Okay, so everyone tells you high school goes by fast. They tell you to get started early on college preparations. They advise you not to wait till the last minute on deadlines. But does anyone ever really listen? Of course not!
That’s why most seniors, myself included, are in a constant state of chaos. Even those who are intent on doing things early often fall into the trap of procrastination. Of course we started filling the applications out as soon as they were available. But why do it in January when it’s not due till March? Especially while we’re busy loading up on all the extra-curriculars and academic programs that will really sell an application to the judges? That’s what we were told to do, wasn’t it?
So unfortunately, here we are with thousands of dollars of “free money” lying at our feet, but hardly any of us have the paperwork filled out… The age-old affliction of humanity– procrastination– strikes again.