College Planning for Seniors

Narrow down the list of colleges you are considering applying to and learn each school’s admission requirements, deadlines, and financial aid.  Making a balanced list of schools, usually 6 colleges, will reduce your stress in application process.  2 target schools within your academic credentials (GPA/class rank, SAT or ACT); 2 dream  (or “reach”) schools, and 2 safety schools.

November 1 is the application deadline for Early Action/Decision or if you want to be considered for merit scholarships or honors programs. Colleges will consider October SAT Subject, SAT / ACT test scores.

During the summer (or early fall), write your first drafts of college application essays, which may take many hours. At Ivy Education in Northbrook, we can help you polish your impressive admissions essays (personal statements) to gain admissions into your dream schools. Ivy counselor, who have been teaching honors English for more than 10 years and/or have master’s degree in English education and/or have been coaching admissions consulting for more than 10 years, will coach you on how to organize your personal stories and depict your unique personality.

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Push yourself academically continuously. Take rigorous courses, such as AP classes, and study hard to earn the best grades over your junior-senior year. Success in rigorous courses demonstrates that you are well-prepared for college success, which is what prestigious colleges are looking for.