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What should I do during the summer before senior year to prepare for college applications?

Hey there, I'm a high school junior, and I want to make the most of my summer before senior year to prepare for college applications. What are some productive things I can do during the summer to get a head start on the process? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

10 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're thinking ahead and want to make the most of your summer before senior year. I remember when my child was in the same boat, and we found a few things that really helped them prepare for college applications. First, consider visiting colleges, even if it's just virtually. This can help you get a sense of what you're looking for in a school and perhaps even create a shortlist of colleges you're interested in applying to. Second, start working on your personal statement or essays. It's never too early to brainstorm ideas and begin drafting. This way, you'll have plenty of time to revise and perfect your writing before submitting your applications. Third, consider taking up an internship, job, or volunteer opportunity related to your interests. This will not only provide valuable experience but also demonstrate your passion and commitment to colleges. Lastly, continue to stay involved in your extracurricular activities or explore new ones. Colleges look for well-rounded individuals, so make sure you're showcasing your diverse interests and skills. Best of luck, and have a productive summer!

10 months ago

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