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How to survive getting into college: Senioritis

Already accepted to a college? Here's some advice on handling senioritis from the book "How to Survive Getting Into College" (Hundreds of Heads Books, www.hundredsofheads.com, $13.95), straight from people who've done it:

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"Embrace senioritis: leave school early for no good reason. It's a nice feeling. You should have a pretty easy schedule. Load up on afternoon electives so you can go to the diner and then sleep."

- Zachary Klion, Suffern, N.Y., Yale University

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"Take care of your schoolwork first. Don't worry about partying. If you work hard now, those partying days in college are going to be even better. It will be more worthwhile."

- Andrew, Dearborn, Mich., Wayne State University

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"To battle senioritis, give yourself a goal. For example, graduating with a certain GPA. It will keep you in class and keep you focused, and in the end you'll do better."

- Jennifer Dragovich, Seminole, Fla., Florida State University

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"Senioritis can be a good thing. Slacking off is a great way to spend time once colleges stop paying so much attention to high school academics."

- Colin Campbell, Charlottesville, Va., University of North Carolina

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"I tried to enjoy the last moments in high school. When you get to college, you're on your own. Enjoy being taken care of. Be a kid."

- Hannah Assadi, Scottsdale, Ariz., Columbia College

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"Do not let your grades slip senior year! I totally slacked off and must have dropped three or four places in class rank. Not only did it cost me the opportunity to be in the top two of the class, but I was wait-listed at my first-choice college and I believe that my grades would eventually have caused me to be denied. I also think that the drop in grades cost me several scholarships."

- Sheila Crawford, Raleigh, N.C., North Carolina State University

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