Fingers-crossed for high school students around the country finding out if the colleges they want also want them.

FOX's Lisa Brady has this week's "FOX on Family":

Applying for college is stressful enough. Then suddenly it's decision time:

(Burk) "There's about 50 things that students really need to consider."

And not just the big three: Location, cost and size.

Jean Burk, CEO and creator of College Prep Genius, says make a side by side list of criteria.

What about housing, is there a health clinic on campus? And she says always visit the school:

(Burk) "Go there, talk to existing students, sleep in a dorm, you know, eat in a cafeteria. Sometimes that can make or break whether you decide to go to that school or not."

Financial aid, another big factor and if you're not getting enough from the school you want, you can appeal:

(Burk) "When you can prove to the admissions counselor, that yes I want to be here and I want to do everything I can to get here, you know, how can you help me, it makes a huge difference."

But what if you don't get any acceptance letters?

(Burk) "It all comes down to your tests scores."

Burk says re-take the SAT or ACT, and get help, because it's a logic test based on critical thinking skills and recurring patterns, not what you've learned in high school.

With FOX on Family, I'm Lisa Brady.

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