In a lot of ways, applying to college is like going to the dentist–it’s something you know you should do, it’s something you know is good for you, and it’s something you really, really aren’t looking forward to.
Which is why many high school seniors put off applying to college until the last minute, some even leaving the task to the week before applications are due. And just as putting off the dentist can result in a very painful toothache, dragging your feet on your college applications can culminate in a very painful headache.Here are three reasons why rising seniors should start their applications now:
1. Some colleges use rolling admissions.
The ideal time to start your college applications is now! This gives you plenty of time to put everything together, lets you take your time with all aspects of the process, and reduces stress for you, your family, and your teachers. The sooner you complete your applications, the sooner they are out of the way. Just like getting that cavity filled–it won’t be pleasant but, boy, you’ll be glad you did it once it’s done.
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