You know the feeling. It's the second week of January and all your college applications are in! Oh, happy day! Well, as the famous phrase goes, "Not so fast there, Kemosabe!"
You may be thinking back to all those wee-hours nights/days when your eyes were crossed as you tried to come up with the perfect essay topics. You squeezed every drop of creativity from your brain trying to think of memorable ways to tell your dream school of what you would bring to campus to enhance diversity. You followed up on your recommendation letters and made sure that your parents are aware of all the financial aid process details. You dotted all your applications' "i"s and crossed at the "t"s. Now you can relax, right? Wrong.