4 Ways to Use Your Summer Wisely
Whatever you do, try to ignore the voice in your head that wants you to do absolutely nothing this summer. If you are getting close to your Junior or Senior year in high school, the time is now!
Instead of lounging by the pool all day, devote at least a small portion of each day to reaching your college education goals. Scholarship apps, summer programs — there are a lot of options. Choose something that will put you on the path to achieving your college dreams!
How To Use Your Summer Wisely
Fill out college scholarship applications
We know, completing scholarship applications to win free money for college may not seem like the most fun thing in the world right now, but what if a lot of other students feel the same way and are blowing off this chance, too? While it’s not a sure bet, if you put forth the effort, proofread, and fit the criteria, you might just went a lot of scholarship money for college.
Study for the SAT
Just because the sun is shining, birds are singing, and the scent of freshly mowed lawns is filling the air doesn’t mean that you can’t hit the books: the SAT test prep books! Start studying now, in little bits at a time, so you aren’t cramming later like everyone else!
Consider a Pre-College Summer Program
There may still be openings! Look into summer pre-college programs that will offer a taste of college life (and possibly even college credit). It shows colleges that you are serious about your education and you may discover a passion for a new subject! It’s a great way to get a feel for a campus without getting locked into a year of school.
Colleges like to see that students are responsible, demonstrate leadership capabilities and are active in their communities. Volunteering is a great way to do all the above! Look into animal shelters, libraries, hospitals, nursing homes, and so on. Do some good and improve your chances at getting into your dream school? Now that’s a smart idea!
We aren’t suggesting that you fill up your summer days with things to do in order to boost your college chances. Everyone needs a break every now and again!
Instead, look at the way you are spending time and see where there’s an opportunity to do some little things now that can pay off big in the long run!