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When is the best time to start applying for colleges?

Hey everyone, I'm a junior, and I'm a bit stressed about the college application timeline. When do you think is the best time for me to start applying for colleges? What should I work on now to prepare?

9 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're thinking about college applications early. Starting now can give you a head start and make the application process less stressful. Generally, the summer before senior year is an excellent time to begin working on your applications. However, you can prepare yourself even now by focusing on a few key aspects.

Firstly, maintain strong academic performance, as well as get involved in extracurricular activities to build a well-rounded profile. Acting on your interests and passions will undoubtedly strengthen your application and make you a more attractive candidate.

Secondly, research colleges you're interested in and make a list of your top school choices. This will help when it's time to start applying and pinpointing the schools that would be a great fit for you, both academically and socially.

Lastly, start preparing for standardized tests like the SAT or ACT, if you haven't already. A solid score on these exams is an essential component of your college application.

Overall, keep up the good work and stay organized as you approach the application process. Best of luck!

9 months ago

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