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1) Contact the college admissions office to find out which officer is in charge of your application. Be proactive. Be business-like, but do ask if your file is complete or if more information or clarifications would help.
2) Try something new. Enter a scholarship contest. Add an impressive activity to your list. Volunteer more. And let the college admissions office know. Colleges welcome genuine news of accomplishments or special interests which didn’t make it onto the application. This shows that you are still engaged. A note with the update also shows the college that you are interested enough to make a little extra effort.
3) File financial aid forms – early. But this means your parents will need to get their taxes done early, too. So give your folks extra time to focus on taxes and financial aid by doing more around the house. Take responsibility for more chores. Do the cooking.
4) Check to see which CLEP and AP tests your selected colleges will accept. Take a sample test – you can find samples at libraries, online, from your local high school, and in bookstores. The AP registration deadline is in March, but contact your local high school before deadline for information. Testing out of introductory college classes can save thousands of dollars and make freshman year much more interesting academically.
Meanwhile, enjoy winter’s end with your family. Help your mom finish up any delayed projects that you might not have gotten around to in earlier years. Work together on a puzzle or a craft. Remember her for Valentines Day. Next year, you may be away at college, so take this opportunity now.