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Rising Senior Summer – Be Prepared for Fall Apps

For many of you, it’s hard to believe just months from now as senior year is starting you’ll need to be ready to apply to college. That statement may leave many of you feeling behind. So how do you maximize summer so you’re ready and not overwhelmed come fall? 1. Finalize list for application. Most college applications go online August 1st, including the Common App which over 500 colleges use. LEAP recommends you start these apps when they come available to so they don’t crowd your fall schedule when you’ll have a lot more to do. To be ready to … Continue reading

4 Reasons to NOT Apply Early Decision

November 1st is the Early Decision (ED) deadline at many schools.  Although this year (2012), that may be extended at some schools due to hurricane Sandy; check each school to be sure. What is Early Decision? Not all schools offer Early Decision and you can only apply to one school ED indicating this school is your first choice.  For those that apply ED it is a firm commitment to withdraw all other regular and Early Action (non-binding) applications from other schools and enroll in the Early Decision school. Think Twice At 16, 17 or 18, a firm commitment to anything … Continue reading

Should You Apply Early To College?

Does the Early Bird Get the Worm? I typically spend most early summer mornings quietly on my back patio as the sun creeps over the horizon, and I’m always amazed how the birds find the worms, which I would never see, in the dewy morning grass.  It’s made me wonder if the early birds always get the worm. As rising seniors anticipate the release of college applications, many are weighing Early Decision (ED) against Early Action (EA) and Regular Decision (RD).  Many of them are confused as to what the implications of each are.  To begin with, not all schools … Continue reading

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