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Winter Break Goals

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Congratulations – you made it to winter break! Your hard work over the last semester paid off and now your top priority should be to spend time with loved ones and enjoy the holidays. However, you’ll thank yourself later if you manage to squeeze in some extra college preparation during break. It doesn’t — and shouldn’t — be time consuming, either. Here are a few little things you can do to give yourself a leg up!

Add to your college list – Whether you are a freshman looking to get a head start on the college search or a senior looking to expand your college list before application deadlines, it’s not too late to still add colleges to your list. When you have some free time, peruse the colleges section on College Greenlight. Make sure you have a good mix of safety, match, and reach schools on your list.

Read a book – You deserve a break after finishing this semester, but you should still keep your mind active. Reading a great book is a good way to do this! If you choose a book that interests you, it will allow you to keep your mind moving while doing something enjoyable. Now that sounds like a win-win to us!

Gather application materials – If you’re applying to college soon, take this time to get your application materials ready. Make sure transcripts and letters of recommendation are good to go. Find someone you trust to edit your application essay. Double check application deadlines. Basically, set yourself up for success when you go to hit the ‘submit’ button!

Apply to scholarships – You can never have too many scholarships! Really buckle down during winter break and apply to every scholarship you are eligible for. Keep your College Greenlight profile updated and we’ll bring the scholarships right to you.

Relax – You made it through this past semester, and that’s a really big deal! Find a balance between college prep and relaxation. If you feel recharged for next semester, you will be more likely to succeed!


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