Respond to materials you are getting from your intended college in a timely manner. Take advantage of pre-orientation programs if offered.
Prepare well for orientation by reviewing your course options and developing a list of questions for your advisor.
Shore up skills such as time management by determining your planning strategies in college (planner, calendars). Put in place a “toolbox” of stress-busting strategies such as meditation apps for your smart phone,
Finalize your main essay and complete your common application so you may begin focusing on your supplementary essays.
Schedule interviews where available on campus or in your community.
If you are applying early by November 1 or to a rolling admissions college, complete the following by October 1st: if you are submitting scores, send your official test scores via College Board or ACT, request transcripts and confirm that your recommendations will be sent by deadline.
Coping with financial uncertainty and creating a financially balanced college list
The events of the past year have disrupted plans for a smooth transition to college for many families. Students’ best intentions to engage in academics and participate in meaningful extracurricular activities were challenged. Parents’ plans to pay for college using long-term investments or savings may need to be revised. While we are educational consultants, not financial advisors, …
Keep us informed of your admissions decisions. If you were deferred, update the college on your continued interest and new information such as test scores, leadership activities, or academic accomplishments. This video explains what to include in a letter of continued interest.
Avoid senioritis by keeping your grades up and avoiding disciplinary issues.
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