How To Set Yourself Up For Success – Senior Year

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You’ve made it to the end! One more year and you’re on to bigger and better things. While you begin preparing for college, here are a few things to focus on in your senior year of high school.


Apply to college in the fall semester.

The regular admission deadline for colleges is between January and February. However, you may have the opportunity to apply sooner than that. For example, ASU has a priority admission deadline of November 1. Your application will receive the most consideration when submitted by this date, which means you’ll get a decision sooner. If you wait until January, you may not hear back until March or April.

Don’t let your grades slip.

It’s tempting to reach the end with great grades and feel like you can slack a bit. However, even if you’ve been accepted by a college, they can rescind your acceptance if your GPA drops significantly. Don’t fall into this trap of false security. Continue to work hard and keep your grades up, especially if you’re taking college courses to earn credit. Above all else, enjoy the hard-earned feeling of success as you prepare for the next big step in your education!

Start getting acquainted with your new school.

As graduation quickly approaches, your mind might start skipping ahead to the college that awaits. Use your downtime to start getting familiar with your new home. ASU offers campus tours, on-campus events, and virtual tours for new students. Getting a head start can minimize the initial shock of freshman year and keep you on the path to achieving your goals.

While your senior year will be filled with fun activities and plenty of college preparation, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of starting a new journey. Don’t forget to ace your exams, complete all of your assignments, and get your applications in on time!


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