college application deadlines

What to Know About College Application Deadlines

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College is around the corner. With only a year or two left until
graduation, it’s time to start wrapping up those applications. If you’re
serious about higher education, then you know that the application process
really starts during your junior year of high school. Most college applications
are due during the fall and winter of your senior year. That means you need to
have your SATs or ACTs taken care of, request your official transcripts,

Juniors: Practice Making Your Essays Shine!

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You work hard during the school year. Now that you are finishing up your junior year in high school, you may already have taken the SAT. From here, college applications are the next college preparation task you’re going to tackle, which might mean writing an essay to send to your schools of choice. Summer is the perfect opportunity to take your time and practice making your college essay as perfect as it can be.

The Different Types of College Admission Deadlines

college application deadlines

In the world of college applications, words like “early decision,” “priority deadline” and “rolling deadline” can make a high school senior’s head spin. Understanding the major types of admission deadlines can be helpful as you consider college options, so let’s take a look at some:

Early Decision

An early decision deadline is typically in the fall of your senior year. This kind of deadline is very similar to “early action,” with one big difference: an early decision application is binding.