For many colleges with a deadline in January, these next few weeks will be the home-stretch of finalizing and polishing your applications. Martha Allman, the Director of Admissions at Wake Forest, offers ten questions and answers about the admissions process to help high school students best craft their applications.
In this vein, the New York Times published a checklist a few weeks ago that is worth looking at about the “dos” and don’ts” of applying to colleges.
Finally, there is a great discussion on the College Confidential forum about making mistakes on your application. We have all heard stories about people putting “I want to attend Princeton because…” on their Harvard application, but this thread has some other humorous anecdotes. Most importantly, maybe it can help you avoid any of theses potentially disastrous errors.