Good morning Early Birds! The first major early app finish line has passed, and I know you’re all ready for a break and a deep breath! What’s next? Some basic advice and suggestions.

It’s Celebration Time! The first major early app finish line has passed, and I know you’re all ready for a break and a deep breath. So…. You did it!

You successfully completed and submitted your first round of early applications! There is so much for you to be proud of right now, and I want you to take a minute and acknowledge how far you’ve come and just what you’ve done. Submitting your applications is prime celebration time. Congratulate yourself for all the hard work you’ve done to even be able to apply to college — all the classes you’ve taken, homework you’ve done, tests you’ve prepped for, activities you’ve balance — and you did it all during a fricking global pandemic! Then acknowledge how you’ve organized your applications, written about your activities, and explored who you are in your essays. That’s all worth a lot of ice cream, snacks, pats on the back, and so, so, so many high fives to all of you!!!

Some REAL IMPORTANT basic advice:

  • Make sure your supplemental essays were submitted. Check Rice and U of Richmond for sure. There might be other schools where they don’t automatically submit. Check your pdf that was sent to the colleges. If they didn’t submit, don’t panic, just do it right now.

Now — It’s time to let those early baby apps fly! You’ve poured your heart and soul into bringing them about and nurturing them; you have to let them go do their thing and make you proud.

So what’s next? Even after your apps are in, though, you need to be sure you’re covering a few things.

There are a few things you need to be taking care of — even those of you who’ve submitted all your applications and you think you’re done :) Be sure to:

  1. Open every email from all the colleges where you’ve applied, and click on all the links. This is where they will share important info about your application with you.

It’s getting real…

Take care. Be well. Reach out with questions. I look forward to continuing to hearing from those of you who like to reach out to me — let me know how it’s going — or if you have questions!

😊💙 AdmissionsMom

tl;dr: It’s all important info. You need to read it. 😊

Originally published at https://admissionsmom.college on November 1, 2022.

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College Admissions Consultant. Mindfulness in College Admissions. Author: Hey AdmissionsMom: Real Talk from Reddit. www.admissionsmom.college

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College Admissions Consultant. Mindfulness in College Admissions. Author: Hey AdmissionsMom: Real Talk from Reddit. www.admissionsmom.college