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College Bound

After acceptance, it’s decision time

First the essays were written. Then the mailbox was staked out. Finally, the letters were opened. Now, high school seniors are faced with what could be the most difficult component of the college application process: deciding what school to attend in the fall.

“My heart aches for students at this time,” said Kerri Johnston, associate dean of enrollment and director of undergraduate admissions at University of Massachusetts Lowell . “There’s so much pressure on them . . . but it’s also such an exciting time.”

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