First and foremost, you should give yourself a big pat on the back for completing another school year. As admissions officers, we have an intimate understanding of how many hours you devote to classes, homework, and your extracurricular activities, so our hope is that you dedicate part of your summer to some good ‘ole R&R. We also encourage you to use your summers productively (I have a feeling your parents would agree.) But how one defines ‘productive,’ I’m going to leave up to you. That feels like a bit of a cop out, I know! But it is true, our staff cares less about WHAT you are doing, and more about WHY it is meaningful to you.
Now that I have provided you with a very vague piece of advice, here are some concrete things to consider while making your summer plans: