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WSVN -- Katie and her parents are happy to have the college application process behind them. Katie checked the mailbox for weeks waiting to hear from her top schools.

Katie Pritchard: "I kind of tried to keep a level head while doing it, and you know, not get too attached to any one School so that I wouldn't be like devastated or anything if I didn't get in."

And waiting is hard on parents too.

Karen Pritchard: "It's very exciting, and it's also very nerve-wracking because you don't want them to be disappointed."

Educational counselor Adam Goldberg says applying to college is getting more competitive.

Adam Goldberg: "Essentially, it boils down to the insane growth in application numbers, and that's not just the birth rate that's been cycling through as everyone had projected, it's also the fact that through electronic media, it's so easy to apply to a number of different schools."

Katie is glad she got into Tufts University, but says rejection from other schools was tough.

Katie Pritchard: "You obviously feel disappointed because you're like, 'Why am I not good enough for these people?'"

School counselors say that's when parents need to step in and help their teens through the tough time.

Adam Goldberg: "More than anything they need to remain positive and help them celebrate the victories that they did achieve and so not to harp on the schools that they didn't get into but to emphasize the attributes of the schools where they were able to gain admittance."

Karen Pritchard: "We talked a lot about making sure that the top choices that she had, the group of schools that she had, that there would be numerous schools that she would be really happy to be at."

And if your son or daughter will be applying next year, just remember...

Adam Goldberg: "There's a college for everyone out there, and it just makes a difference in how you target their specific school, strategically, and also it helps to have some advice on differentiating yourself, so you can lift yourself out of that numbers game."

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Dr. Valerie Goode:www.drvaleriegoode.com

College Admissions Info: http://www.collegeadmissioninfo.com/

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