The Risks of Senioritis

Whether or not you got into college early, you may be feeling done with school! You've put countless hours of work into getting good grades, preparing for standardized tests, and writing college essays, and you definitely deserve a break.

While you should breathe easier knowing that much of the mountain is behind you, you shouldn't give in to the temptation to start slacking off. Even if you got in early, offers can be rescinded based on your final grades and any disciplinary actions taken by your school, so keep making good decisions, and know that you're almost at the finish line!

Here's some more inspiration from Georgia Tech's Rick Clark to keep working hard till your diploma is in hand.

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First College Essay Update of the 2012/2013 Season

It’s official: The 2012/2013 college application season has begun!

Georgia Tech has posted a preview of its essay prompts for the new application season, and after confirming with the university that these are the official questions, we've updated them in College Essay Organizer. We appreciate Georgia Tech's awareness of the stress involved in the essay process when they write: "If you are anxious to get a head start on your application, we would encourage you to work on your essay - the portion of the application that most student's report takes the longest to complete."

Notwithstanding (or perhaps because of) Georgia Tech's ironic typo when emphasizing the difficulty of the writing process (highlighted by us in red), we agree that the college essay process is absolutely the most time-consuming and challenging part for applicants, and we're the only site (including the Common App and Naviance) that makes it a much smoother, more successful experience.

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