“The Prepared Senior” is working on draft 3 of the UCAS Personal Statement by now. She/he will submit their application to the UK by September 15th (especially in the case of Cambridge which is the date that allows you to request an interview in Singapore instead of the UK). He would also have approached high school already to request recommendation letter and transcripts to be sent.
6. SAT Preparation:
For those students who are planning to retake the SAT, you should be doing about 1 hour of prep per day and 1 full length test every other week.
“The Prepared Senior” will take full-length tests as “UnOfficial” Official tests. i.e., Take them like they are REAL tests. She/he will always make sure to have the test graded by someone else and then review the wrong answers carefully analyzing “Why” they got the question wrong and trying to understand how CollegeBoard designed the questions to mess with the student’s head. She/he will also realize that improvement only comes with regular practice and periodic full-length tests.
Where are you?
So that is where “The Prepared Senior” should be at this stage. If this does not look like you, then you should dedicate some specific time each week to focus on catching up!
Broad Milestones to add to your calendar:
- UCAS Application for UK schools completed and submitted by September 15th
- Three Applications from Common App and UC Application completed and by October 1st.
- Three more Applications completed by November 1st.
- Remaining applications completed by December 5th.
This will keep stress at bay and allow you to have a peaceful winter break!