This year acceptance rates at elite colleges dropped according to the Los Angeles Times on April 21.
This means many qualified students received rejection or wait list letters. These same students also may have applied to and received offers of admission to less popular schools providing a great education, programs and extracurricular activities.
Also on April 21, runners crossed the finish line in the Boston Marathon, according to CNN. It is a long haul race requiring planning, preparing and determination. The college-bound may be inspired by the marathon runners and prepare for their own personal victories from college acceptance, attendance and beyond. Here are five ways to begin.