By Brad Munson
As your student’s junior year wraps up, and research and college tours wind down, don’t dawdle: Build that list of four, five, or six schools (no more!) that your child really wants to get into, along with the ones you’ll both be happy with even if the Big One doesn’t come through. Then have your child request or download those applications and study them. When are the deadlines? Are there “early-bird” ones? Are some financial aid packages contingent on early applications? Though there are great similarities between schools, no two applications are exactly alike, and you’ll want to treat and schedule each one individually. Chances are some will closely resemble the Common Application (see the next slide), but in this case, the devil is definitely in the details. Check them all out.
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