We know December is perhaps the busiest month of the year, but don’t forget about your college search! There’s so much to do and the winter season is no exception. Here are some suggestions of what you can work on this month to get ahead.For instance, you can start outlining ideas for an admissions essay. You can also create a short list of teachers and mentors that you can ask for letters of recommendation. The time to ask for letters of recommendation will be here before you know it. We suggest asking recommenders during the second semester of junior year, which gives them plenty of time to carefully craft your letters amidst their busy schedules.Talk to them about your application process, financial expectations, scheduling college visits, and meetings with your college counselor. It’s important to have these conversations so that your family is on the same page with your college plan. The week between Christmas and New Year’s is a great time to have this conversation. Your parents or guardians may have a more flexible work schedule during this week, and you won’t be busy with homework and extracurricular activities. Try to prepare in advance for this conversation by organizing your own thoughts on the college admissions process.Other students will be working to fill up their summer months as well. Now is a great time to make a list of places you'd like to consider and reach out to them about their summer hiring outlook and process. Companies will be hiring summer interns at this point, and any study abroad or summer camp experiences may have deadlines this month or next.
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