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Your June Checklist: HS Juniors

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edited May 29 in STUDENT LOUNGE
You're officially a rising senior, which means you've got quite a few college application responsibilities on your plate. Consider these resources as you start your journey to college.

1. START HERE

1. Use These Infographics As Your College Admissions Checklists
2. 6 Ways Rising HS Seniors Can Prep for College This Summer

1. Create your college list

Essential Readings:
1. How the Common Data Set Can Help You Determine Your Admission Odds
2. How to Choose Dream, Target And Safety Schools
3. What Counts as a Financial Safety School?

2. Boost your application with strong extracurriculars

Essential Readings:
1. How Does a Student Do Standout Extracurriculars During a Pandemic?
2. Get the Most out of Your Extracurriculars With 4 Key Tips
3. Help ... I have NO Extracurriculars for My Common App

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

3. Craft your essays

Essential Readings:
1. 3 Tips for Writing College Essays in the Age of COVID-19
2. How to Mine Your Personal Experiences for Essay Topics
3. How Formal Should A College Essay Be?
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!

4. Secure strong recommendation letters

Essential Readings:
1. How Important Are Teacher Recommendations?
2. How to Ask a Teacher for a College Recommendation Letter
3. I Don't Have a Teacher to Request a Letter of Recommendation from
4. Can a Recommendation from a Professor of the University You’re Applying to Help Boost Your Chances?
5. Do Universities Allow You to Submit Letter of Recommendation from Elective Teachers?
6. Who Should Write my Letters of Recommendation?

5. Prep for the ACT/SAT test

Essential Readings:
1. When Should You Send Test Scores to Test-Optional Colleges?
2. Infographic: Cornell, Tufts Among Schools Going Test Optional This Fall
3. Test-Optional Admission: What You Need to Know Right Now
4. Directory of Schools Going Test Optional for 2020-2021

Ask your questions or read through more discussions in our dedicated SAT and ACT Tests & Test Preparation forum.

International students

Essential Readings:
1. Tips for International Students Applying to US Colleges this Fall
2. 6 Facts International Applicants Should Know About US Colleges

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