Tips From A College Admissions Office
How will grades be viewed?
How important are extracurriculars?
How many activities should I be involved in?
What can I do to prepare for my application essay?
Should I take AP classes even if I may not earn all As?
Will colleges understand my high school and its academic reputation?
How will SAT / ACT scores factor into admissions?
How can I find the right college for me?
Will I qualify for financial aid?
This video from the admissions office at Vanderbilt University does a great job of providing clear, honest answers from the perspective of the admission office. (The video is a bit long, but worth it!)