Mid-Semester College Update

Okay guys and gals, as we head into the second half of the school year, we want to remind you of where you should be during this point in your college preparation process. So here is a friendly reminder for every grade level, which means that everybody should read this!

FRESHMAN

By now you guys should have a firm grasp on how to keep yourself organized amidst all the craziness that your teachers have thrown at you. Organization is crucial to getting those desirable grades, and it better have started now!

Did you find an extracurricular activity that interests you? If not, don’t give up. Extracurriculars are not just about building a resume they are about exploring your potential career interests. There’s something out there for everyone, so keep your head up and keep looking.

Be sure to meet with your counselor if you haven’t done so already. Don’t be shy with them. Become good friends with this person as they will be able to help you achieve your goals. Remember, anything is possible.

SOPHOMORES

Keep up those grades! You guys are in for the long haul, so hang in there just like you have. Don’t be bummed if you had a few slip-ups here and there this semester. You still have the second half of the semester, plus your final exams to make it up and come out on top.

How’s the college research coming along? Keep an eye out for the colleges that may interest you based on your desired field of study. Remember to find out their details regarding admissions requirements, financial aid, offered programs, etc.

Start thinking about the SAT, ACT, SAT II, and the AP exams. They are not too far away, the time to take them will be here before you know it, so you want to make sure that you are more than prepared.

JUNIORS

So did you make your college list? 10-15 schools, lets go! Remember to find the schools that match up with the areas of study that you are seeking to pursue.

You better keep those grades up! Don’t slack on us now! As you know, this year is your most important year for grades, you cannot mess this up!

Keep up the exam preparation. Do not lose focus. If you took the SAT in October and received the score of your dreams, congratulations! Now you can start focusing on the SAT II and the AP exams. If you were not satisfied with your score, then hit the books and take it again.

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SENIORS

Okay seniors, this semester has been a big one for you. Hang in there, you’re almost there! As you get closer to completion of your college applications, you should have your exam scores locked in by now.

Make sure the letters of recommendation are ready to go. Do not put this off! The last thing you want to do to somebody that is writing a nice letter about you is to ask them at the very last minute, forcing them to rush through it. They will not be very happy about this, and your recommendation might end up reflecting it.

Whether you have applied through Early Action or Early Decision, make sure those applications are almost done. If they are then take a deep breath, and send those babies off!

Great job everybody. We understand the workload is tough, and we know you guys are doing a wonderful job. Keep up the good work!

P.S. Remember to READ READ READ!!!

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