Understanding the college decision process

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Understanding the college decision process

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College decisions are tough. Everyone waits for that April 1st envelope, and hopefully, it's thick. Nowadays, of course, everything is electronic so everyone is hoping to see that "Yes" email in their inbox. It's not always a democratic process. There is the institutional need. Colleges want geographic diversity. They want ethnic diversity. They want athletes, musicians, and artists and they have legacy students that they need to accommodate. Students whose parents have got to a certain college. So it sometimes feels like an unfair process. All I can tell students is to try and do the best they can in school, study hard and do lots of extracurriculars and just hope for the best. There's a college for everybody. Everybody gets into a college, it's just not always the first choice. Unfortunately, college acceptance and college admittance doesn't always seem fair for everyone.
TEEN, Education, Applying to College

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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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