Off to college soon—or hope to be? Here’s some advice, straight from Admissions, about what you should consider working on this time of year to better prepare yourself for what lies ahead. Wherever you are in the college application process, you’ll find a tip that applies to you below!
If you’re a junior:
√ Sign up for our Junior Chat. On February 25 at 7:00 p.m., we'll be hosting a live chat online about exactly this topic—what you can do now to best prepare for college. It'll be a great way to get more advice, as well as submit any questions you have. Register now to be sure you don't miss it.
√ Finalize your spring break plans. Hopefully you’ve got a list of schools you’re planning on visiting during your time off in the warmer months ahead. Review this list, add or remove schools according to your interest, and contact Admissions offices to schedule, or confirm, your visits.
If you’re a senior:
√ Revisit the schools you’ve been admitted to. Now that you’ve started to receive admissions decisions in the mail, head back to the schools you got accepted to (Siena’s February Accepted Student Days are the 11th, 15th, and 16th). You’ll get a better idea of your fit at each school now that the weight of acceptance is off your shoulders! (Be sure to look for these three things while you’re there.) And if you’re still waiting on decisions, keep up with your emails and check your mailbox.
√ Complete, and follow up on, your FAFSA. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) became available for students as of January 1, so if you haven’t submitted yours yet, do so ASAP. Already applied? Login to your account to double check that your application has been processed, then wait for your Student Aid Report (SAR) to arrive.
Juniors, remember... Sign up for our live chat!