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Your May Checklist: HS Juniors

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If you're finishing your junior year of high school, you're entering an important period in the college admissions cycle. Make sure you follow our May checklist and consult the dedicated resources to get you started on the process this month.

1. Craft your essays

Essential Readings:
1. 3 Tips for Writing College Essays in the Age of COVID-19
2. Crafting an Unforgettable College Essay
3. The Importance of Supplemental Essays in College Admissions
4. Supplemental Essay Tips
5. Essay Tips to Consider

Ask your questions or read through more discussions in our dedicated College Essays forum.

We also have a consolidated list of essay readers in our College Confidential community. Reach out to them for help!

2. Boost your application with strong extracurriculars

Essential Readings:
1. After-School Jobs Vs. Extracurricular Activities on Your College Application
2. Are Outside-of-School Extracurriculars Sufficient?
3. Get the Most out of Your Extracurriculars With 4 Key Tips

Deep dive into our community's vast knowledge and expertise and read through more insightful forum discussions on extracurriculars.

3. Create your college list

Essential Readings:
1. How to Stay on Track with College Prep Plans During COVID-19
2. Completing College Classes Online Due to Coronavirus
3. How Important Should a School’s Selectivity Be to You?
4. Creating Your College List? Consult These Tips First

4. Consider your financial aid options

Essential Readings:
1. 3 Ways to Save Money on College
2. Your Guide to Grant Aid
3. Which State Schools Do Not Charge an OOS Rate (and Will Also Give Merit Scholarships)?
4. EFC Formula for 2020-21 Released
5. The Psychological Effects of Loan Debt

Ask your questions or read through more discussions in our dedicated Financial Aid & Scholarships forum.

5. Take the AP tests

Essential Reading:
1. Should I Take Online AP Exams If I Know I’ll Do Poorly?

Ask your questions or read through more discussions in our dedicated AP Tests Preparation forum.

International students

Essential Readings:
1. Tips for International Students Applying to US Colleges this Fall
2. Important Advice for International Students
3. To All International Students Asking for Huge Amounts of Aid

Ask your questions or read through more discussions in our dedicated International Students forum.
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