…trying to prep for the ACT or SAT during your season will be hard. You have multiple opportunities to take each test, so be smart and take them when you’re not in season.
…before you invest a lot of time in the bigger, national scholarships. You can find a lot of money locally through businesses and organizations, churches, your parents’ employers, and civic groups that often goes overlooked. There’s also less competition locally so your chances of winning something are greater! There’s a lot to like about that.
…instead, schedule time for it and know when to take a break. This is most definitely a marathon and not a sprint.
…and while you may be faced with a tough decision depending on the number of acceptances you have received, you owe it to yourself to think about this decision carefully. Remember that your college experience is about what you put into it so make sure you know how each college best fits you academically, socially and financially.
…so as you make your decision on where you will attend college in the fall, make sure you take some time to thank all the people who have helped you along the way. Whether it’s your parents, your school counselor, admission counselors you connected with along the way, teachers who wrote your recommendations, a coach or someone you job shadowed with, they all played a role in your college search. Be sure to thank them and let them know where you decided to go.