Countdown to College: Don’t make these applications mistakes

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An important college application deadline, Nov. 1, is almost upon us and the stress in many homes with high school seniors is almost palpable.

Here are some tips to make the last part of the application process run a little more smoothly:

Don’t procrastinate. Nov. 1 is the most common deadline for colleges and universities that offer Early Decision (binding) and Early Action (non-binding) admissions programs. Procrastinators need to be aware that in the last few days before the deadline many college computer servers will be on overload and have been known to shut down entirely.

Read more at the Charlotte Observer.