The essays, the endless applications, the deadlines, the checklists, the fees, the tests, the acceptances, the rejections.
Applying for college can arguably be one of the most stressful, heartbreaking, gratifying and exciting experiences in a student’s high school career.
We Los Alamos High School seniors have just come to the end of the arduous process, beginning our college searches as early as junior year and making our final decisions as late as May 1.
Through web searches, meetings with counselors and oodles of time spent digging through college websites, we’ve discovered a lot about the college admissions process that regular college preparation books might not mention.
Before I embark on the next steps of my life, I’ve decided to pass down what I have learned for the benefit of the LAHS students who are about to start applying for college. This is not a comprehensive list; rather, these are just a few tips and tricks I have picked up along the way.
Junior year pre-college search essentials: