If you want to successfully complete the college application process and make yourself as competitive for college admission as possible, you’ll be directly or indirectly working on your college applications well before the deadlines approach. In fact, if you have any intention of applying to selective colleges, this process can really begin as early as your freshman year.
Getting ready to apply to college can feel intimidating, but if you follow some tried-and-true advice, you’ll be ready to knock your college applications out of the park! In this article, we’ll describe all of the tasks you should complete to maximize your chances of getting into the best possible college, including how to do the following:
- Choose the best classes to take during high school
- Prioritize getting good grades
- Excelling in extracurriculars
- Acing standardized tests
- Getting superb recommendations
We’ll also explain when you should start researching colleges and complete these tasks so that you’re able to stay on top of the application process.
There’s a lot to cover, so let’s get started!