High school seniors spend months if not years agonizing over their college choices and the application process. Once the apps are submitted, the excruciating act of waiting begins. In this Huffington Post article, the author describes the Surviving the Winter Waiting Game Process with some great tips for making the most of this tough waiting period.
With much if not all of of the admissions process digitized, the ability to apply for college is easier than it’s ever been. Perhaps because of this and other factors, elite colleges have noted a surge in admissions. Check it out: College Admissions Applications Surge at Many Elite Schools.
And finally, given some of the trends already mentioned, don’t underestimate the power of lesser known, underrated colleges that may be easier and more affordable to attend while still providing a top notch education: Most Underrated Colleges in America 2015. By the way, coming in at #38, the “Harvard of the West”, Washington State University!