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When should I start preparing for college applications?

Hey guys, I'm a junior, and I'm starting to feel a bit overwhelmed with the whole college application process. When should I start preparing for college applications to give myself the best chance of success? Any advice would be appreciated!

10 months ago

Hello! It's great that you're thinking about the college application process early on. Ideally, you should start preparing for college applications during your junior year. This gives you ample time to research colleges, gather information, and become familiar with deadlines and requirements. You can begin by researching schools you're interested in, visiting campuses, and attending college fairs. Also, take time to focus on your grades, extracurricular activities, and standardized tests like the SAT or ACT if required. As you head into the summer before your senior year, start working on your personal statement or essay, as well as gathering letters of recommendation. Finally, be sure to stay organized and create a timeline with deadlines for each part of the application process. Remember, it's never too early to start preparing, and it can help alleviate some of the stress that comes with college applications. Good luck!

10 months ago

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