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Throughout your college search and application process, there is one central figure who looms large: the admissions officer.
These are the gatekeepers who ultimately decide whether to offer you a place in their college or not. In spite of this, they are almost all very nice people who enjoy working with teenagers.
Each year, teachers write tons of letters of recommendations for promising students. In some cases, these letters can be the glue that binds the rest of a student’s application materials together. In other cases, they can be the shining gem that helps elevate an average application into one that is outstanding.
One of the keys to your success in the college application process is forming good relationships with the adults supporting you. That includes your parents, teachers, mentors, and your high school college counselor. Getting to know your college counselor should be at the top of your priority list.
Applying to college can be a uniquely stressful time, not just for individuals, but for the entire family. Like most valuable challenges in life, a small dose of healthy pressure can help you succeed in the process. Too much stress, on the other hand, can interfere with your well-being or create tension among those you love.