Plan Your Summer
The summer before your senior year can be used for many things, including: Visiting campuses; Participating in camps and institutes; Getting a part-time job; Interning at a local business; or just getting some much needed rest. The most important thing is to find balance.
Draft Your Essays
Go ahead and look-up some essay prompts and begin drafting an essay or two. While some topics change, just practicing the type of introspective writing required during the application process will take some of the pressure off once the time comes to sit down at the computer for real.
Plan Your Test Calendar
Find out what tests are necessary and write down both the registration and test dates on your calendar. Make sure you don't wait until the last minute and take some time to prepare.
Continue to Refine Your List
Make sure you take some time to review your college list and continue to whittle down your list as you should know what you are looking for going into that senior year.
Grades still rank as the leading factor in college admissions. Bring up your grades and make sure that your Junior Year