Imagine this scenario: you’re a parent of a teenager and your teenager happens to very bright. Your kid gets things right, likes to read, excels at school, and is generally curious about the world in a way that other kids aren’t.
You think about college and hope that your kid’s chances of being admitted are probably pretty good, but you’re also nervous because you have heard that undergraduate admissions has become crazy in the last ten years. And it has. You hear horror stories about friends’ kids who didn’t get in to colleges they figured were safe bets. But your kid is different, remember. She is really smart. But is smart enough these days?