Getting in to the college of your choice may be harder than you think, but don't panic

Focus on where you want to go to grad school says expert

David Blake
March 18, 2019 - 1:40 pm

The recent scandal involving parents who allegedly paid big money in an effort to get their kids into prestigious universities is seen as another sign of how desperate people have become about a college education.  

UNO Psychology Professor Laura Skaramella says the competition is fierce and even students with super grades and plenty of money might not make into a top notch school the upper caliber school. 

"There maybe 10,000 applications for 500 positions," Skaramella said.

Parents and kids have a hard time believing that it might take a level of chance and luck.  Her advice: don't go broke!

"Get an excellent college experience but don't break the bank doing it," she explained. "Save the money for high education for graduate school."

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