Meet deadlines–from your counselor, the testing companies and your college
choices. Follow procedures–all of them. If you need specific tests, take them. Don’t wait to write essays, and make sure the work produced is your
work. When you have an opportunity to connect with a college, take it (visiting a rep at your school, going to a college fair or evening program
in your area and/or visiting a college). Do your homework–concentrate on places that will be good matches for you. There are thousands of choices. The real trick is ferreting out good matches for you . . . and, by the way,
nearly seven out of ten applications get a yes answer.