December Admissions Tasks
It is hard to believe that you have almost reached the end of 2021, but before you move to January 2022, Williams Educational Consultants wants to remind you of a few important tasks to complete in 2021:
Applications – If you have not already completed and submitted your applications, please know that this might be the last month to work on any regular decision applications depending on your college timeline. Be aware of your deadlines and stay on top of all application requirements. If you have submitted all applications, ensure that your colleges have received all the documentation required. This can be accomplished by either checking the college portal or connecting with the admissions office. Nothing is worse than waiting for a decision that will never come because you did not submit all documents!
Testing – Most seniors, if not all, have completed this requirement. Please remember that Georgia is a state that requires testing.
Saturday, December 4, 2021
December 11, 2021
Saturday, March 12, 2022
February 12, 2022
Saturday, May 7, 2022
April 2, 2022
Saturday, June 4, 2022
June 11, 2022
July 16, 2022
Grades – December is a critical month for your high school classes. Your semester will end in December, so if you need to improve your grades before your finals, please do so as soon as you can! Remember that if you are accepted to a school, the college can reverse their decision if your grades become poor and show a lack of focus.
College Decisions – Please let me know if you receive a decision from your early action college as I would love to know too!
Standardized Testing: We are in the 3rd year of test-optional for many schools. To check out current optional test schools, please visit www.fairtest.org. Also, remember that Georgia and Florida are two states that require testing. Standardized testing has been part of the admissions process for a long time and is considered a milestone in the admissions cycle. If you know your college requires the exam or if you would like to take the test, please be aware of the options for your spring calendar.
Saturday, March 12, 2022 - Start Tutoring in December
Saturday, May 7, 2022 - Start Tutoring in March
Saturday, June 4, 2022 - Start Tutoring in April
February 12, 2022 - Start Tutoring in December
April 2, 2022 - Start Tutoring in February
June 11, 2022 - Start Tutoring in April
July 16, 2022 - Start Tutoring in May
Meet with your counselor: Schedule a time to meet with your counselor this month. Discuss the following college selection, course selection for senior year, campus visits, current trends in admissions, your high school class success stories, and possible careers or majors of interest.
Grades – December is a critical month for your high school classes. Try your hardest and stay on top of your organizational and study skills.
College Tours/List – December is a great month to plan your college trips and it is also a great time to research and explore majors!
Scholarships: It is never too early to start researching scholarships! For great options, visit the websites of Niche, Fastweb, Scholly, and CollegeBoard.
Take each day one at a time and check off your December tasks!