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The Timeline Before Senior Year

Just curious, but what should I be absolutely sure I have done before I head into senior year? Are there any crucial steps I should have completed in terms of college preparations or things that will make senior year go smoothly?

8 months ago

Hey there! It's awesome that you're planning ahead. Before senior year rolls around, it's a good idea to have a few things squared away. For starters, you'll want to ensure you've taken the ACT/SAT if that's part of your plan, as this gives you time to retake them if needed. Begin crafting your college list, taking into account factors like size, location, majors offered, and culture. This list will be your roadmap for applications. Also, start thinking about your college essay. Reflect on experiences that have shaped you or challenges you've overcome; this is the time to brainstorm and even draft some essays. And definitely stay on top of your grades and extracurriculars—these will be important for your applications. Lastly, consider visiting some college campuses if possible. It's a great way to get a feel for what you want in a college.

Scheduling a meeting with your guidance counselor to talk about timeline and choices can also provide personalized support based on your achievements and aspirations. By handling these aspects, senior year will feel a lot more manageable as you'll be better prepared to tackle applications and make informed decisions. Best of luck, and remember to take one step at a time!

8 months ago

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