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Some More Things College Admissions Officers Won't Tell You

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Last month we gave you some college admissions food for thought (as if those applying to college, and their weary parents, needed more to think about), in our post, Ten Things The College Admissions Office Won't Tell You.

Now, just when you thought it was safe to wade back into the Common App, a few more things admissions officers know but are not saying, via a timely piece in Business Insider, out of the mouth of an admissions officer at Dartmouth College (speaking on the condition of anonymity, to protect the guilt-ridden, no doubt :-).

Check out, Confessions of an Admissions Officer: Here's What They Don't Tell You About Getting Into An Ivy League School.

Among the obvious, the college essay is very important. DUH! And the not so obvious -- race matters; Early Action may be less competitive than Regular Decision; and the middle class gets squeezed -- so what else is new?

Yes, something else to read, ponder and consider (add it too the pile) as deadlines loom large and college applications dance like so many daggers in your dreams.

Still, to be forewarned is to be forearmed!

Plan. Prepare. Prevail!

The views and opinions expressed in this blog are solely those of The College Whisperer.

Who knows what peril lurks in the college application and admissions process? The College Whisperer knows. . .

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