The Dos and Don'ts of College Applications
NEW YORK (MainStreet) -- The beginning of a new school year brings mixed emotions for every student. But for high school seniors, this fall is especially nerve-racking, as it heralds the beginning of college admissions season.
That's going to mean a lot of freaking out among students seeking admission to top-tier schools, who are understandably worried about grades, extracurricular activities, recommendations from teachers and the impending interviews.
But it's possible to psych yourself out during this process, and not every aspect of it will make or break your application. Here are some things that graduating seniors shouldn't panic about ... and a few that they should.
Worry About ExtracurricularsThere's no doubt that extracurricular activities are an important part of the application process. But there's a right way and a wrong way to cover your bases here. As a general rule, it's better to show a big commitment to one or two activities than to try and be a jack-of-all-trades. "
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