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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
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What can I do to absolutely rock my senior year academically and with extracurriculars?

I'm currently a junior and starting to feel the pressure of senior year looming over me. Does anyone have tips or personal experiences on how to own this school year? I'm looking for ways to excel in both my classes and extracurriculars! Any advice on time management, setting goals, or balancing responsibilities would be super helpful.

7 months ago

Tackle your senior year with confidence! For academics, create a balanced schedule where you're challenging yourself, but not burning out. Prioritize your coursework, considering AP or honors classes that interest you and align with your potential college goals.

Now, regarding extracurriculars, aim for depth over breadth. Choose activities where you can take on leadership roles or achieve at a high level (think Tier 2 or 3 extracurriculars). Check out CollegeVine's guide to the 4 Tiers of Extracurriculars here: https://blog.collegevine.com/breaking-down-the-4-tiers-of-extracurricular-activities

Time management is crucial. Try dividing your work into manageable chunks and incorporate study breaks to maintain productivity. Remember, quality trumps quantity; it's more impactful to be deeply involved in a few activities than to spread yourself thin across many.

Lastly, don't forget to take care of yourself. Senior year is important, but so is your wellbeing. Make time for relaxation and activities you enjoy outside school and college applications. You've got this!

7 months ago

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