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Whether your child is in the 7th grade or about to graduate from high school, you are probably wondering about many issues related to his or her transition to college.
Many of your questions may be broad and child-centric: is my child academically prepared for the rigors of college? Will he or she have an adequate support system? How hard will it be for him or her to develop friendships?
One peek in your son’s room confirms that he’s in the midst of the college application process. His floor is littered with school viewbooks, post-it notes obscure his computer screen, and his test score summary has gone AWOL. One thing is certain: if colleges are looking for well-organized students, he’ll be getting mostly thin envelopes. You wonder how he’ll ever pull it all together!
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