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What high schoolers should do in November

Posted By Katie Cooney Lesko | November 3, 2014

Every month, our admissions team will post a checklist of a couple things you could be doing at that time to 1) move along in the admissions process, or 2) better prepare yourself for when you’re ready to apply. Here’s our advice for November.


If you’re a junior:

√ Keep gathering more information. Continue to attend college fairs in your area and research more information about potential colleges online. Ask your guidance office if any college representatives are visiting your high school to talk one-on-one with interested students. (And if they are, go equipped with a list of questions.)

√ Plan your spring break. Now is a good time (before holiday madness sets in) to think about visiting campuses during spring break next year. Make some appointments now and start to map out your route so you can visit several in one trip.

If you’re a senior:

√ Fine-tune your essay. It’s the one part of your application where you can really convey to admissions officers who you are and how well you write. (Check back here soon for a downloadable reference guide that will help you perfect your personal statement.)

√ Submit your application. Whether you’re interested in applying for Early Action (non-binding), Early Decision (binding) or Regular Admissions, the earlier the better. That way, your part is done and you can relax.

One more thing! Are you taking the SAT on November 8? Download our SAT checklist now to find out our best preparation tips.

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