The Student-Parent Connection: So Many College Apps!

October 18, 2012 | posted by College Money Insider.

The Student-Parent Connection is a monthly feature here on College Money Insider. During the school year, we have a student and parent share their thoughts and experiences as they save up for college and prepare to go through the college application process. Today’s post is by Jessica Avery!

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College apps, college apps, college apps. That is really the only thing on my mind these past few weeks. Deadlines, essays, transcripts, and letters of recommendation are all I can think about it seems! On top of all that, there is also school to deal with. Sometimes it feels like it is too much to handle, but you have to keep in mind that there are so many resources these days when it comes to applying to college. For example, right in school I have my counselor, the college resource counselor, and the registrar. All of my teachers are there to answer any questions I may have about the process of getting into college. I am starting to think my counselor is getting sick of me because of all the appointments I make with her! But never the less, she answers my questions and makes me feel more comfortable with the whole process.

Now, I am applying to six schools, and for five of them I am applying early admission. I think that this is a good idea because it definitely increases my chances of getting admitted. What is also great about applying to my schools early is that it gives me two chances to get in. Plus, the application process is done and over with on November 1st, a whole load of stress will be lifted off my shoulders. Until then though, I have to remember to stay focused and make sure that I spend my time wisely. This means, doing all my homework, studying for my final SAT (which is October 6th), and working on my essays, while balancing time between work and friends. It is a lot to take on, but I keep reminding myself, it will all be over soon.