If you are a junior, EA suggests that you take advantage of the long weekends to visit colleges because the current students are walking around campus. Sign up for a tour and an information session in advance. Remember when you are on a campus, take a few photos and pick up a newspaper. When you leave campus, make a list of the pros and cons of that school. Your memory of the school will be clearest as you are leaving and the conversation will be the most intense. You have two choices: record your thoughts on your phone or write them down as soon as you get back into the car. Those initial impressions are usually very accurate. Once you visit a few campuses, things can get a little fuzzy that is why your notes to yourself are important.
Okay, so you have decided on school A, B, and C. Now you need to figure out what needs to be done to get accepted. The Internet makes this fairly simple: research the website for each school. Determine what is required to gain acceptance and set up a plan NOW! Think about activities, grades, and the SAT and ACT. Although it is optional for many schools, some still require it. You also want to consider how an admissions officer might view your application without the test. Also remember that SAT and ACT scores can be used for scholarships.
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