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Fairfield University. Hampshire College. University of Miami. Those are just three of the schools which have set today as the deadline for applications. It's a stressful time for high schoolers - hoping to get into the college of their choice, with increasingly tough odds. Competition is fiercer than ever before. The number of high school seniors looking to enter college is near an historic high. At UConn - some 22 thousand applicants will hope to fill only about 3200 spaces - So, what does it take to get into your dream school? It's more than just grades.
Today, where we live, a look inside the complex world of college admissions. A high school guidance councilor and an undergraduate admissions director will take your questions, and discuss the changing trends. How have online tools changed the application process? What about financial aid?
And, with so many students looking to get into college - how do schools pick and choose the student body that's right for them. And, we'll even talk about the dreaded "personal essay."
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