10 Commandments of the college admissions process

So, last week I shared my thoughts on the important basics needed as families begin the college admissions process. I talked about:

Commandment1: I suggested that chelsea fc x4806 coque iphone 6 iphone 6s 1coques6siphone6121 a student should blackpink cover album bw o5077 coque iphone 6 iphone 6s 1coques6siphone3621 spend some time understanding who they are, what they want and where they’d like to be in the future.

Commandment3: I strongly recommended that families begin visiting campuses early in the process and to go beyond the standard fare of just the samsung galaxy a5 2017 coque rinoshield required information session coque galaxy grand disney and a campus tour.

Commandment4: I encouraged students to get involved in their community outside of their high school and

Commandment5: I emphasized that students should take the coque samsung a5 2016 disney princesse most rigorous curriculum they can handle inside their school.

Today’s column will feature Commandments 6 10:

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Commandment samsung j3 2017 coque psg 7: MAKE YOUR SUMMERS COUNT. Do something over the summer that no one else in your high school coque samsung a8 harry snoopy harley davidson w8816 coque iphone 6 iphone 6s 1coques6siphone8623 potter is doing. Summer activities are one of the best opportunities for a student to set themselves apart. Show colleges what you care about, what’s important to you.

Commandment8: DEMONSTRATE LEADERSHIP. Here’s the caveat, coque samsung a5 2017 licorne not everybody is destined to be a leader, but if you have the confidence and people skills, use them. Leadership is samsung j3 2016 coque the single most transferrable characteristic from high school to college. Follow your passions and get involved in clubs and activities that you really care about, not ones you think will look good on your resume.

Commandment9: CREATE A RESONABLE LIST. Don’t panic and overapply. You’re better off doing belkin coque iphone 7 your due diligence up coque samsung j3 crane front; determining why each college needs to stay on super mario l2782 coque iphone 6 iphone 6s 1coques6siphone11123 your list, having a balanced list with reach schools, target schools and safety schools and knowing you could be happy in a variety of settings.

Commandment10: ENCOURAGE PERSPECTIVE FROM EVERYONE. 9 coque iphone 7 This is targeted at both parents and students. This isn’t a coque lifeproof galaxy s10 life and death scenario. You CAN be happy at a range of schools. That isn’t to say you shouldn’t have a top choice, but rather, recognize how fortunate you will be to have choices and carry that perspective as you move through the process. This means that families shouldn’t stress about standardized tests; plenty of amazing colleges and universities are test optional.

Navigating the college admissions process can be stressful, but try to take these “commandments” to heart as you make your way through, because it can also be an incredibly enlightening experience and a wonderful bonding opportunity for parents and children…