Cover Your Bases

By Rachel Cruze

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Planning for college can seem overwhelming.

Not only do you have to worry about SAT and ACT scores, keeping your grades up in high school, and researching the best schools, you also have to start filling out applications for colleges, scholarships and grants.

There’s so much to do that it’s easy for your mind to go numb because of all the details. Believe me, I’ve been there, so I know what you’re going through!

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But as much as you might want to get lost in your video games and forget about application deadlines, you can’t do that! This is your future we’re talking about.

Make a plan for everything you need to do and when you need to do it. Get out a calendar and mark down all the application deadlines for all the schools, grants, scholarships, etc., you are applying for.

If organization and detail isn’t your thing, ask one of your parents to help you get started.

As much as you may want to wait and procrastinate, it’s a horrible idea to put all these applications off until the last minute. When you do that, you’re more likely to make mistakes, which could cause delays in your application process. Or they could cause your applications to be rejected altogether!

Sit down and make a plan. Once your acceptance letters start rolling in, I promise you won’t regret it!

With the right planning, It is possible to graduate debt-free!

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