This time of year is busy for all high schoolers.
Seniors: Decision time. In terms of college admissions, you are either accepted, rejected, waitlisted, or perhaps some combination of all three at this point. Now it’s time to make a decision before the May 1 deposit deadline.
: Quite truly, the junior spring portion of my program is called “The most difficult and rewarding 12 weeks” and I stand by it. You have SATs/ACTs, you have after school activities/sports, you are asking teachers for recommendation letters
, and oh, by the way, you have this thing called high school academics. It’s a lot.
Sophomores: This is when the first whisperings of “college” begin...and it can be overwhelming. A lot of questions are running through your head. “What academic area do I want to focus in?” “What classes should I choose?” “Is AP Lit going to be too hard next year?” “Am I going to make the varsity team?” are just a few of the many questions I hear.
Freshmen: This year, more than ever, has been a tremendously odd way to start your high school career. I feel for you. It’s not easy when ¾ of your year has been spent on Zoom. Perhaps, given where you are in the country, you have entered the walls of your high school for the first time this spring.
This time of year is, perhaps, equally crazy for me. I’m helping seniors with their waitlists
, helping juniors who are in the very middle of my college planning program
and interviewing sophomores who are considering joining. It’s a lot. But I also understand, even with this, I don’t have nearly the stress most high schoolers (or their parents) have this time of year. And so, in order to align with my goal of minimizing stress, I figured I would help answer the same question, regardless of if you are a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior:
“What should I do TODAY to help my college planning process?”