After three grueling years of academics, senior year has finally arrived! Of course, there's important work still to be done. Now is time for rising seniors to roll up their sleeves and lay the foundation for a successful college application season. In this post, we’ll run through a checklist of five college admissions priorities for rising seniors to work on starting now. Specifically, we’ll discuss how to:
- Finalize your college list—the single most important factor upon which nearly all of your other decisions over the next four months will depend
- Identify and achieve your target SAT/ACT score before application deadlines
- Begin essays and applications
- Identify financial aid and scholarships
- Determine whether you need to take SAT Subject Tests
The checklist includes links to many of our other resources, including our College Essay Planning Formula, which many of our students have used as the basis for highly successful college application essays. Let’s get to work!