My Applications Are Complete But My Counselor is Slacking!

Question: I am a HS Senior. Every presentation in 2016 & 2017 our Guidance Counselor presents and documents that we should apply as early as possible. Common App was available Aug 1st 2017, as well as most of my target schools. Unfortunately, even though I completed my part... the Colleges will NOT review the Application UNTIL Guidance sends Transcripts and Reference Letters and all they say now is 'we will meet the schools deadlines.'

Yes, it's normal. The go-getter students often submit applications before school has even started in the fall, and guidance counselors lag behind because they are usually meeting many needs ... not just those of the seniors .... and school start-up time is an especially hectic period for them.

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