“Charlie” called me yesterday in a panic. With college application deadlines rapidly approaching, he was suddenly overwhelmed by the amount of work he still had to do on essays and the applications themselves. When we had met two months earlier to discuss his college list, those deadlines seemed so far away, giving Charlie the sense that he had all the time in the world; after all, how hard could it be to fill out information about himself and write a few essays?
“I know you told me to get drafts of my essays to you right after we met, but I just didn’t take it that seriously in the summertime,” he said sheepishly. Now, with a heavy school schedule and a fall sport, Charlie is pressed to make time for his applications. Together, we fleshed out a college application timeline for him to follow, leading up to his earliest deadline of November 1st.