When you start applying to colleges, you may find yourself inundated with information from family and friends. Their anecdotes and advice may be helpful, as might any assistance they can provide in doing research or providing necessary data for your forms. But you'll have to seek out one of the most invaluable assets: your college counselor. (You might also consider enlisting the help of an independent counselor.) Here are three ways your high school's on-site counselor can be of service to you.

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