High School Senior Student-athletes Have a Busy Year Ahead
We know senioritis is quite contagious. It makes you want to kick-back and relax during your last year of high school, but if you are a student-athlete there really is no time to waste until a college acceptance letter is in your hands with the words: “YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED.”
Besides college sports recruiting, high school seniors need to study up for ACT and SAT exams, keep up grades, ask teachers and guidance counselors for letters of recommendation, apply for financial aid and start understanding which colleges will be the best fit both academically and athletically.
The best way to get ahead in your college recruitment is to be organized. No matter if you are working on contacting college coaches or submitting your college application- you need to know all important dates relevant to your recruitment.
The Best Time For You to Apply to College
Depending on the type of student you are, you will have options as to when to submit your college applications. Most students prefer to have everything in to colleges during the regular admissions deadlines, so they can have time to talk more with college coaches and make sure their grades and exam scores are on par to meet eligibility center and college entrance requirements.
Most Regular College Deadlines Are Due Between January and February of Your Senior Year
If you don’t want to hold off and wait any longer you may want to begin applying during the early admission deadlines. Early application deadlines begin as early as November 1. Some colleges may even have a second early admission date, which is due the end of December or the first part of January.
Know Your College Application Deadlines
You need to know dates. Your junior and senior years of high school is the best time for you to begin keeping track of college application deadlines for colleges you are interested in applying to. The best way would be to set up a common application account (which will be the best use if the colleges you are applying to all use the common application) if not, start a spread sheet, listing the colleges you want to apply to, the application deadlines and supplemental material each college requires. Do all you can to stay organized and on top of the college admissions process.