Enough time had come. My bachelor’s degree was newly in hand, and I also decided to accept the first job I had been offered ( it absolutely was the Great Recession and the fear of unemployment was very real). Thankfully, working with highschool seniors as they navigated the college application process turned out to be always a fit that is great me! I learned many things working at a senior high school (do you realize there is a software that calculates the likelihood you’ll obtain a snowfall day?!), and each fall was a class in how difficult its to be always a 12th grader.
Senior year is tough! You are in your most difficult classes to date, you’re dealing with more and more responsibilities, you’re hitting a milestone nearly every week…and then we ask you to college. 12th grade may never be simple, but you can easily make it less hard. Though each pupil’s college process is unique, there are a small number of behaviors/mind sets that I have seen cause stress that is unnecessary and time again. Some call them the Four Horseman of the Common Appocalypse (and by some I mean me), but they are all avoidable once you learn just how to recognize the signs!
Focusing too much on what you can’t change.
Can you keep fretting about that C you got in freshman English? Are you regretting your decision to quit the track team? Many students spend their senior fall concentrating o Continue reading Things to Avoid whenever You’re Applying (or how to overcome your senior autumn)