How To Apply To College And Deal With Stress
Don't forget to keep breathing. This is not the end. In
fact, this is a new beginning. When applying to college,
it can be hard to remember that the prospect to continue
your training is actually a good thing. This views,
exciting as it is, will inevitably be a source of
stress. It is both stressful and unrealistic to try to
look at the big picture of your future at one time. It
is much easier to focus on the small steps you can take
to prepare, one at a time. As you complete these steps,
will stress gradually give way to the excitement and
relief to know that you have made good decisions about
your future and carefully prepared for you.
1. Write the names down on all schools you are
considering. Decide on an ideal number of schools for
applications taking into account the cost of fees, and
how much time you should spend on the applications.
2. Make a list of the criteria that are most important
to you in choosing a school.
3. For each of the schools you are considering, collect
information about the criteria that you specify. You can
find this information on
localcollegeexplorer or by
asking the school to send you information.
4. Use of the information you have collected, you must
place the schools you are considering in order of
5. Limit the time you spend researching. The amount of
information about colleges that are available are almost
limitless. While researching phase can be fun, it can be
a means of procrastination for those who fear to start
the actual application process.
6. When you've narrowed your choices to your priority
schools, make a master list of all deadlines related to
each of the schools. If you keep a planner or calendar,
mark these dates there too.
7. Start keeping a large folder or Binder to include all
important information that you collect about colleges
and application material. Designate a special section in
the directory for personal information and documents
such as test scores and students ' records. Keep
everything in one place.
8. Make a list of the steps you must take to complete
each of your programs. Set your own limits for
completing these steps, separated from the master list
of deadlines. Keep in mind that many colleges have their
deadlines set at the same time.
9. Look at the essay requirements for each school. Many
essay topics for college applications is very general or
liberal. If it is possible, adapt the essays you have
already implemented a program to fit another.
Take It Slow
10. Tag on one task at a time. Set realistic goals each
day, as you know you can accomplish.
11. Take a break when you are finished with each of the
tasks you set for yourself. Go for a walk. Doing
something you enjoy.
12. When you are finished with the goals you have set
for the day, tell you that you are done with thinking on
college applications at the moment. Let your mind to
deal with anything else.