10 College Application Mistakes to Avoid

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Robert Barkley, Clemson University's director of undergraduate admissions, says some U.S. applicants misunderstand a prompt asking international students to provide their student visa information.

"In one case we got Bank of America. And where we asked for the number of the visa, we got the credit card number. We were not impressed," he says.

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