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The End is Near; Applying to College

Nathan Carvalho
Staff Reporter '13
October 18, 2012

In addition to the season change from Summer to Fall, it's time for pumpkin carving, apple picking, scary movies, Halloween costumes, and most importantly, it's time to think about applying to college.

While some students have everything planned out as to where they are going to apply, most have started their Common Application and have applied for scholarships, grants, and loans. Although some people think college is all about having fun and meeting new people, it is also going to set the tone for the rest of your life.

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High school is almost over and if you're one of those people that are still clueless, and don't know which direction you're headed in then here are some tips for you: Think of something you absolutely love to do. The major you pick when applying to college could possibly be what you're going to be doing for the rest of your life! Would you want to spend your life sitting in a little room on a computer all day when you hate confined spaces and hate computers?  


After picking a major students should set up a search on College Board. Do you want to go down the street or across the country? Do you want to go to a college that has 20,000 people or 2,000? Do you want to live in the city or in an rural setting? How much money are you willing to spend?


College is expensive and that's where scholarships and loans come in. Many undergraduates can't afford to spend $50,000 a year to attend school. Take a swing and apply for some scholarships. You have nothing to lose, but a lot to gain. It could very well decide whether you go to your dream school or your back up.

College isn't supposed to be a nightmare, although at the moment many students think it may be too stressful to handle.  The faster you get everything in and the quicker you apply could determine your future in the best way possible.


So, take some campus tours and get the feel for a college environment.  It will show students how this whole "college" thing works. It's not a puzzle, it's you're future, figure it out and take it seriously!