Two of the most important tasks Juniors in High School must face are standardized testing (SAT and/or ACT tests) and College Admission Essays. Both can be overwhelming tasks, and when students are able to receive help from college admission specialists, they can feel prepared and have better results. As the following article states, now is the time to begin college admission preparation.
Juniors, here is your college admissions checklist for May:
Prepare for Standardized Testing
In addition to final exams, May and June are testing-intensive months with Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams, the SAT, SAT Subject Tests and the ACT. Get plenty of rest on the days leading up to the test and eat a healthy breakfast before each one. You are more likely to perform your best if you are relaxed and rested.
Start Thinking About Your College Essays
On the Common Application, you will be asked to write two essays for the primary application form and at least one additional essay for schools that have supplemental forms for their applications. Given that the essays are likely to be the part of the college application process that will take the most of amount of time, make sure to give yourself plenty of time during the summer and fall to brainstorm topics and write, review and revise your college essays. Now is a good time to begin brainstorming potential topics.