Creating a college application calendar will make the admission process easier and give you your best chance at being accepted to your favorite college. Here are a few tips that can help you get started planning your college application process.
Start early – Some students plan for college from day one of their high school careers, by taking AP courses and participating in extracurricular activities. By your junior year, you should make sure that you are taking classes that will prepare you for your time in college.
Talk to you guidance counselor – one of the most valuable resources a student has available is the use of your high school guidance counselor. They have the experience and knowledge to help guide you through the application process, and they can help you develop a plan to get admitted to college. They can assist you in creating a master calendar to help you plan the process.
Dedicate a calendar to admissions scheduling – Whether you use a physical or online calendar, it is important to have a way of recording all the deadlines you will have scheduled. Between financial aid, assessment tests, college tours and school deadlines, you will want to have a way to remember all the dates.
Find calendars online – These can give you an idea of the schedule you will be facing. Peterson’s has a pair of such outlines available online – one for students and the other for parents.
Start early and plan ahead of time – This can be more important than anything else.