High School Sophomores: Anticipating Your Next Steps
If you search the Internet and/or visit college admissions-related discussion forums (have I mentioned College Confidential's lately :-)), you'll find that one of the hot topics is how early young people should start preparing for their college admissions process. Of course, like many things these days, there are radical extremes.
I'm always amused by the articles you see now and then from sources like the New York Times that detail the struggles young parents are having getting their toddlers into "competitive" PREschools. They jockey for position, call in favors, get recommendations from prestigious sources, and ... hey, this sounds just like trying to get into the Ivy League! "Extreme" hardly covers it.