It's T-minus 24 hours before one of the biggest admissions deadlines of the year: November 1st. If you read my blog, you know there are benefits to applying to an Early Decision, Early Action, and/or Rolling Admissions program by this date. For many students, they have been working non-stop since the school year began to ensure that they could submit some "early applications."
But as they hit the "submit" button and receive the fake proverbial confetti from the Common App or another application platform, many wonder what to do next. Wait around? Goof off? No!
Here are five things to do between now and mid-December when most "early" results will be released.
1. Be on the lookout for confirmation that your application was received by the college and/or portal information to track the status of your application.
Sometimes it takes several days to several weeks to get this information from a college, which can be nerve-wracking to the student. Check your email account (both the inbox and the spam folder) on a daily basis. If it has been several weeks since submitting your application without any response from the college, contact the admissions office.
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