Application Stress? Recent Grads Wish They Had Worried Less


What’s one thing this year’s high school grads would do differently if they had the chance to go back in time?

According to a new survey from Seventeen magazine and the College Board, a whopping 68 percent of students said they wish they had spent less time worrying during the college application process.

But that doesn’t mean this year’s seniors believe students should slack off when it comes to applying to college.

In fact, just the opposite is true. More than 100,000 members of the Class of 2018 responded to the survey, and the majority said they wished they had sought advice more often and spent more time on their college applications.

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