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 a definitive acceptance or denial. However, for students who are put on a college’s waiting list, the next steps are less clear. Due to an increase in the number of applications per student driven by test-optional policies, and student uncertainty about where to apply, waitlists are expected to be longer this year. In addition, factors…
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- 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.
- 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 for special opportunities such as student panels, opportunities to visit
- Finish your supplemental essays and submit all applications (as well as scholarship applications) prior to the December vacation.
- Confirm that the colleges to which you have applied received all your application materials including transcripts and recommendations.
- Write thank you notes to the teachers and counselors who wrote recommendations for you. Be sure to tell them of acceptances as you receive them.
- If you are admitted early decision, withdraw any other
Between now and May 1 (or June 1 for colleges who have extended), high school seniors are trying to 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 at my favorite university. Should I matriculate and try to transfer into my college of choice once I am an enrolled student or is this too risky?
The first step is…
April is both an exciting and challenging time for high school seniors who are busy evaluating their college options and preparing to make an important decision as they decide where to send their deposit by the National Candidate Reply Date of May 1st. The following articles from our blog may help you as you grapple with your choices.
Coming to Terms with Admissions Decisions
If the worst thing in life is not knowing, then the second worst thing might very well be knowing that the…
On April 1st, the world shifts for high school seniors. April Fool’s Day is generally the final day by which seniors receive their college decisions. Then the tables turn as admissions officers begin their campaign to convince seniors to matriculate at their college next fall. Making the decision about where to attend college is significant. Here are a few considerations for students and families to consider.
1. Understanding the merit scholarship. If you are a strong student…
For seniors who have just hit “send” on their final college application or have been accepted to the school of their choice, the second semester of senior year can seem like the perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy a break from the intense college application process. Indeed, some students opt to see the final semester of their high school career as a chance to check out academically (and, in the case of skipping classes, physically). Although the tendency of high…