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June 7, 2010

High School Juniors: Explore Your Options This Summer

*This is an archived post. For up-to-date information on the CA4, go to our section on Admission FAQ's!

How is it possible that junior year is over (or almost over) and when you return to school after a relaxing summer, you will be a senior in high school? Students (and teachers, by the way) deserve a nice rest from the pressures of tests, papers, and balancing all kinds of activities and obligations. But (You knew there would be a “but”) summer is also the best time to explore your college options and to plan ahead. By the time you get back to school in September, every college will have posted its application online! As a matter of fact, the Common Application (which will have close to 415 schools participating in it this year) has already posted a preview of its 2011 application! Wouldn’t it be great to have made your choices and to have written drafts of your essays by the time Labor Day rolls around? Also, if you are planning to apply early, you need to be sure that you have already taken or plan to take all the standardized tests required by the colleges you hope to attend.

Last, don’t forget to ask your teachers in advance for recommendations! Some teachers like to write them over the summer when they, too, are not bombarded with school work.

Please be sure to take advantage of the information here, and contact us when you are ready to proceed.

Have a great summer!

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