- Make an appointment with your guidance or college counselor to review what you’ve done and where you’re headed to review your options and finalize your list with your counselor.
- Create new email account to use throughout your college search and application process. Make sure you choose an email address which doesn’t reflect a funny nickname or private joke you have with your friends, one that is easy to read. This is part of the identity you’ll present to admissions officers.
- Buy a back-up device and get into the habit of saving your application work and important school assignments and papers. It’s simple to do and there are multiple methods to choose from – external hard drives, online storage solutions and USB flash drives just to name a few. Find the system that works for you and get into the habit of backing up your work each and every time you work on your applications.
- Get organized. Start a master list to keep track of all the user names and passwords required throughout the college process. Include your social security number as well. Keep a list of dates, registration deadlines and locations for the standardized tests you’re scheduled to take. And then, another list to track your scores. Staying organized and having easy access to this information will save you lots of time and frustration throughout the process. The College Bound Organizer includes worksheets designed to help you organize all your personal information.