Getting a rejection letter from a college can be a painful blow. Especially this year with a college admissions scandal in every major newspaper, it may seem that the process is rigged or unfair to the core. You may wonder, “Why was I not accepted? What else could I have done?”
The answer – nothing. College admission is competitive, and some rejections are part of the process. Although the recent exposure of an admissions scandal has shocked the country, at its heart the college admissions process is made up of individuals who care deeply about students and the universities they represent. You put your best foot forward with your application, and admission officers have done their best job to choose a class that fills the needs of the college. Unfortunately, not everyone who applies will be accepted, but that doesn’t mean that your application wasn’t given a thorough...
Have you considered studying abroad? What if you could study abroad for your entire college experience rather than just one semester? Studying in the United Kingdom could be a great way for you to experience another culture for college without worrying about a language barrier.
The UK has some of the most prestigious universities in the world – Oxford, Cambridge, and Imperial College of London all rank among the top 10 – along with over 160 colleges and universities across the country. Just like in the U.S., you can find a university that fits your style.
There are several advantages to studying in the United Kingdom:
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The College Visit
Depending on your time and interest level, plan one of the following types of college visits:
In addition to the basic visit schedule – an information session, a campus tour, and a meal on campus – ask if you can add the following appointments at the schools that you are most interested in:
Using your spring break to visit colleges is a great idea, but be aware of spring break schedules for the colleges you wish to visit. It’s best to see a college when students are on campus. Here are a few tips to prepare for your spring college visits.
Last week, the Common Application announced that the essay prompts for 2019-2020 will remain the same as they were in 2018-2019 application. So, what are you waiting for? Now is a great time to start brainstorming topics for your Common App essay.
2019-2020 Common Application Essay Prompts
What are your plans for summer? Now is the time to find programs for next summer to participate in. Do it this month! Many programs fill up early. Many have deadlines as early as February.
What types of summer programs are there?
Want to take an AP government class or a Biology AP class in the summer? Or be on a college campus? Or are you an international student needing to brush up on English. Several options exist for you.
Take advantage of opportunities to do research in an area of interest. Local colleges may have programs for high school students to assist with faculty research, or take the time to investigate your own interests.
Hone your sport skills by participating in a camp or program on a college campus. Check with your coach for summer opportunities.
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Welcome back from winter break! Now is the time to review your MID YEAR CHECKLIST. January is a great time to get organized and jump-start your college search.
1. Meet with your high school counselor
2. Gear up for next year
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