If you are a senior and you have submitted early college applications, congratulations! You have been juggling so much between remote learning in a global pandemic. You may be wondering what’s next…
I will try and keep this simple:
- You may be sent an email from your college(s) with information about an “applicant portal” with login information and even a Applicant ID. This is very important to open. Save the login information and refer to the portal on a regular basis. Additional requirements for your application may be posted there and this is likely where you will learn of your admissions decision.
- You may be checking your status in the portal or on Common Application and not see a document such as a transcript, teacher or counselor recommendation. Don’t Panic! If you recently applied (within a week of the deadline) it is likely that the materials have been sent but there is often a lag in the time from submission on the college’s part to uploading it into their system. If it has been over a week and you still have this message, please contact me and I will look into it.
Colleges will also send out bulk emails reminding students to submit documents as a sweep of getting documents which have not been sent. This is sent to all applicants. So give it a week for the materials to be noted with the university.
- Send a thank you note to your teachers and counselor for doing their part to support you. Also, keep in touch with them and share your admissions news!
- Continue to research or begin applications for additional schools on your list that have regular deadlines. There is a great temptation to relax after the November deadlines. However, in an effort to really enjoy the holidays between December and January, I encourage you to get those January applications completed before we leave for break.
Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.