There are mums on sale at Home Depot. Mums mean fall (at least in New England). And fall means another school year is about to begin. And another school year begets a new application season. So, dear rising seniors, here's a short admissions-themed checklist for you to complete as you dust off your backpack, refresh your school supplies and head to class:
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, get ready to study and do your best work. Your academic work in the fall of your senior year counts. If you’re an early application, your first quarter or trimester grades will be the last grades we see before we render a decision. Start eating spinach. It’s good brain food.