If you’re a senior in high school, there are probably tons of things on your mind, like writing college applications, doing SAT prep, maintaining a good GPA, and oh right – finishing up homework!Â This week’s College News Roundup provides tips on how to choose teachers to write your college recommendations, stay calm amidst everything going on during senior year, and make sure you get the most out of your college financial aid package.
Not only should the teacher who provides your recommendation like you, but that teacher should also be a great writer who can eloquently express your strengths on paper.Â Check out more tips on choosing teachers to write your recommendations in this New York Times blog post by the dean of admission and financial aid at Connecticut College.
Your college years are a great time to start building credit history and learning good spending habits.Â Read ways to get a solid financial foundation on the ground in this US News post.
Make the most of when college representatives visit your school, but don’t expect that getting chummy with an admissions counselor from X University will automatically get you in.Â Find out more tips in this New York Times blog post.
Worried about college admissions, your GPA, research reports, or all of the above?Â Senior year is tough, and the Titan Tribune from Heide Trask High School provides a good list of what to do to help relieve that stress.
If you’re worried about how you (and your parents) will finance your college experience, make sure you check out these recommendations on the Forbes blog to get the best financial aid package possible.