Rising seniordom means rising anxiety. Just heard three angst-laden stories from good sources:
1) A rising senior flew 3,000 miles to spend a week living at a Vermont college counselor's home. She returned with completed drafts of her Common App, Personal Statement and Supplemental Essays.
2) A rising senior's SAT tutor has moved into her guest house.
3) A concerned dad with business interests in Bangladesh is considering establishing residency there to increase his daughter's college chances. (The caveat: He wants her to live there for a month before she attends her alumni interviews, so she will sound knowledgeable about Bangladeshi culture.)