’re considering so that they can assess “fit.”  It’s not necessary to submit applications as early as possible just to beat the rush.  Students should compile their list of colleges after thorough, thoughtful research and take their time completing their applications.  Before you click that “send” button and place your fate in the hands of the admissions officers, make sure that you’ve done your homework and are applying to colleges where you’d truly be happy to attend. 

To read Steinberg’s article, simply click on the link below:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/11/education/11application.html?_r=2&ref=educ

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