Friday, February 5, 2010

It's never too late

It's February now, and that means the college is back into full swing.  Spring semester is well underway (although, it's hardly Spring out there... Brrrrrr!) and since all your applications are finally in, the admissions counselors are extremely busy accepting the Class of 2014.

Hopefully you sent all your materials in.  The deadline was last Monday!

But, for those of us who are procrastinators, I have great news.

This time of year is busy for everyone, not just for the Simmons community. So... the deadline is extended to March 1, 2010!

Why is this so great?  Because there's still time to apply to college.


Almost all colleges have stopped accepting applications.  Therefore, mark Simmons's date on your calendar, bolded and underlined:

March 1, 2010.

I mean, you already know how awesome college is, and I swear warm weather does come to Boston (eventually), so why not?  At this point, you have nothing to lose by applying.

Admissions counselors will help you through the process every step of the way.  There's still time to meet professors, check out the social life, and arrange an overnight visit to see for yourself what college is all about (just bring a coat if you visit... a heavy one.  And mittens, and a hat.  Also, bring a scarf... and wear warm boots.  Oh, and bring an umbrella... just in case.  Hey, it's New England!)

Also, don't forget to apply for financial aid while you're at it. This is very important.  Do it even if you think you don't qualify.  Always, ALWAYS apply for money.

Ok, you know the deadline, so here's what you need to do to apply:

1. Fill out an application: Print version or Online version

2.  Get a recommendation from your guidance counselor and one teacher (details are on the application).  Also, request your high school transcript - Just give the form included in the application to your guidance counselor and they will send the transcript for you.

3.  Write an essay.

4.  Submit all materials in a sealed envelope (by March 1, remember).

So, what are you waiting for?  It's never too late.  Hopefully see you in the Fall!

(Btw, Boston is absolutely GORGEOUS that time of year)

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