Happy New Year!
Application deadlines are coming up soon. Check the deadlines of your favorite college, and make sure the application gets in on time. If you haven't lined up as many colleges to apply as you think will be safe, take a look at a list on the College Search & Selection Forum of some "outstanding" and "noteworthy" colleges that will help you round out your application list with some more "reaches," "matches," or even strong "safeties."
Some may have later admission application deadlines than others. Also check the financial aid deadlines for all your favorite colleges. The Financial Aid & Scholarships Forum
has many helpful threads about financial aid issues.
Once you've submitted everything, relax and enjoy the rest of your high school studies and activities. A large number of questions come up for applicants AFTER they apply--you can use the College Confidential search features
to look for previous threads in which your concerns have been discussed. News comes out from different colleges on different dates, but by the first week of April you should know results from all the colleges you have applied to. Compare offers--I hope you have more than one to choose from--and decide where to attend.
Waiting for admission news can be hard. Let's support and encourage one another during the waiting. If the forums get stressed out, review the Terms of Service
and calm down before posting. If you see a post that keeps you from enjoying your participation here, report it to the moderation team with the "Report Problem Post" link that appears on every post.