You’re still sitting on the fence over your college list and you don’t know how to finalize it or how long it should be.
The applications look daunting and you are afraid to move passed the registration page.
You’ve had “writer’s block” all summer over your Personal Statement.
The tension at home is making a simple family dinner a thing to avoid.
You think no one has worse SAT scores than you.
All your classmates seem to have it so much more together than you.
What if nobody accepts me?
All this college application work and essay writing feels like another class has been added into your schedule.
You don’t know how to answer the question “why do you want to apply to XYZ university”. You don’t know why other than it’s a good school.
You don’t think you’ve been active enough through high school, or had enough leadership experience.
You want make your own first real adult decision, but you also want to run away and hid in your pillow fort.
How do you make it suck less? Let’s even go so far as to say stress-free, manageable, and fun?
It’s not too late! Start now. Commit to getting some work done this summer. And find someone you trust to help you get organized, keep the peace at home, and navigate your way through the college admissions process.
If, for whatever reason, finding this person in your school is not an option, an experienced independent college counselor can help. One good place to look is IECA. http://www.iecaonline.com/index.html.
You don't have to go it alone. The power is in your hands. Make the whole senior year great and with lots of successes.
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