With school winding down and summer break ruling most high school students’ thoughts, it hardly seems the time to think about college. But for high school juniors, the change of the calendar from May in order to June marks the steady countdown towards winter’s application deadlines.
Of course the summer is the time for you to relax, find enrichment, read a great book (or ten), and meet up with friends. For the savvy student, it can also be the time to move the college process forward, by visiting schools, starting to draft essays, and filling in programs. This allows students to bank useful hours that can be used for other activities during the very busy senior fall. If you’re looking to get ahead this summer but don’t quite know where to begin, look no further.
Our own Beth Heaton spoke along with Briana Boyington at USNews & World Report helping her to create a good interactive college admissions timeline for rising juniors. Don’t know when to begin visiting schools? Beth can help you tag the calendar. Not sure where to slot essay writing into your summer plans? August may be the best time to get the basketball rolling and maintain your momentum via application season. Worried about financial aid forms? Create your own schedule now to be sure you don’t miss a deadline.
Often the first step in order to success in college admissions will be sitting down with a calendar and planning out the year. Don’t waste another day: click through and get started!
Elizabeth Heaton is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions experts . Before coming to College Coach, Beth worked as a senior admissions official at University of Pennsylvania plus an alumni admissions ambassador at Cornell College.
Ian Fisher is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions specialists . Ian received his master’s in policy, organization, and leadership studies from the Stanford Graduate College of Education. Prior to joining College Coach, Ian worked as a senior admissions officer at Reed College.