Two more days before the common application deadline—you’re panicking, thinking about how you can further improve your application. Relax. You’ve made it this far—you’ll be fine. A lot of students end up stressing themselves out hours before the deadline when in fact, you should just be staying calm, and doing your best with what you have. But don’t forget NOT to wait until the last minute to submit your application unless you want Common App to hang on you.
Here are a few last-minute reminders to work with for the college application process:
- Fill in the additional information
- Double check your grammar
- Ask somebody to read your work for you (it can be your parents, teachers, mentors, etc.)
- Think about what your admissions officers will be looking for
- Don’t be afraid to be unique and different—be who yourself
- Read through your essays a few more times—can you visualize what you’re saying?
- Check if there are other schools you want to apply to with similar prompts to essays you’ve already written
- Take a deep breath, and you’re ready to submit
- Congratulations, you’ve made it!
The college application process is like a lottery. Nobody except those in the admissions office really know what happens behind the scenes. The only thing students can really do once they submit is to stay calm and relax.
No matter what happens, making it this far is an accomplishment in itself. Let the college admissions officers do the rest. They know whether you’re ready or not. They know whether you’re fit for X or Y university. Things will work.
Pat yourself in the back. Celebrate. You’ve made it to the finish line; it’s time to enjoy senior year.