CHICAGO (WLS) -- School is starting, but it's never too early to look ahead to the future. Applying to college can be one of the most important decisions of a young person's life. With the right game plan, students can navigate through the admission process in a breeze. Dr. Cynthia Colón is using her years of experience and knowledge as an educator to guide students and parents through the college process. Her new book "Tips, Tales & Truths for Teens" contains 33 practical ideas to help choose a student's final college destination of their dreams. Dr. Cynthia Colón sat down with Eyewitness News to talk about the importance of planning your high school career to land into a great college.