In 11th grade the college list is finalized into safety, target and reach schools. Students deepen their impact in extracurricular activities in meaningful ways in addition to taking on leadership positions (e.g., winning local or regional awards, publishing a paper, raising funds for charity). The summer after 11th grade is the student’s best chance to demonstrate excellence in a field of interest such as an internship, a deep volunteer experience, starting their own company, or working a meaningful job. Often these experiences require in-depth applications and I can help with that process. Some students might want to begin test prep the summer before junior year.
Apply for summer internships/jobs
The summer before senior year is a good time for test prep if needed. By August 1st, the application process begins, and families need to decide if their student is applying Early Decision (ED), Restrictive Early Action, or Early Action. The time period between Spring of Junior year and January of Senior year is the most time intensive period of the college application process and about two-thirds of the total time spent. This is when essays and applications are written, and tests are taken, and acceptances are considered.
MAY 1 DECISION DAY!