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The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price by Lynn O’Shaughnessy

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Foreword

A few weeks ago, I had to break a student’s heart by giving her some bad news. This particular student had worked hard throughout high school, earning solid grades while taking a full slate of challenging college prep courses.

She had participated in an impressive list of extracurricular activities, and spent many diligent hours preparing for her college entrance exams. Throughout her junior and senior years, she and her single mother had visited many college campuses, and she’d applied to a nice list of colleges. She’d ended up doing well in terms of admissions, getting accepted to five out of the six great colleges she’d applied to.

One particular college on her “accepted” list was her clear favorite. She’d been pleasantly surprised ...

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