With all the stress over college that comes being a senior, twelfth grade can be hard. Listed below are tips from seniors themselves about what they wish they knew about the college process and coming into senior year.
- Get your essays done early so you can focus on your grades.
- Have a calendar with specific goals to help manage time.
- Use the College Counseling Office as much as possible (the more you put in the more you get out). Don’t be afraid to ask questions!
- Attend the Summer Essay Writing Workshop. If you take it seriously, you could have your essays done by September.
- Try to really narrow down your list; you don’t really need to apply to 15+ schools. Visiting schools (ideally when school is in session) can help you do that.
- Don’t stress about the writing, one essay can be altered and applied to more than one school.
- If you can, apply Early Action for the schools that offer it. This way your chances will often increase and you will hear back sooner.
- Reach out to alumni or current students at the colleges you are really interested in. Talking with people who went through the same transition could be beneficial.
- Make sure you have good relationships with faculty.
- Don’t compare yourself to your classmates. Don’t let their lists intimidate you! Every person looks for something different.