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Deadline looms: Local students face challenges while applying to college

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Posted: Friday, November 23, 2007 10:00 pm

During his high school career, Nicholas Sotelo, 17, developed a passion for drama and acting. Now that he's graduating, the Tokay High School senior is hoping to turn that passion into a career, and he's found five colleges to help.

All Sotelo has to do now is fill out his applications. But for many high school seniors, including Sotelo, that's not so easy. The Friday deadline to apply at many schools is less than a week away, but seniors will face challenges between the time they start those applications and the time they hit "submit."

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  • posted at 11:46 am on Thu, Nov 29, 2007.


    Well, I am deaf and seventeen years old myself. I remember at first I felt overwhelmed and scared about where to go and what to do with the rest of my life after high school. It seemed such like a significant decision to me. However, I went to visit Cal State Northridge and loved it there. I applied October 5 and last week I found out that I got admitted. So now I'm an incoming freshman next year at Northridge. The process is easier than most seniors think.

  • posted at 4:02 pm on Sun, Nov 25, 2007.


    All kids need to experience college. When we stop learning, we stop leading.

  • posted at 3:01 pm on Sat, Nov 24, 2007.


    If you want something you have to earn it, fight for it, respect it. Maybe procrastination is a factor that weeds out the unqualified? What is the problem?



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