Applications go out during the fall of senior year, and involve a great deal of work and organization. There are many different ways to apply these days, and we cover some of the different admission plans and procedures in Step Ten.
Early Decision and Early Action applications are more
prevalent today, and we cover the differences and difficulties
associated with these choices. Our goal for students is
to arrive at a balanced list of colleges, perhaps eight
to ten, each of which could fit for them, and at which
they could be happy. Having three to four interesting
choices in the spring of senior year, to be re-visited
and re-evaluated, can be a very healthy and wise way to
complete the college admissions process.
Students will eventually enroll in only one college, and
they often will find that the work they did early on in
the process of getting to know themselves and what they
want out of college will help them make the best choice.
Often, your preferences and interests will develop and
change during senior year. That is part of the educational
process of searching for and applying to colleges, and
we hope you will be open to the opportunity to grow and
| MAJOR DECISIONS
Lee Stetson, Dean of Admissions, UPenn,
says there's no need to choose a major before applying to college.
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