The Almost - Senior’s Guide to Senior Year

Quote- “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory” -Dr. Suess

Question- Do you want to make the most of your senior year?

Fact- 65 percent of all college withdrawn offers are due to low grades - TheNoodle.com

Mystery/Cliffhanger- You NEED to Read This Before Senior Year

I know what you are thinking, “I’m so glad I’ll be a senior soon so I can get out of here”. After three years in the traps of high school, the thought of leaving behind the drama and starting your life is just so exciting. Totally understandable, but don’t get ahead of yourself, you still have a year left to go. Make the most of that final year because you can’t get it back. Senior year will be one of the most stressful yet exciting times in your life so make sure you are prepared for everything life will throw at you.

Applying for colleges, scholarships and financial aid as early as possible will eliminate the unnecessary stress and allow you to enjoy school more. Stay active and communicate with colleges to stay up to date on deadlines and visit opportunities as well as narrow down your options and develop a more specific plan for your future career. Knowing what you are going to do after school will help keep you calm during the craziness of entering the “real” world.  Keep up your GPA and do your best on the SAT/ACT because they still matter, even after applying to college. You don’t want to get kicked out of college before you get there due to grades!

Sometimes life throws you through a loop and your plans fall through. It’s okay to be sad and cry about it but it’s not okay to give up. Don’t let it break you! Create a backup plan and other options so you can have a successful life, even if it doesn't go the way you thought it would. 

Lastly, remember to enjoy senior year! Go to events, go to prom, go to games! Spend the remaining time you have left with your friends. Create memories that will last a lifetime, even if the friendships won’t. Enjoy the last couple months of being a crazy kid with little responsibilities before you have to settle down and focus on being an adult!

How will you make the most of your senior year?