Starting Your College Applications? | Sycamore Illinois Senior Photos

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If you’re heading into senior year, you’ve got quite a few months of celebration ahead! You’re finally here: senior year! It’s what you’ve been dreaming of for years, and with it comes a litany of things to do. I really want my blog to be a place where you can find all the help and advice you need for this important season in your life, and today, we are focused on starting the process of your college applications. I know, I know…I can hear the inward sigh. Isn’t senior year about celebrating, making memories, and savoring the last bits of high school? You bet! But it never hurts to prepare early for the many decisions you have in front of you:

-Work together: Believe it or not, your senior year can go one of two ways: it can be a stressful, awful time for you and your parent/senior, or you can use the time to bond and truly have some fun! Why not make your to-do list something you tackle together? You might make some beautiful memories in the process. Parents, remember your child has enough stress and pressure coming from all directions, so try to limit your added pressure on top of that 🙂

-It’s never too early to visit colleges: It might seem early, but college tours fill up fast, and it’s great to go early on to figure out which ones can be crossed off your list right away. Go visit in your freshmen/sophomore summer and see if it really lives up to your dream. I did this with my daughter this summer while we were out in Washington. We scheduled two campus tours {WSU & UW} and learned some great details. She was able to eliminate one of them from her wish list AND has a college as a benchmark / something to compare other visits to!

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Want more details? See last years detailed infographic College Application Prep List

Do you prefer more of a detailed checklist? Click over to the Parent Action Plan
on Collegeboard.net website

Bottom line: senior year is a huge milestone, and in the midst of all the business, be sure to set aside time for your senior photoshoot! It truly is an irreplaceable experience, and one that should be at the top of that impressive to-do list! Contact me today!

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