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Attention, rising high-school seniors!

This summer, when many rising seniors are putting their college plans on the back burner, you are taking full advantage of the summer to activate your college plans. Then, when others are scurrying around in the fall trying to find time for the college search and application processes, you will have completed most of the work in a thoughtful and gradual manner. By taking care of the June-July tasks, you will avoid being overwhelmed in the fall

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Get started early on college planning

Have a strong sense of who you are before you venture out on the college visit circuit and decide on the colleges to where you will apply. Having a clear understanding of your GPA, SAT/ACT results, strongest extra-curricular interests, and possible college majors, will clue you in to the colleges where you have the best chances of admission

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Communicating with Colleges

Your e-mail address, Facebook, and phone voice mail message all create impressions of who you are and how you want to be seen by the outside world. I am sure you have seen e-mail addresses and have heard voice mail messages that are in poor taste. Before you make your first contact with a college, make sure all of your social media impressions are professional

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Visits to Colleges

Of all the steps you take in the process of selecting a college, visiting the campus will probably have the greatest impact on determining which college you choose. College admission officers agree that, except where a visit is impossible, no student should select a college without having spent some time on the campus. At many colleges and universities (especially private institutions), an interview is highly desirable and sometimes required. Most college students and college counselors agree that the visit will have the greatest single impact in determining your college choice

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