My college Counselor

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When I was a high school senior, I was daunted by the prospect of searching out and identifying eligible universities, not to mention applying to them and selecting one.

I recall those frenetic days when I was driven to achieve the highest SAT scores, to take as many AP classes and tests as possible, and to be involved in every leadership or community project to make my college applications shine. Taking those steps wasn’t bad, but most of my effort was being poured into making me look like, sound like, even walk like a model student.

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