“On Parenting” writer Alison Slater-Tate, at the Washington Post suggests the increasing pressure to get into so called “Dream Colleges” may be creating an unnecessary arms race that can inadvertently place students at risk for prolonged anxiety, sleep deprivation and burn-out. The Harvard Graduate School of Education’s report “Turning the Tide: Inspiring Concern for Others and the Common Good Through College Admissions,” reveals meaningful community and intellectual engagement and a desire to ‘do good” can be as important as high grades, test scores and quantity of extracurricular activities. There are plenty of great classes, professors and campuses if you make the time to plan carefully, stay the true to yourself and look around and beyond the highest peaks.