When I talk to students, parents and grandparents about college application season, they think it begins in late fall. However some of my rising high school seniors already have college acceptances and scholarships by August and September. And some colleges have deadlines starting as early as October.
By now, at a minimum, rising seniors should have:
- a stellar essay written
- should have asked or be about to ask for references
- should know where they plan to apply
- should have an idea of college major
- should know their financial situation with regard to their family and college costs
If they do not have these things, there is time to catch up if they start NOW. Wouldn't it be great to start school in a few weeks with these things done? Time to get busy seniors. The early bird often gets the scholarships.