It is believed that life is a succession of choices and steps. As people go throughout their entire life, they have to face a lot of opportunities as well as challenges which make them one step closer to their aim. Among all these life-changing experiences, the one that comes in the young age and is considered to be adult like is college admission.
Students, who are on the verge of applying to college, are generally confused, and they feel like stuck in the vicious circle of endless tests and meetings with a career counsellor. However, there are some valuable pieces of advice on how to keep a cool head and cope well with every struggle.
Listen to your inner gut
First of all, each applicant has to cover a lot of ground before going to college, yet making up their mind which path to choose is the first and the most critical task. Such milestone in their life demands prudence and proper sequence of actions. Students have to speak to their parents and attend to their opinion. It’s also appropriate to discuss their future career choice with school guidance counsellor. However, taking into account all pros and cons of desired professions and the guidelines of people as mentioned above, the option is still theirs and making it is the first step to maturity and independence. When the decision is made, students have to begin preparing for the new chapter in their lives.
Be on top of your diary
College applicants need to develop such skills as organization and time management. It means that all the documents have to be passed in time and filled according to the college requirements. As it has been mentioned before, it is easier to fulfil these tasks with the help of guidance counsellor, but personal input is crucial. Students can encircle the relevant dates or the days of deadlines in the calendar and monitor the websites of the colleges they are applying to in order not to miss any changes in the schedule or the set of necessary documents. It’s also a great idea to visit that particular college and talk to its students so that the applicants can inquire about any peculiarities or drawbacks of their future alma mater.
It’s important to underline the problem of identifying the opportunities, such as college fairs, part-time jobs, volunteer opportunities, scholarships, etc. Getting hold of such stuff can promote more natural adaptation to the college life and ease the tense before a new period of growth. What is more, if students know their rights and possibilities regarding scholarships or extra fees, they can either save money by applying to a particular scholarship or start earning or saving in order to cover all spending.
Pay attention to the quality of papers
The other issue that has to be highlighted is “quality above quantity.” As everyone knows among all the needed documents, there must be detailed letters of recommendation or a personal essay. So, it is better to focus on the quality of the paper which a student writes. There is no need in describing necessary things of the college such as the good-equipped rooms and how highly ranked it is in the list as it just pigeon-holes a student. However, they have to stand out and show their uniqueness. Furthermore, when it comes to extracurricular activities college applicants have to bear in mind that it’s not how a student does many things. It’s about the impact they’ve made on the activity or the people around them.
Believe in what you do
The last but not least, there is nothing impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible.” Apart from preparing all the paperwork, students have to set their minds to succeed in getting into college. If people believe in what they’re doing, they can move mountains on their way. They should overcome their shyness, their timidity, and their tension. Students must be brave and get courage from their heart, face up to their challenges. It is essential to wake up every single morning and say, “I’ll try it, and I will try my best.”
One last motivational tip
So, college is a part of growing up the process, and there is no need to fear it. Every year many people graduate from college. And if they can do it, so can you. Never let your thoughts lay in your diary quietly. That’s meaningless. You should put it into practice. Never hesitate, do it with all your passion. If you know exactly who you want to be and what you want to do in life, be fearless in the pursuit of your dream.
Bio: My name is Erica Fleming . I’m a student of the Literary Department and a blogger. I support the effective adoption of new technologies or ways of working within writing by communicating complex information in an informative and inspiring way. I’m fond of writing articles for students, helping with essays. My works you can see at thepoetrytrust.org.