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Karlie Blaz, Crown Staff

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As incoming freshmen start fresh and look ahead for the years and memories to come, juniors and seniors think ahead of what the future holds. The process of applying and preparing for college can be stressful, and it can be agonizing just to think about deadlines, essays, and transcripts. So here is a list of tips on how to be as prepared as possible for applying to college.

  1. Pick a major. Many colleges will ask what you are thinking to major potentially to see if you are compatible with their programs. If you don’t have a clue about what you want to study and major, that’s okay! It’s alright if you don’t know what you want to major in yet. If you need help or want ideas, go to guidance- they’re always willing to help out students. Make an appointment with one of the counselors and discuss hobbies, athletics, and grades. Marian has the friendliest guidance department!
  2. Next, begin to research schools you have an interest in their main programs of study (specific majors), campus location, extracurricular, athletics, campus life, etc. You might have a school in mind you’ve been dreaming to go to since middle school, or you might not have a clue where to begin. Either way, pick out more than one school to apply to and make sure you have a variety of at least 3-6.
  3. The next step is one of the most important: deadlines. Do not waste time and wait until the last minute, rushing to complete applications, transcripts, or essays. Think ahead of time to finish your work so it’s put together nicely. Even if the school does not have their admissions open for applications yet, it will be very helpful to get all the necessary materials done ahead of time.
  4. Campus visits are also very important, although they can be done before senior year. If you have already narrowed it down to a few choices, then bring a parent to go explore the campus life. It’s a good idea to visit the college you plan to attend before actually committing. Try to get a feel for the life you might be pursuing. Make sure you check out the downtown area, restaurants, sports, weather, dorms, and the overall campus itself.
  5. Lastly, the most valuable information I could possibly give is to relax. Enjoy the time you have with your class at Marian, for you may not know the next time you will all be together!
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