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,
My freshman year is clear as day: I pulled up to my campus with my mom and two suitcases ready for whatever was ahead of me and then…it went exactly like nothing I could have planned for. College, especially the fall of my freshman year, was a different kind of growth spurt. I struggled to fit in and while most of my friends were older, I couldn’t seem to socialize with those who were outside my door. I kept to myself, befriended my RA, and kept my head down. I didn’t embrace extracurriculars…
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.
For many seniors, April marks the end of a long period of uncertainty. Emails and envelopes from colleges have arrived, and the result is usually definitive–accepted or not accepted. However, for students who are put on a college’s waitlist, the next steps are less clear. Due to an increase in the number of applications per student, driven by test-optional policies, and uncertainty about who will accept their offer of admission, some colleges will opt to have long waitlists.…
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.
As you research colleges, be sure to complete the virtual information sessions and tours, and look
Between now and May 1, high school seniors must decide among their many college acceptances. Here is a list of frequently asked questions from college-bound seniors that may help you as you think about your college options.
Q: I was accepted into my second choice college and major at my favorite university. Should I matriculate and try to transfer into my major of choice once I am an enrolled student or is this too risky?
The first step is to find out the university’s policy on transferring…