College Admission Tips 101: Top 3 Tips for Getting Accepted

Becky Worley shares the top-three things to make your application stand out.
3:00 | 10/19/12

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As many of you parents know, it's crunch time for high school seniors with the college application deadlines coming fast. A little help from becky worley. She has the top three things every senior can do right now to get their application on top of the pile. Reporter: There's stress. Stress about college. Where ou want to go? How are you going to get in? So, we've devised a little standardized test of our own. What are the top things you need to do in the application process for college. A fresh crew from novato high school in california, say they're up to the task. Sharpen your pencil and let's go. Is your facebook profile considered in the application process? Yes? No? No. Reporter: According to one survey, one-quarter of admissions officers use facebook or google to get a beat on applicants. If you think your grandmother or grandfather would be okay with the photo or the comment, it's probably okay with an admissions officer. Reporter: Tip number one, clean up your social media profile. Next question, admission directors wish high school students would -- take more history and art classes? Take advanced math and science classes. Or "c," load up on extracurricular clubs and sports. You want a spread of math and science. Reporter: The correct answer, "b." Colleges want students who load up on stem classes, science, technology and math. Final question. What's the first step as you start the application process? Create a calendar? It's all about the deadlines. Plan your college visitations around the best party schedule. "C," strategize your essay on what makes you look intelligent. Correct answer, calendar. Test dates. Applications deadlines. We're approaching the early decision deadlines. We'll have the regular decision deadlines after that. Reporter: So, get the deadlines, apply with confidence. And make it happen. For "good morning america," becky worley, abc news, novato,

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