Admissions Revolution to Rising High School Seniors: Do These Three Things This Summer

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With junior year behind them, rising high school seniors should take some time this summer to focus on their college search and begin the application process - from college visits to test preparation to essay writing.

Sara Harberson, Admissions Revolution founder

Admissions Revolution founder Sara Harberson: “Think about it like this: You’ve got a car with a full tank of gas and a set of keys in your hand. But you probably don’t know where you’re going or how you’ll get there. This is the time to figure it out."

It’s finally here – the last few weeks of the school year. High school seniors have decided what colleges to attend and are getting ready for graduation. Once final exams are over, they’ll begin a summer to remember. But, what about juniors? They’ll be seniors in the fall. There’s a lot that needs to happen between now and that coveted post-graduation summer.

“Summer between junior and senior year is the key time for focusing on your college search and beginning the application process,” says Admissions Revolution founder Sara Harberson. “Think about it like this: You’ve got a car with a full tank of gas and a set of keys in your hand. But you probably don’t know where you’re going or how you’ll get there. This is the time to figure it out.”

There are three important steps rising high school seniors should take this summer:

College Visits
Summer is a great time for college visits. Often, it’s the only time working parents and involved students can break away from everyday life. College admissions offices are bustling over the summer and should have plenty of tour guides available as well as admissions officers on hand to answer questions. More information about the college visit, including a list of the Top 10 Musts, can be found on the Admissions Revolution blog.

Test Preparation
Most students retake standardized tests in the fall of senior year – that’s when their overall scores are typically the highest. The College Board website states that 55 percent of students who take the SATs improve their scores from junior to senior year. Summer is the best time for test preparation whether it’s taking a course, one-on-one tutoring, or self-directed study.

Essay Writing
Students go through several drafts when writing their college essays. A thoughtful essay can take weeks or months to perfect. In the absence of hectic academic and extracurricular schedules, many students find summer a great time to begin writing their college essays. They have more time to feel inspired and write about something meaningful to them. Those wondering where to begin and what the secret to writing a great college essay, can learn more on the Admissions Revolution blog.

About Admissions Revolution
The average cost of an independent college counseling package is $4,000. The hourly rate of an independent college counselor is $150 to $500. Families want to be smart about where they spend their money. Admissions Revolution is the future to navigating the college search. Its videos and guides are designed to make college accessible to students everywhere and are available through different monthly and annual subscription plans. Prices range from $59.99 per month to $999 per year. All plans include a free seven-day trial.

Admissions Revolution is open any time day or night, in any time zone. It is accessible on any computer or mobile device. And, it offers social communities where students and parents can connect with one another.

Founded in 2015 by former dean of admissions and current director of college counseling Sara Harberson, Admissions Revolution is a college admissions global positioning system (GPS). Developed to change the landscape of the college admission process, it removes the mystery, secrets, and confusion and places students and families in the driver’s seat. From which high school classes to take to perfecting the college application to choosing which college to attend, Admissions Revolution arms students and families with the information necessary to make informed choices throughout every phase of the college admissions process. For more information, visit Admissions Revolution online at http://www.admissionsrevolution.com and join Admissions Revolution on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

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