Applying for college can be a scary, daunting, and stressful process. Below we’ll share with you some advice, because every little helps! With the support system that we have at KAS, you will be able to ace your application process! Talk to the college counselor and talk to your parents. Be open and honest with yourself about what you really want. And importantly, remember this is a marathon, not a sprint!
The Stress: Don’t let the pressure get to you! A healthy mindset is key, and California College Prep teaches you how here. These are actually also quite useful to keep in mind in daily life. Having a healthy, balanced routine is key to everything. But this counts especially for ‘application season’. Make sure you stay hydrated, too. The heat in Taiwan, especially in the hot months (April- October), can be something else!
The Process: Everyone, absolutely everyone, has their own way of dealing with the application process. Don’t think because your friend is doing it one way, you should do that too. Make it your own, and trust your instincts! Here is a handy guide for you to take ownership of your process.
The Parents: It’s a really stressful time for you. Guess what? It’s also stressful for your mom and dad. Remember to keep talking to each other, and be supportive! Read all about it here.
The Rejection: Okay, maybe you’re not going to get in everyhwere you apply to, but that’s okay. Sometimes failing means you learn a lesson or two. First thing you need to do? Breathe in. Breathe out. Repeat. Repeat again. This light-hearted article from Forbes talks you through it.
So college applications are coming to an end already for some, and some still have a bit to go. Don’t fret– what is meant to be will be! You’ve worked hard and you deserve for that hard work to be recognized. Reach for the stars!