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When should I start working on college applications?

Hello everyone! I'm a junior in high school, and I've been wondering when the best time is to start working on my college applications. I don't want to procrastinate, but I also don't want to feel overwhelmed. Does anyone have any advice on when to start and how to stay organized? Thanks!

11 months ago

Hi there! It's great to see that you're thinking about college applications early. As a junior, you're in a perfect position to start preparing. I recommend beginning your research on colleges and programs this year, making a list of potential schools and noting their application requirements and deadlines. During the summer before your senior year, you can start working on your personal statement and brainstorming essay topics. This way, you'll have a head start and can focus on polishing your essays and gathering recommendation letters once senior year begins. To stay organized, create a spreadsheet or calendar with all the important deadlines and tasks. Break down each application into smaller tasks and set deadlines for yourself to ensure you're making progress. Remember to give yourself enough time to revise your essays and complete any supplemental materials. Best of luck in your college application journey!

11 months ago

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