The countdown to college application due dates has begun! Do you know your deadlines? Do you will need to write one or more supplemental essays? Are interviews required? What financial aid forms are you required to file? Have you sent your SAT and/or ACT scores? What about teacher recommendations and transcript requests? Is your head spinning yet?

Because there is so much to do in the next month, you need a plan of attack to reduce stress and increase efficiency. Get out your calendar and get ready to plan!

  • Confirm deadlines for college applications
  • Check in with your guidance counselor regarding transcripts and recommendations
  • Consider how to manage your school work along with your college applications
  • Refer to your calendar every day–more than once or twice!

Remember, if you check something off of your list every day, you will make significant progress by the new year!

Good luck as you finalize your applications and best for a great new year!

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