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September 17, 2014
Sally Lindsley

If you want a spot on the team, then you have to be ready to compete—whether it’s an academic or athletic team.

That’s one way to think about college applications. We all know that if we want something—whether it’s a job, a good grade, or yes, acceptance to a particular university, we need to commit. We need to prepare.

And most importantly, we need to start early.