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What should I be doing this summer to prepare for college applications?

Hi guys! I'm a junior and starting to think about my future college applications. What are some things I should be doing this summer to make sure I'm ready? Any advice helps!

9 months ago

Hi there! It's a great idea to start thinking about college applications early. There are a few things you can do this summer to prepare yourself:

1. Start researching colleges: Create a list of colleges you might be interested in, check out their programs, and try to visit the campuses if possible. This will help you narrow down which colleges to apply to when the time comes.

2. Work on your essays: Drafting and editing college essays can be time-consuming. Use the summer to brainstorm and work on your personal statement, as well as any supplemental essays required by colleges on your list.

3. Participate in extracurricular activities: Summer is a great time to gain experience in various activities, such as volunteering, internships, or summer programs. These experiences can help showcase your interests and passions, making you a stronger college applicant.

4. Prepare for standardized tests: If you haven't taken the SAT or ACT yet, or you're looking to improve your score, summer is an ideal time for test prep and practice exams.

Best of luck with your college applications!

9 months ago

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