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Snow Day? Great! Work on Your College Applications

The snow is coming down in Littleton, Colorado and many students are finding that they have a SNOW DAY!  This is a great opportunity to spend some time on your college applications or your college search process.  Watch Katherine’s video, or ready the summary below for some great tips on how to get the most out of a snow day.

 

For seniors, use today to finish up your supplemental essays.  Supplemental essays are an important part of your college application, so don’t leave them until the last minute.  Colleges are using these essays to gage how interested you are in their school.  Make sure an write about specific programs or academic offerings that you are excited to participate in.  Most importantly, make sure you answer the question!  For more tips on supplemental essays, be sure to read my previous blog post on supplemental essays.

Another great idea for seniors is to get started on your thank you notes.  Write thank you notes to any admissions officers that you have recently interviewed with. You should also write thank you notes to any teachers that have completed your letters of recommendation.  Don’t forget your guidance counselor as well.

For juniors, snow days are great time to get organized.  By now you have probably received a ton of college brochures.  What do you do with it all?  Well Cara offers some great advice on how to weed through all of that mail and get things organized.

Snow days are also a great time for juniors to start thinking about standardized tests.  It is important to come up with a  standardized testing plan.  Look at the test dates for both the ACT and SAT and mark your calendar for both the test dates and registration deadlines.  You should also look at the SAT Subject test offerings and determine if you will be completing these exams as well.  SAT Subject tests are required or strongly recommended by several colleges.

Another “to do” list for juniors is to start your resume.  Don’t worry about formatting at this point, but just try to get all of the activities you have done on one piece of paper.

For sophomores, it is a good idea to just get started with your college research.  Start playing around with all of the college information websites that are out there.  We have listed some of our favorites on greatcollegeadvice.com.

So there you have it.  A few things to do as you stay inside and try to keep warm on this perfect snow day!

Katherine Price

Educational Consultant

 

 

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