Seniors, before you know it admissions decisions will be released. There are a few things you could be doing while you’re waiting to hear.
- Confirm all your financial aid documents are complete. If you’ve submitted your FAFSA, you should have received your Student Aid Report (SAR). Make sure it’s correct and respond to any requests for any additional information immediately. If you’ve finished the CSS/Profile and/or any state applications pay attention to any requests for additional information in your inbox. If you haven’t worked on these forms yet, submit them as soon as possible. Don’t delay because aid is handed out on a first come first serve basis.
- Search for scholarships. There are so many resources to use to research scholarships. Scholarships have different deadlines, so continue to search and apply. There may be money out there to help fund your college education.
- Focus on your schoolwork. Colleges may still look at your grades, so don’t get distracted. Your admission and financial aid offers are contingent on maintaining your grades.
- Check your inbox daily. The schools to which you’ve been admitted may be reaching out to let you know about special programs and events for accepted students. Look into any opportunities they send you. If you applied for any scholarships, be on the look out for responses or requests for any follow-up actions on your part.
- Share good news with Admissions reps. Share only significant and meaningful accomplishments that you feel enhance your candidacy. If you’ve received any recognition, you should reach out to let them know. For example, if you’ve won an award or contest or have had your work published, take pride and share your good news with your Admissions rep. Athletic, artistic, and musical accomplishments should also be shared. Informing Admissions of your achievements could have a positive impact on your application.
- Consider any additional schools to which you’d like to apply. If you’ve had a change of heart about the schools you’ve applied to, there’s still time to apply to schools with both rolling and late admissions deadlines. Check with your guidance counselor for a list of schools still accepting applications.