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How does the college application timeline work?

I'm a junior, and I'm starting to feel a bit stressed about the college application process. Can someone please help me understand the timeline? When should I start working on applications, taking standardized tests, and asking for recommendation letters? Thanks in advance!

10 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're starting to think about the college application process early. Here's a general timeline to help you out:

1. Spring of Junior Year: Start researching colleges, visiting campuses (if possible), and creating a list of schools you're interested in. Begin preparing for standardized tests (SAT, ACT) if you haven't already.

2. Summer before Senior Year: Register for and take standardized tests if you haven't already, or retake them if needed. Begin working on your college essays and personal statements. Start researching scholarships and financial aid opportunities.

3. Early Senior Year: Request recommendation letters from teachers, counselors, and other adults who know you well. Continue working on your essays and personal statements. Stay organized with deadlines for each college on your list.

4. Fall of Senior Year: Submit your college applications! Early Decision/Early Action deadlines are typically in November, while Regular Decision deadlines are usually in January. Make sure to send your test scores and transcripts to each college you're applying to.

5. Spring of Senior Year: Wait for decisions, compare financial aid offers, and ultimately choose the college you'll attend. Good luck!

10 months ago

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