Despite thinking that the hardest part of the application process would be the actual application, for many families the waiting game can feel just as unnerving. Sitting on your hands during the months of January through March can feel like an eternity. In the latest article on the College Coach Insider blog, we explore some things you can and should be doing while you await decisions from admissions offices. Some examples:
- Write thank you notes or emails (not texts!) to your teachers and school counselor for writing your letters of recommendation.
- Make sure colleges where you were deferred know you are still interested (if you are). The best advice here is to be brief and reach out once so they know you are interested. More is not better here. If they are your first choice college, feel free to say as much. Call any school where you were deferred and are no longer interested and withdraw your application.
- Keep studying! All colleges and universities will require a final transcript to be submitted before a student is allowed to officially enroll. A little senioritis is fine. A lot will potentially find you starting your freshman year already on academic probation.
- Do not wait to be admitted before applying for financial aid. Financial aid application deadlines for Regular Decision candidates can come up any time between January and March, and if you wait until you’ve received your acceptance, you’ve likely already missed your financial aid application deadline. If you believe you’ve applied for aid already, be sure to log into each college’s applicant portal to ensure your financial aid application is complete.
For more tips, head over to blog.getintocollege.com to check out the full post.