Experts have already estimated that this college application season will be the toughest on record with selective schools expected to admit record-low numbers of students for the third year in a row. Amidst such a competitive atmosphere, C2 Education’s students have managed to buck such trends, earning admission at the nation’s top schools in record-breaking numbers. Because of this success, we are often inundated with parents seeking the advice necessary to overcome such long odds in the hopes that their children will be among the lucky few admitted to the nation’s most prestigious institutions. Each year, we host a series of college admissions seminars (click here) in which we encourage parents to seek colleges and universities which will offer the best fit for their children, and each year we are disappointed to find that such advice falls on deaf ears. Instead of seeking the school that is right for their children, parents too often clamor for “the secret” for acceptance to the nation’s elite schools, convinced that these schools will offer the ideal chances for success. (For more information about choosing the right school for your child, we recommend the book Colleges that Change Lives by Loren Pope [click here) . Whatever you do, don’t stand by and watch your child give up on his dreams.