- 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 ideas:
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: https://www.zeemee.com/common- 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.