Tips for Seniors - Hopewell Academy


  • Begin planning early.
  • Make or save copies of all applications as you submit them.
  • Be aware of your own strengths, weaknesses, and grades.
  • Ask teachers and other recommenders for letters and give them time to write a quality letter (at least 2 weeks).
  • Talk with your parents about their expectations, your desires, and financial considerations.
  • Develop a student resume and keep it updated.
  • Schedule a time to meet with your counselor to explore options.
  • Fill out your own applications (including SAT & ACT) and write your own essays.
  • Take the initiative on your college/career search. Remember, this is YOUR life.
  • Keep your school counselor and parents informed as to acceptances, scholarships, etc.
  • Allow time for transcripts and recommendations to be mailed out (at least 2 weeks).
  • Be patient with your friends, parents, and counselors—this is a busy time for everyone.>/b>