Create proactive plans NOW to optimize choices later
Explore academic and personal pursuits and leadership opportunities
Review study skills and time management
Build a competitive high school transcript: intentionally plan curriculum and establish strong GPA
February – June: Develop, draft, finalize the main college essay and craft a starter résumé to send to colleges
Mid-June: Finalize main college essay (Common Application or Coalition Application)
July: RELAX & ENJOY summer break
Request letters of recommendation from teachers or coaches
Develop a college list based on academic, financial, social, and geographic preferences, and schedule campus visits, tours, and interviews
August – December: Research colleges and write personalized, persuasive supplemental essays for colleges that require them
Review résumé and optimize structure for submitting to colleges
Design LinkedIn page using résumé and start searching internships and job opportunities
Complete the Common App/main essay – Schedule 4–6 sessions with me to brainstorm,draft, revise, and polish this narrative essay BEFORE the summer!
No writing! Yes, really. Rest.
Common Application goes live: update / fine tune AND…
Check to see if each school’s supplemental essay(s) questions have changed, and startdrafting supplemental essays.
Schedule a session with me to help you interpret the questions, research strategicresponses, draft, revise, and polish.
Schedule 4–5 supplemental essay sessions with me to continue strategizing effectiveresponses and to finalize essays.
Start submitting applications during the week of October 18.
Finalize all essays and written portions of college application.
Submit all regular decision applications.
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