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The first five steps on the road to college

What's the key to getting your kids into college? Start early and stick to a plan.

By GreatSchools Staff

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The road to college

Getting their children into college is a major goal for many parents, but it’s also a process that can (and should) begin early in life. Consider the road to college a journey — like any long trip, it requires both attention and planning well in advance. Here are five time-tested first steps you can take toward securing your kids a successful college career.

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