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Top 10 Things Colleges Look for in a High-School Student

What are college admissions officers looking for as they review your child's application? The admissions process varies and can be subjective to some degree, but here are 10 things that could help your child stand out and score acceptance letters from his or her favorite schools.

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A Challenging High School Curriculum


A transcript that reflects the student takes on challenges can put her a step ahead. Academically successful students should include several honors and Advanced Placement classes.

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