We love finding articles that help us charter the course toward our college futures. So we are happy to inform our audience when we find those must-read columns that pull the velvet curtain back on the college search process. Take Boston Globe College Bound Reporter Ellen Ishkanian whose column offers tips and perspectives on preparing, applying, and paying for college. This week she ponders the question – Do Early Birds Catch the College Acceptance? We’ve often wondered the same. So we read her article, which provided some insider knowledge about processes some local colleges – Boston College, Wheaton, Stonehill, Babson, and more – follow when reviewing and selecting their early applicants. It’s a good read that might stress you out even more than you already are … but we live for stress, don’t we? Not so much, but I still recommend reading this article. Happy college application season!