Spring College Visits; Summer Plans
For Seniors – Admission Decisions are Coming Soon!
For Juniors – March is the time for you to GET MOVING!
—> Keep those grades up! This is a very important year – and this semester’s grades will be the last grades colleges see on your application. There is almost nothing more important for you right now.
—> Plan some college visits during Spring Break. You will get the best feel for a campus when you visit in person. Even if you can’t fly out of town, visit some local colleges, like Chapman University (City of Orange), or the Claremont Colleges (5 colleges in one square mile – you can visit 2 in one day), or any of the local UC or Cal State schools. Take the official tour, and talk to students on campus. You can read my impressions of the colleges I have toured (in California and outside of California). More to come after my April trip!
—> If you haven’t started to create a resume for yourself, do that now. Make note of all of the extra-curricular activities you have taken part in since the summer after 8th grade. Keep track of how many hours per week, and weeks per year you spent on each activity. Jobs count, volunteering counts, and so do activities through school, through your church or synagogue or any outside group. Don’t forget music and/or art lessons and sports, club or team.
—> Start thinking about what you will do with your summer. Spend a week volunteering intensively. Take a summer course. Start a summer business cutting neighbors’ lawns or bushes. Do something other than *just* hang out at the beach and tweet your friends! Check out this post for more information and a downloadable list of summer program options.
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