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8 things I wish I'd known about the college admissions waiting game

March 15, 2017 / TODAY

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This time of year can be particularly hard for high school seniors and their parents. Waiting on college acceptance letters can be agonizing. TODAY.com senior editor Kavita Varma-White shares the top 8 things she wishes she knew about this process, starting with…

  1. Once applications are in, the hard work is (basically) done.Everyone thinks the final year of school is the academic pressure cooker, but in reality, college application resumes are developed the three years prior — especially junior year. By late fall/early winter of senior year, most students have their essays written, test scores and a mostly-complete transcript. When your child hits "send" on their final application, rejoice! There is a brief lull, before the acceptances and rejections, when every kid (and parent!) has optimism and hope. Savor it.

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