From deadlines to follow ups, the New York Times took a recent survey of college admissions officers to find out what they wish they could tell every applicant.
Among their tips: Choose wisely and parents need not apply.
“Put yourself on the mailing list. Contact a current student, alumnus, or admission representative. The more you know about the university and what it offers academically, socially, and financially, the better informed you will be. This also helps you set and manage realistic expectations concerning the university that you ultimately choose,” Linda Sanders-Hawkins, director of admission for Howard University told the Times.