Earlier this week, the Washington Post published an interesting article on how high school students are sending out more college applications then ever before. Part of the reasoning behind this strategy is that students feel that since the college application process has become so competitive, they better apply to more schools, just to make sure they get in somewhere.
However, blindly applying to several schools, just to increase your chances, may not be the best option- and it is expensive! Doing the proper research and selecting the right schools that meet your ability, interest and profile can yield the results you are looking for. Working with a educational consultant can help ensure that you have an appropriate college list, which will help to cut down the stress that comes along with the college application process.