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Pham Kaitlin Pham Professor Preston English 134 October 21, 2010 The Senior Nightmare My senior year was jam packed with memories of football and basketball games, dances in the gym, and tons of deadlines . First semester brought a multitude of endless forms and essay prompts, all of which I had to balance between homework, extracurricular activities, and work . Looking back, I have no idea how I would have survived that semester without efficient planning and knowledge about the college application process . The dreaded application process is something that most high school seniors must endure; however, early planning and time management make the process much easier . A guaranteed acceptance to a college requires numerous qualifications varying from academic scores to writing skills to extracurricular activities . A good place to start would be at one’s high school counselor . A school counselor’s main purpose is to aid students in all aspects of academic life . They help construct the student’s class list and specialize in helping each individual student qualify for graduation . Colleges look at the courses each applicant takes, including Advanced Placement and college courses . Participation in these challenging courses is very beneficial when applying to college . The counseling office also has various resources that help students such as scholarship opportunities, information about various colleges, and advice about the application process . Counselors help construct a list of possible universities, dividing the schools into three separate categories: reach, target, and safety
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Pham schools . A standard college wish list consists of two reach schools, at least 3 target schools, and
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