Specializing in one sport

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Colleges are looking for students who played their sport in high school. The well-rounded student is an anachronism. What parents try to do to achieve and admission these days is a well-rounded class of students. They look for highly talented students, whether it be a Violinist, a chess player, a Mathematician, and a football player. They want highly talented students in each pursuit. Just participating in high school and putting that on your application isn't really going to give you the admissions advantage. One of the best athletes on a Regional level will definitely make a difference on that college application and will give you an advantage in the selection process. Certainly colleges will give you a big break to student athletes that are playing their sport at that level.

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Susan Eiges Hansen

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Susan Eiges Hansen, president of Hansen College Strategies, is an Independent College Counselor based in Santa Monica, California. Since 2007, Sue has been committed to helping students both in California and throughout the United States navigate the college admissions process and develop optimal strategies for college placement. Sue began her practice working with student-athletes and experienced so many successful placements that she frequently received requests to work with all types of students. She has since expanded her practice and welcomes all students who are seeking knowledgeable and comprehensive college planning. Sue received her Bachelors degree from the University of Florida and Masters from California State University Northridge. She has her certificate in Independent Educational Consulting from the University of California at Irvine and stays up to date with trends in higher education by attending several college counseling conferences per year. Sue is a member of WACAC (Western Association for College Admission Counseling) and an Associate member of IECA (Independent Educational Consultants Association). She is a frequent contributor to various higher education and college admissions websites as an author, panelist, and blogger and regularly presents seminars and talks for students and families about preparing for college. Prior to launching her college counseling career, Sue worked for twenty years at three major hospitals in the Los Angeles area as a program director, medical educator, and research librarian. Sue is the parent of two recent college graduates. Her older daughter graduated from the University of Virginia and her younger daughter from Stanford.

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