Beyond daydreams of lounging on a beach perhaps, most high school students are not contemplating their summer plans in the dead of winter, but believe it or not, now is the time for high schoolers to start considering what they may want out of their summer experience. Many college-based summer programs are now accepting applications and have application deadlines before the end of winter.  Before making your summer commitments, however, be sure to check out Elizabeth Heaton’s tips for planning your summer in this installment of College Coach’s Insider Tips.

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Written by Elizabeth Heaton
Elizabeth Heaton is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions experts. Before coming to College Coach, Beth worked as a senior admissions officer at University of Pennsylvania and an alumni admissions ambassador at Cornell University.