Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18Your senior year will be very busy! You will have applications to complete, colleges to revisit, forms to fill out, and decisions to make. And that’s on top of your classes and everything else. You can make your senior year much less stress- ful by doing the following this spring/summer: 1. Have your college list narrowed down to four or five schools You don’t need to know where you will go to college by the beginning of your senior year, but you should know where you want to apply. 2. Have a testing plan Know which test(s) you need to take your senior year. If you have questions, talk to your counselor. 3. Create a one-page resume or“activities record” Include all of your activities, awards, honors, unique experiences, community service, jobs, etc. This record will be helpful when you are completing applications— and anyone writing a recommendation will appreciate having this information. 4. Get a head start on your applications If you know you will need to write an essay or personal statement, work on it over the summer. If you’re going to need a letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor, make your request before school is out. Teachers and counselors are very busy in the fall, and they’ll appreciate having the extra time to put their thoughts together. Get Readyfor Your Senior Year 15