Senior Year was probably one of my favorite years of high school, it brings so many different opportunities and experiences you will never forget. Here are a few tips I have for all you high school seniors
Start Applying to Colleges as Soon as Possible
Applying to colleges early on is probably one of the most important things to do. A lot of colleges have early admission which allows you to apply and be accepted early on. Take advantage of this! Especially if you are looking into something like nursing school it is important to get ahead of the competition and it takes a big weight off your shoulders.
Look into Scholarships and Grants
I can not stress this enough, college is expensive and any little thing helps. Even if the grant is for a hundred dollars you would be surprised at how big of a difference that will make. Applying may take a little bit of time and effort but it will be worth it in the long run when you aren’t struggling to pay your tuition and having to take a bunch of loans out.
It is never too late to get involved in high school, start volunteering or join a club that sparks your interest. My school offered a few different clubs that were open to anyone who wanted to join them. You could also go out for a sport you have never tried, you never know you could love it! Don’t have any regrets about not doing something!
Show Your School Spirit
Times like homecoming and spirit weeks are a great way to show school spirit and just have fun. Being a senior means you’re setting the bar for the underclassmen so you want to make sure you go all out and leave a lasting impression on the school. Participate in homecoming events, go to football games, cheer your team on to victory! You will miss the heck out of these events once they are gone so start going to them as soon as you can!
Choose Your Classes Wisely
If you have an idea of what you want to study in college start taking classes that relate to that study in high school. It will give you a better idea as to if that is for you or not. Take AP classes to get college credit! If your school offers dual enrollment take advantage of that! Between AP credit and dual enrollment credit I got nine credits out-of-the-way which is a lot in the long run. It is also free so taking advantage of that is a very smart choice and will save you time and money in the long run.
Enjoy it, Live in the Moment
This is so important to remember, don’t get caught up in the petty drama, just live in the moment and be happy. Stick by those friends who have been there for you and drop those who haven’t it is such a good feeling to get negativity out of your life early on and will make your senior year that much better and smoother. Yes senior year is stressful and yes it is expensive but it will all be worth it in the long run. Get through those hard classes and study your butt off to leave a good impression on your college. Don’t blame it on ‘Senioritis'(Which I have been guilty of in the past). Everyone is ready to graduate but that doesn’t give you an excuse to be lazy in the end. This is the last time you are going to see most of these people, leave a good impression of you in their minds.
Guys I am 11 days from move-in day and I am starting to stress out! I am so excited yet nervous.
How are you feeling about senior year? Stressed? Nervous? Excited? Let me know in the comments!
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Happy Senior Year- Karla