We continue to believe information is power. The more you know the better you will do in the craziness of applying to college. Most parents have been exposed to Sara Harberson, American's College Counselor. She has an approachability to her that resonates with many families. I highly recommend you follow her on Facebook because she does some great Facebook lives.
One piece she wrote I felt would be helpful for my young adults as they try to determine how to be strategic about their extracurricular involvement. She provides a very specific way to determine which ones come first and how to make them shine.