Oct. Feature: What You Should Be Doing This Month for Your Admissions Plan


It's October and the academic year is already in full swing. That means your college admissions plan should be a priority as soon as you've adjusted to the new year. Before Halloween, you'll have a lot to do to make sure you stay on track. But fortunately, checklists like this can make it easier to check those college admissions tasks off your October to-do list.

Independent college counselors spend a lot of time working individually with students and families to help them navigate the college admissions process. College Confidential asked Jill Madenberg, independent educational consultant in Lake Success, N.Y., and co-author of Love the Journey to College and Kristina L. Dooley, founder of Estrela Consulting in Hudson, Ohio, their best tips for students for this month. Following is their best advice:

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