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After standardized tests, campus tours, and applications, you're probably ready for the college admissions drill to end. But now another important phase of the admissions process begins. Here are several factors to weigh as you navigate this difficult decision.  
Even after you decide on a particular college, many unforeseen factors can encourage or force you to change your mind. Whatever the reason, keep the following in mind if you have to make a last-minute change.  
People often ask independent college counselor Lisa Mader what she would do if it were her son applying to college. Now that she's actually going through the college search process as a parent herself, she is chronicling her experience to provide tips (and laughs) for other parents on the same journey.  
For a busy student who values a good night?s rest (as all students should!), the suggestion that entrepreneurial projects can boost your college application may seem vaguely scary, but think of these as a respite from academic work and an opportunity to try out a new pastime.  
There are a number of ways to elevate your ACT or SAT score. While these exams can seem intimidating and unconquerable at times, they're not impervious to thoughtful preparation. But for your result to jump dramatically, you must accomplish a great deal between exam dates.