So, I thought what we might take a look at today, first, would be how to create (hopefully all you seniors are well beyond the creation phase) or complete your list of candidate colleges that will receive your application. Second, we also need to consider some options for dealing with specific application strategies, mainly the issue of low or problematical standardized test scores. Believe it or not, it's not too late to make minor (or even major) course corrections in your college application process.
While I'm thinking about it, a brief sidebar: Have you heard about SuperMatch? If not, click that link and prepare yourself to be amazed at how easy the college search has become. SuperMatch utilizes a “fuzzy" approach to ranking your preferences. That way, not only do you get a list of schools that match your needs perfectly, but you'll also see the ones that come close. If you haven't started thinking about your college process yet by this point in your high school career, that keyword “fuzzy" may also apply to your overall thought process (or even your grades!).