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  • Jill Madenberg

Spring Break Is A Great Time To Get Ahead!

Spring Break is a great time to visit colleges and catch up on school work and test prep​. ​The best thing you can do for yourself is to do well in school and finish Junior year as strong as possible​.

But, IF you find yourself sitting around with nothing to do during break and wish you could get ahead with the college process, ​we​ have some great idea​s:

  • Plan to ask teachers to write a letter of recommendation for you some time in the next few weeks. You want academic teachers who know you well and can write about you anecdotally, preferably in a field related to your major.

  • Spend time working on your resume/activity sheet. Some colleges allow you to attach a separate resume and some schools prefer you use the grid available on the Common App to give colleges a sense of your activities, involvement and honors. If you haven't already done so, write up a list of all your activities and any academic honors to use as a reference for different application questions.

  • There are a growing number of schools that allow students to upload a video on their application. The videos should capture something special and be under 5 minutes. Consider whether you'd like to submit a ZeeMee link: app

  • Start gathering data for your college list.

  • Take a look at the Common App and Coalition essay prompts for next year and start brainstorming.

  • Consider registering for May and June Subject Tests.

  • Plan a meaningful summer.

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